Thinking Through Film by Damian Cox
Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies

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An introduction to philosophy through film, Thinking Through Film: Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies combines the exploration of fundamental philosophical issues with the experience of viewing films, and provides an engaging reading experience for undergraduate students, philosophy enthusiasts and film buffs alike.An in-depth yet accessible introduction to the philosophical issues raised by films, film spectatorship and film-makingProvides 12 self-contained, close discussions of individual films from across genresFilms discussed include Total Recall, Minority Report, La Promesse, Funny Games, Ikuru, The Dark Knight, Memento, AI and moreExplores concepts that span epistemology, metaphysics, fate, choice, robot love, time travel, personal identity, spectacle, ethics, luck, regret, consequentialism, deontology and the philosophy of film itselfA uniquely flexible resource for courses in philosophy and film that encourages student reflection, as well as being an engaging read for the film enthusiast
 

About Damian Cox

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Damian Cox is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Bond University. He is co-author of Integrity and the Fragile Self with Michael Levine and Marguerite La Caze in 2003. Cox has written widely on philosophical topics including ethics, value theory, metaphysics and epistemology.Michael Levine is professor of Philosophy at the University of Western Australia, and has co-authored Politics Most Unusual: Violence, Sovereignty and Democracy in the 'War on Terror' with Damian Cox and Saul Newman (2009). He is currently working on the topic of the role of regret and self-assessment in our moral lives.
 
Published August 24, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 288 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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