chapter  1
34 Pages

What is philosophy?

WithNathan Andersen

A brief introduction to the nature of philosophy, and to the range of basic philosophical concerns, including a discussion of the contrast between philosophy, on the one hand, and myth, religion, and art, on the other. An overview of several of the core methods for philosophical investigation that have emerged since the time of the ancient Greeks is followed by an account of some of film’s philosophical affinities, the philosophical subjects that film is especially suited to depict and illuminate.