chapter  4
26 Pages

The philosophy of appearance

WithNathan Andersen

A brief history of metaphysics, from Thales to Nietzsche, which aims to show how philosophy turned its attention from an attempt to characterize how things are apart from how they appear to us towards an investigation of the structure of appearances. The aim is to show that the analogy between the reality of cinema and reality as a whole, developed in the previous chapter, yields insights in line with those of the tradition of philosophy leading up to and developing out of Kant’s critical philosophy.