ABSTRACT

Philosophy, and in particular continental philosophy, has provided a conceptual underpinning for cinema since its beginnings, especially in the development of cinematic aesthetics. In its turn, film has rethought the abstractions of space and time and the categories of sex and gender and has created new concepts which illuminate phenomenology, metaphysics and epistemology. "Film and Philosophy" brings together leading scholars to provide a detailed overview of the key thinkers who have shaped the field of film philosophy. The thinkers include continental and 'post-continental' philosophers, analytic philosophers, film-makers, film reviewers, sociologists, and cultural theorists.The essays reveal how philosophy can be applied to film analysis and how film can be used to illustrate philosophical problems. But more importantly, the essays explore how film has shaped what philosophy thinks and how philosophy has lead to a reappraisal of film. The book will prove an invaluable reference and guide to readers interested in a deeper understanding of the issues and insights presented by film philosophy." Film and Philosophy" includes essays on: Hugo Munsterberg, Vilem Flusser, Siegfried Kracauer, Theodor Adorno, Antonin Artaud, Henri Bergson, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, Andre Bazin, Roland Barthes, Serge Daney, Jean-Luc Godard, Stanley Cavell, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Sarah Kofman, Paul Virilio, Jean Baudrillard, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Fredric Jameson, Felix Guattari, Raymond Bellour, Christian Metz, Julia Kristeva, Laura Mulvey, Homi Bhabha, Slavoj Zizek, Stephen Heath, Alain Badiou, Jacques Ranciere, Leo Bersani, Giorgio Agamben, and Michel Chion.

chapter |15 pages

Introduction: What is Film-Philosophy?

ByFelicity Colman

part |102 pages

What is Cinema?

chapter |11 pages

Hugo Münsterberg

ByRobert Sinnerbrink

chapter |9 pages

Vilém Flusser

ByAdrian Martin

chapter |11 pages

Siegfried Kracauer

ByDrehli Robnik

chapter |10 pages

Theodor Adorno

ByJulie Kuhlken

chapter |10 pages

Antonin Artaud

ByAnna Powell

chapter |10 pages

Henri Bergson

ByDorothea Olkowski

chapter |10 pages

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

ByHelen A. Fielding

chapter |9 pages

Emmanuel Levinas

BySarah Cooper

chapter |9 pages

André Bazin

ByHunter Vaughan

chapter |10 pages

Roland Barthes

ByColin Gardner

part |134 pages

Politics of the Cinematic Century

chapter |12 pages

Serge Daney

ByGarin Dowd

chapter |11 pages

Jean-Luc Godard

ByZsuzsa Baross

chapter |9 pages

Stanley Cavell

ByRex Butler

chapter |10 pages

Jean-Luc Nancy

ByClaire Colebrook

chapter |15 pages

Jacques Derrida

ByLouise Burchill

chapter |11 pages

Gilles Deleuze

ByJohn Mullarkey

chapter |11 pages

Sarah Kofman

ByTom Conley

chapter |11 pages

Paul Virilio

ByFelicity Colman

chapter |10 pages

Jean Baudrillard

ByCatherine Constable

chapter |11 pages

Jean-François Lyotard

ByLisa Trahair

chapter |10 pages

Fredric Jameson

ByScott Durham

chapter |10 pages

Félix Guattar

ByGary Genosko

part |105 pages

Cinematic Nature

chapter |10 pages

Raymond Bellour

ByMichael Goddard

chapter |10 pages

Christian Metz

ByRichard Rushton

chapter |10 pages

Julia Kristeva

ByPatricia MacCormack

chapter |10 pages

Laura Mulvey

ByDavid Sorfa

chapter |12 pages

Homi K. Bhabha

ByPatricia Pisters

chapter |10 pages

Slavoj Žižek

ByLaurence Simmons

chapter |9 pages

Stephen Heath

ByFred Botting

chapter |12 pages

Alain Badiou

ByStephen Zepke

chapter |10 pages

Jacques Rancière

BySudeep Dasgupta

chapter |9 pages

Giorgio Agamben

ByChristian McCrea