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The Resource Doing philosophy at the movies, Richard A. Gilmore

Doing philosophy at the movies, Richard A. Gilmore

Label
Doing philosophy at the movies
Title
Doing philosophy at the movies
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Gilmore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Doing Philosophy at the Movies finds the roots of profound philosophical ideas in the relatively ordinary context of popular, mostly Hollywood, movies. Richard A. Gilmore suggests that narratives of popular films like Hitchcock's Vertigo, John Ford's The Searchers, Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Coen Brothers' Fargo, and Danny Boyle's Trainspotting mirror certain epiphanies in the works of great philosophers. Via Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Zizek, Gilmore addresses such themes as the nature of philosophy, the possibility of redemption through love, catharsis, the sublime, and the human problem of death. Gilmore argues that seeing these movies through the lens of certain philosophical ideas can show how deeply relevant both philosophy and the movies can be."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
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Gilmore, Richard A
Dewey number
791.43/01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Motion pictures
Label
Doing philosophy at the movies, Richard A. Gilmore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-178) and index
Contents
Introduction: Wittgenstein at the movies -- John Ford's The searchers as an allegory of the philosophical search -- A the usual suspects moment in Vertigo: the epistemology of identity -- The American sublime in Fargo -- Visions of meaning: seeing and non-seeing in Crimes and misdemeanors -- Oedipus techs: time travel as redemption in The terminator and 12 monkeys -- Into the toilet: some classical aesthetic themes raised by a scene in Trainspotting -- Horror and death at the movies -- Conclusion: the dialectics of interpretation
Control code
000025477076
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 183 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780791463925
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008050
Label
Doing philosophy at the movies, Richard A. Gilmore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-178) and index
Contents
Introduction: Wittgenstein at the movies -- John Ford's The searchers as an allegory of the philosophical search -- A the usual suspects moment in Vertigo: the epistemology of identity -- The American sublime in Fargo -- Visions of meaning: seeing and non-seeing in Crimes and misdemeanors -- Oedipus techs: time travel as redemption in The terminator and 12 monkeys -- Into the toilet: some classical aesthetic themes raised by a scene in Trainspotting -- Horror and death at the movies -- Conclusion: the dialectics of interpretation
Control code
000025477076
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 183 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780791463925
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008050

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