Ch 12. Can Film Do Philosophy?


In the introduction I make a distinction between philosophy in (or through) film and the philosophy of film. This chapter asks whether philosophy in film is possible. It explores the debate between pessimists, such as Russell and Livingston, and optimists such as Wartenberg, Smith, and Smuts. The primary focus of the chapter is on what Livingston calls the bold thesis: the claim that films can do innovative philosophy via cinematic means.

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