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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 20 new and published books in the subject of Philosophy of Film — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Philosophy through Film

    3rd Edition

    By Mary M. Litch, Amy D Karofsky

    Many of the classic questions of philosophy have been raised, illuminated, and addressed in celluloid. In this Third Edition of Philosophy through Film, Mary M. Litch teams up with a new co-author, Amy D. Karofsky, to show readers how to watch films with a sharp eye for their philosophical content....

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema

    By Nathan Andersen

    Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an accessible and exciting new contribution to film-philosophy, which shows that to take film seriously is also to engage with the fundamental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange into philosophical...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cognitive Media Theory

    Edited by Ted Nannicelli, Paul Taberham

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    Across the academy, scholars are debating the question of what bearing scientific inquiry has upon the humanities. The latest addition to the AFI Film Readers series, Cognitive Media Theory takes up this question in the context of film and media studies. This collection of essays by internationally...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Cine-Ethics

    Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship

    Edited by Jinhee Choi, Mattias Frey

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with film, which can function as a moral ground for one’s connection to...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Mulholland Drive

    Edited by Zina Giannopoulou

    Series: Philosophers on Film

    Beloved by film and art aficionados and fans of neo-noir cinema, Mulholland Drive is one of the most important and enigmatic films of recent years. It occupies a central and controversial position in the work of its director, David Lynch, who won the best director award at the 2001 Cannes Film...

    Published August 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Race, Philosophy, and Film

    Edited by Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, Dan Flory

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This collection fills a gap in the current literature in philosophy and film by focusing on the question: How would thinking in philosophy and film be transformed if race were formally incorporated moved from its margins to the center? The collection’s contributors anchor their discussions of race...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. A Philosophy of the Screenplay

    By Ted Nannicelli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Vertigo

    Edited by Katalin Makkai

    Series: Philosophers on Film

    Released in 1958, Vertigo is widely regarded as Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece and one of the greatest films of all time. This is the first book devoted to exploring the philosophical aspects of Vertigo. Following an introduction by the editor that places the film in context, each chapter reflects...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Fight Club

    Edited by Thomas E. Wartenberg

    Series: Philosophers on Film

    Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher’s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places...

    Published September 16th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film

    Edited by Paisley Livingston, Carl Plantinga

    Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film is the first comprehensive volume to explore the main themes, topics, thinkers and issues in philosophy and film. The Companion features sixty specially commissioned chapters from international scholars and is divided into four clear parts: issues...

    Published March 2nd 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy, 3rd Edition
    By Christopher Falzon
    To Be Published July 31st 2014
  2. On Film, 2nd Edition
    By Stephen Mulhall
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  3. Philosophy of Film: An Introduction
    By Aaron Smuts
    To Be Published February 15th 2015
  4. Blade Runner
    Edited by Amy Coplan, David Davies
    To Be Published March 1st 2015

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