Berys Gaut

in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199279456
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577239 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy


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Today the philosophy of film is in a thriving state. Indeed, for quality, variety, and interest of the work being carried out, the philosophy of film is arguably rivalled among the philosophies of the individual arts only by the philosophy of music. It also exhibits a striking feature which, if not unique among the philosophies of the arts, is at least highly unusual: many philosophers and film theorists are interacting with each others' work and learning from each other. Much, though certainly not all, of the work of philosophers has been critical of aspects of film theory, but the interaction has been fruitful for both disciplines. This interplay is witnessed by several anthologies in which both film theorists and philosophers of film are included.

Keywords: philosophy of film; film theories; philosophies of the arts; anthologies; realism; emotion

Article.  8597 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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