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Can Cinema be Thought?

Alex Ling

in Badiou and Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780748641130
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652631 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.003.0002
Can Cinema be Thought?

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This chapter presents a detailed critique of Alain Badiou's philosophical writings on cinema. It focuses on the ‘False Movements of Cinema’ chapter of his Handbook of Inaesthetics, his essay Philosophy and Cinema and ‘Cinema as a Democratic Emblem’. The chapter considers the more immediate problems raised by these works and discusses a number of questions Badiou left unanswered.

Keywords: Alain Badiou; philosophical writings; cinema; False Movements; Handbook of Inaesthetics; Philosophy and Cinema; Democratic Emblem

Chapter.  9914 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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