In the Kingdom of Shadows

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:
In the Kingdom of Shadows

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This chapter considers cinema as an ontological art or an art that figures the relations of being and its appearing, explores the intricacies of Alain Badiou's set-theoretical ontology and his more recent logical phenomenology, and explains a new ontology of cinema. It reviews Samuel Beckett's 1965 Film and argues that it was a work concerned less with subjectivity than with objectivity.

Keywords: cinema; ontological art; being; appearing; Alain Badiou; set-theoretical ontology; Samuel Beckett; Film; subjectivity; objectivity

Chapter.  12875 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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