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Conclusion: The Future of an Illusion

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/9780748641130.003.0012
Conclusion: The Future of an Illusion

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relevance of Alain Badiou's philosophy for the analysis of cinema. It explains that of all the arts, cinema is without doubt the most universal, the most immediate and the most paradoxical, and argues that as a mass art, cinema speaks to humanity in a way that no other art is capable of. The chapter discusses Badiou's idea of cinema as an art that both thinks and rethinks, and suggests that this cinema has yet to appear.

Keywords: Alain Badiou; cinema; philosophy; mass art; humanity; arts

Chapter.  1082 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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