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Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman

Paisley Livingston

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199570171
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191721540 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.001.0001
Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman

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The first part of this book critically assesses some of the bold claims that have been made about films' contributions to philosophy and defends a balanced perspective on the topic. It argues that in many cases, it is the philosophical commentator and not ‘the film itself’ that is the actual source of the philosophizing attributed to a movie. In some cases, however, it is the film-maker who, by working with a background of specific philosophical sources, creates a work that expresses philosophical ideas. With this possibility in mind, the second part of the book outlines a ‘partial intentionalist’ approach. In response to a series of objections, the book defends underlying assumptions about interpretation, expression, and authorship. The book's partial intentionalist approach is exemplified in the third part of the book, which focuses on the work of Ingmar Bergman. The book argues that Bergman was profoundly influenced by a Finnish philosopher, Eino Kaila. Bergman proclaimed that reading Kaila's book on philosophical psychology a tremendous philosophical experience for him and that he ‘built on this ground’. With reference to unpublished materials in the newly created Ingmar Bergman archive in Stockholm, the book shows how, in works such as Wild Strawberries, Persona, and In the Life of the Marionettes, the Swedish director took up and responded to Kaila's views on motivated irrationality, inauthenticity, ethics, and the problem of self-knowledge.

Keywords: authorship; cinema; Eino Kaila; Ingmar Bergman; intentionalism; irrationality; philosophical psychology; philosophy

Book.  224 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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Introduction in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman

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Theses on Cinema as Philosophy in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman

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Arguing over Cinema as Philosophy in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman

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Types of Authorship in the Cinema in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman

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