The Bold Thesis Retried : on Cinema as Philosophy

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This chapter begins by presenting a simple model that maps some salient positions on the topic of cinema as philosophy, including the very strong claims that are constitutive of what has been stipulated to be “the bold thesis.” It is contended that examples that have been adduced in the literature as substantiating that bold thesis in fact only support weaker claims. It is argued in favor of accepting some such theses on the topic. A number of variables are then introduced that might be worth keeping in mind as we ponder the philosophical merits or demerits of various cinematic works.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy and Film : Bridging Divides
EditorsChristina Rawls, Diana Neiva, Steven S. Gouveia
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter5
Pages81-91
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780429787140
ISBN (Print)9781138351691
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Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2019

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NamePhilosophy and Film

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LIVINGSTON, P. (2019). The Bold Thesis Retried : on Cinema as Philosophy. In C. Rawls, D. Neiva, & S. S. Gouveia (Eds.), Philosophy and Film : Bridging Divides (pp. 81-91). (Philosophy and Film). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429435157-6
LIVINGSTON, Paisley. / The Bold Thesis Retried : on Cinema as Philosophy. Philosophy and Film : Bridging Divides. editor / Christina Rawls ; Diana Neiva ; Steven S. Gouveia. Routledge, 2019. pp. 81-91 (Philosophy and Film).
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LIVINGSTON, P 2019, The Bold Thesis Retried : on Cinema as Philosophy. in C Rawls, D Neiva & SS Gouveia (eds), Philosophy and Film : Bridging Divides. Philosophy and Film, Routledge, pp. 81-91. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429435157-6

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LIVINGSTON P. The Bold Thesis Retried : on Cinema as Philosophy. In Rawls C, Neiva D, Gouveia SS, editors, Philosophy and Film : Bridging Divides. Routledge. 2019. p. 81-91. (Philosophy and Film). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429435157-6