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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. This fully revised and updated second edition features an expanded introduction providing guidance on teaching and discussing philosophy through film, as well as new material on notable philosophers such as Rousseau, Aquinas and Nietzche, and discussion of a wide range of recent films.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Shelves: philosophy , cinema , plato-s-light , shadowed-plato , cave-allegory , other-allegories. Anyway, as I read it, I was prone to the 5 stars, so good was the prose.
Movies abound, so philosophical ideas. Yet, those ideas have been arranged according maybe to the academia classification. Therefore, you have a chapter on Epistemology Knowledge themes ; one chapter on moral.. Right, philosophy in the sense of: reflection, thinking critically. An ideal book …. Take the case of Star Trek; to Mr Spock the most rational person, platonic in a sense : the reason is always in charge, not desire. Self …or soul? I wonder. They are Total Recall and The Matrix The latter typically deals with perception psychology!
The French philosopher wondered on deception, and the source of knowledge; how does one know one is dreaming… or awaken? How can you tell truth from lie? Yet things can be even stranger; still with Descartes: what about a devil-demon, an all-powerful being who is capable of deceiving us? In the film, two astronauts on a mission to Jupiter have to battle the ship's computer HAL for control of the ship. The astronauts are depersonalized and unemotional, little more than apendages of the sophisticated technology around them".
Falzon posits at least three possibilities: 1 films that have a philosopher as subject matter; take the following cases of Socrates , Blaise and Augustine of Hippo ; 2 movies that are philosophically inspired like The Stranger by L.
Finding light…, midst the shadows. Ah, I've decided for 4 stars, due to this pan-philosophical view on movies that can be viewed, more pertinently at times, in other ways. You just have to take another allegory; beyond Plato's. A different one. But, just suppose for a while, you're one of the puppet showmen performing View all 7 comments.
This book is an introduction to philosophy using examples from feature film. A great idea! An interesting way to approach philosophy, by using movies to illustrate basic philosophical principles. I'd say it succeeded better than my undergrad philosophy professor did with me. View all 3 comments.
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National Library of Australia. Search the catalogue for collection items held by the National Library of Australia. Read more Falzon, Christopher. Philosophy goes to the movies : an introduction to philosophy. Drawing on a wide range of films from around the world, and the ideas of a diverse selection of thinkers from Plato and Descartes to Marcuse and Foucault, Christopher Falzon introduces and discusses central areas of philosophical concern. Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card.