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Skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Author: Philipp Schmerheim
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Series: Thinking media
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A study of how contemporary cinema and film-philosophers explore radical skepticism about our knowledge of the world"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Schmerheim
ISBN: 9781501310973 1501310976 9781501320149 1501320149
OCLC Number: 907941534
Description: xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of figures --
Acknowledgements --
1. Introduction: Skepticism Films. A Certain Tendency in Contemporary Cinema --
Part I: Thinking Through Cinema --
2. Films as Configurations of Philosophical Thought --
3. Remediating Philosophy, or: The Media of Philosophical Thought --
Part II: Skepticism in Film Philosophy --
4. Varieties of Philosophical Skepticism: Knowledge, Acknowledgement, and Trust --
5. A Moving Image of Skepticism? Philosophy's Acknowledgement of Film --
6. A Cinema for Believers. Trust, Belief, and the Expulsion from the Paradise of Childhood --
Part III: Skepticism Films --
7. Varieties of Skepticism Films --
8. Tools for Philosophical Film Analysis --
9. (Not) Knowing My World: External World Skepticism Films. A Comparative Analysis of The Matrix, The Thirteenth Floor, and The Truman Show --
10. Not Knowing My Self: Self-Knowledge Skepticism Films --
11. Coda. From Doubt to Acknowledgement, or: The Philosophical Significance of Skepticism Films revisited --
Bibliography and Filmography --
Index.
Series Title: Thinking media
Responsibility: Philipp Schmerheim.

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