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Finding ourselves at the movies : Philosophy for a new generation

Author: Paul W Kahn
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats

Paul W. Kahn finds in popular films a new setting for a philosophical inquiry into timeless themes. He explores the nature of action and interpretation, and narratives of politics, family, and faith.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W Kahn
ISBN: 9780231164399 0231164394 9780231164382 0231164386 9780231536028 023153602X
OCLC Number: 973549170
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043743771
Description: xii, 239 Seiten
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Part I: From Philosophy to Film 1. Philosophy, Democracy, and the Turn to Film 2. Freedom and Persuasion 3. On Interpretation Part II: Film and the Social Imaginary 4. Violence and the State 5. Love, Romance, and Pornography Conclusion: Film, Faith, and Love Notes Bibliography: Essays on Sources Index
Responsibility: Paul W. Kahn.


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A brilliant venture in the lost art of bringing theoretical insight to bear on popular culture. Finding Ourselves at the Movies defends another relationship between the thinker and the public, Read more...

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