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Reel Arguments By Andrew Light

Reel Arguments
by Andrew Light

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Among the growing number of books written by philosophers on film, Reel Arguments aims to be one of the most accessible. This volume offers several examples of how films contain important philosophical lessons about how we live our lives, and in turn how philosophy helps us to better understand film.
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Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy, And Social Criticism by Andrew Light

Reel Arguments collects an integrated series of essays addressing the role of film as social criticism. By looking at films and the creators of such films as Alice in the Cities, Enemy of the State, The Conversation, Falling Down, City of Hope, and Matewan, Light persuasively argues that film can be both highly philosophical and influential on public debates over issues of moral, political and social importance. Light brings new insights into the readings of these films covering a range of issues: identity politics, urban landscapes, the politics of space, and the unexpected ethical dimensions of technology.

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About Andrew Light

Andrew Light is Co-Director of the Applied Philosophy Group in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions at New York University, and Co-Editor of the journal Philosophy and Geography. He has edited or co-edited thirteen anthologies, including Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice, Technology and the Good Life?, and The Aesthetics of Everyday Life.

Table of Contents

Related Reading from Westview Press -- Introduction: Film as Social Philosophy -- Film, Technology, and Built Space -- Enemies of the State? Electronic Surveillance and the Neutrality of Technology -- Wim Wenders's Everyday Aesthetics -- Boyz in the Woods: Los Angeles as Urban Wilderness -- Film, Group Interests, and Political Identity -- John Sayles on Class Interest -- Spike Lee, Chico Mendes, and the Representation of Political Identity

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Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy, And Social Criticism by Andrew Light
Andrew Light
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