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Film in the Anthropocene

Philosophy, Ecology, and Cybernetics

  • Daniel White

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of film in the context of the Anthropocene: the new geological era in which human beings have collectively become a force of nature. Daniel White draws on perspectives in philosophy, ecology, and cybernetics (the science of communication and control in animals and machines) to explore human self-understanding through film in the new era. The classical figure of Janus, looking both to the future and the past, serves as a guide throughout the study. Both feature and documentary films are considered.

 

Keywords

Cinema Christopher Nolan Möbius Avatar Shaw Mulhall

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel White
    • 1
  1. 1.Honors CollegeFlorida Atlantic UniversityJupiter, FLUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93015-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93014-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93015-2
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