Film as Philosophy

Essays on Cinema after Wittgenstein and Cavell

  • Rupert Read
  • Jerry Goodenough

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction I: A Philosopher Goes to the Cinema

  3. Introduction II: What Theory of Film Do Wittgenstein and Cavell Have?

  4. Essays

  5. Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Rupert Read, Jerry Goodenough
      Pages 167-209
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 210-219

About this book


A series of essays on film and philosophy whose authors - philosophers or film studies experts - write on a wide variety of films: classic Hollywood comedies, war films, Eastern European art films, science fiction, showing how film and watching it can not only illuminate philosophy but, in an important sense, be doing philosophy. The book is crowned with an interview with Wittgensteinian philosopher Stanley Cavell, discussing his interests in philosophy and in film and how they can come together.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rupert Read
    • 1
  • Jerry Goodenough
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

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