Introducing Philosophy Through Film: Key Texts, Discussion, and Film Selections

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Richard Fumerton, Diane Jeske
Wiley, Apr 20, 2009 - Philosophy - 640 pages
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Philosophy Through Film offers a uniquely engaging and effective approach to introductory philosophy by combining an anthology of classical and contemporary philosophical readings with a discussion of philosophical concepts illustrated in popular films.
  • Pairs 50 classical and contemporary readings with popular films - from Monty Python and The Matrix to Casablanca and A Clockwork Orange
  • Addresses key areas in philosophy, including topics in ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, the problem of perception, and philosophy of time
  • Each unit begins with an extensive introduction by the editors and ends with study questions linking readings to films
  • Features chapter by chapter discussion of clips from films that vividly illustrate the critical philosophical arguments and positions raised in the readings

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This is a great, but ambitious introductory text. The introductions to each section are greatly helpful both in terms of illustrating the key issues that are at play within the major areas of ... Read full review

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This is a great, but ambitious introductory text. The introductions to each section are greatly helpful both in terms of illustrating the key issues that are at play within the major areas of ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Richard Fumerton is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Metaphysical and Epistemological Problems of Perception (1985), Reason and Morality: A Defense of the Egocentric Perspective (1990), Metaepistemology and Skepticism (1995), Realism and the Correspondence Theory of Truth (2002), Epistemology (Blackwell, 2005), and Mill (with Wendy Donner, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). His present teaching and research interests include epistemology, metaphysics, and value theory.

Diane Jeske is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa. Her teaching and research interests include ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. She is the author of Rationality and Moral Theory: How Intimacy Generates Reasons (2008).

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