This course is a seminar on the philosophical analysis of film art, with an emphasis on the ways in which it creates meaning through techniques that define a formal structure. There is a particular focus on aesthetic problems about appearance and reality, literary and visual effects, communication and alienation through film technology.
4 hours of video.
Irving Singer is a professor of philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of books on various topics, including cinema, love, sexuality, and the philosophy of George Santayana. He has written about the work of film directors Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Renoir, and Orson Welles. Singer has been publishing on philosophy since 1951.
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Based on a work at http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-213-philosophy-of-film-fall-2004/.