By Alex Ling

Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou to reply to the query valuable to all critical movie scholarship: 'can cinema be thought?' Treating this question on 3 degrees, the writer first asks if we will be able to particularly imagine what cinema is, at an ontological point. Secondly, he investigates even if cinema can really imagine for itself; that's, even if it really is really 'artistic'. eventually, he explores in what methods we will reconsider the results of the truth that cinema thinks. In answering those questions, the writer makes use of famous motion pictures ranging to demonstrate Badiou's philosophy and to contemplate the ways that his paintings might be prolonged, critiqued and reframed with appreciate to the medium of cinema.

Show description

Read or Download Badiou and Cinema PDF

Similar philosophy books

Which World Is the Real One? (The Selected Works of Arne Naess, Volume 3)

Arne Naess is taken into account some of the most vital philosophers of the 20th century. He has been a vastly prolific writer, but his works as an entire have remained mostly unavailable – earlier. Springer made to be had for the 1st time, a definitive 10-volume selection of Arne Naess’s life’s works: the chosen Works of Arne Naess.

Traités 51-54 : Sur la vie de Plotin et la mise en ordre de ses livres

Né en Égypte au début du IIIè siècle apr. J. -C. , Plotin s'installe à Rome en 246, en terre stoïcienne, pour y enseigner les principes d'une philosophie platonicienne et y inaugurer l. a. culture qu'on dit aujourd'hui "néoplatonicienne ".

Between Leibniz, Newton, and Kant: Philosophy and Science in the Eighteenth Century

It's a truism that philosophy and the sciences have been heavily associated within the age of Leibniz, Newton, and Kant; yet a extra specific choice of the constitution and dynamics of this linkage is needed. the subject material of this quantity is the interactions one of the advancements in philosophy and the variations that different branches of sciences, Baconian in addition to classical, underwent in this interval.

Extra info for Badiou and Cinema

Sample text

In it I have tried to describe in clear and simple terms the fully rounded philosophy of life known as naturalistic Humanism. In its fundamentals Humanism goes back at least as far as Athens of the fifth century BCE [Before the Common Era] and the great Age of Pericles. With Materialism and Naturalism, Dualism and Idealism, it stands out as one of the major systematic philosophies in the history of civilization. And it expresses a significant viewpoint which no intellectually alert person of the twentieth century can afford to overlook.

Jean S. Kotkin is the able Executive Director of the Union, which has twentyone local Societies, mainly in the East and Middle West. While the Ethical movement originated in America, it has been quite influential in England, where its outstanding leaders were Stanton Coit and Frederick J. Gould and where it has included some of Britain’s most distinguished philosophers, scientists, and authors. It has also spread to the European continent and Japan. Making a somewhat different approach to naturalistic Humanism are the miscellaneous varieties of contemporary Freethinkers and Rationalists in America and other countries.

Humanism as a philosophy has ever competed with other philosophic viewpoints for the allegiance of human beings. But however far-reaching its disagreements with rival philosophies of the past and present, Humanism at least agrees with them on the importance of philosophy as such. That importance stems from the perennial need of human beings to find significance in their lives, to integrate their personalities around some clear, consistent, and compelling view of existence, and to seek definite and reliable methods in the solution of their problems.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 33 votes