Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema by Nathan Andersen

By Nathan Andersen

Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an available and fascinating new contribution to film-philosophy, which exhibits that to take movie heavily is usually to interact with the basic questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s movie A Clockwork Orange into philosophical dialog with Plato’s Republic, evaluating their contributions to topics corresponding to the character of expertise and that means, the nature of justice, the distinction among visual appeal and fact, the significance of artwork, and the impression of images.

At the center of the publication is a singular account of the analogy among Plato’s allegory of the cave and cinema, constructed together with a provocative interpretation of the main robust picture from A Clockwork Orange, within which the lead personality is strapped to a chair and compelled to monitor violent motion pictures.

Key gains of the ebook contain:

  • a accomplished bibliography of urged readings on Plato, on movie, on philosophy, and at the philosophy of film

  • a record of steered motion pictures that may be explored following the technique during this booklet, together with short descriptions of every movie, and recommendations concerning its philosophical implications

  • a precis of Plato’s Republic, e-book via booklet, highlighting either dramatic context and topic matter.

Offering a detailed examining of the debatable vintage movie A Clockwork Orange, and an introductory account of the valuable subject matters of the philosophical vintage The Republic, this publication can be of curiosity to either students and scholars of philosophy and picture, in addition to to readers of Plato and enthusiasts of Stanley Kubrick.

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