Title:
How to Teach Philosophy of Film
Authors:
Thomson-Jones, Katherine
Abstract:
Even though philosophy of film is a relatively small and relatively young philosophical subfield, I argue that it is well worth a dedicated undergraduate course. I outline such a course below, with reference to particular anthologies of readings and a corresponding list of central topics. I recommend adopting a broad conception of film, to include moving image works in a range of formats and technological media, as well as an inclusive approach to philosophizing about film, one that draws on the history of film theory, both the analytic and the continental philosophical traditions, critical race theory, and feminist theory. The aim of a philosophy of film course is to hone students’ philosophical skills in the service of a deeper appreciation of the art of moving images.
Citation:
Thomson-Jones, Katherine. 2016. “How to Teach Philosophy of Film.” Teaching Philosophy 39(3): 329-345.
Publisher:
Philosophy Documentation Center
DATE ISSUED:
2016-09
Department:
Philosophy
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.5840/teachphil201681153
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/620450

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dc.contributor.authorThomson-Jones, Katherineen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-17T18:32:36Z-
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dc.date.issued2016-09-
dc.identifier.citationThomson-Jones, Katherine. 2016. “How to Teach Philosophy of Film.” Teaching Philosophy 39(3): 329-345.en
dc.identifier.issn0145-5788-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/620450-
dc.description.abstractEven though philosophy of film is a relatively small and relatively young philosophical subfield, I argue that it is well worth a dedicated undergraduate course. I outline such a course below, with reference to particular anthologies of readings and a corresponding list of central topics. I recommend adopting a broad conception of film, to include moving image works in a range of formats and technological media, as well as an inclusive approach to philosophizing about film, one that draws on the history of film theory, both the analytic and the continental philosophical traditions, critical race theory, and feminist theory. The aim of a philosophy of film course is to hone students’ philosophical skills in the service of a deeper appreciation of the art of moving images.en
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dc.publisherPhilosophy Documentation Centeren
dc.identifier.doi10.5840/teachphil201681153-
dc.subject.departmentPhilosophyen_US
dc.titleHow to Teach Philosophy of Filmen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalTeaching Philosophyen
dc.identifier.volume39en_US
dc.identifier.volume3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage329en_US
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