By Nathan Andersen
Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an available and intriguing new contribution to film-philosophy, which indicates 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 subject matters reminiscent of the character of expertise and which means, the nature of justice, the distinction among visual appeal and fact, the significance of paintings, and the influence of images.
At the guts of the publication is a unique account of the analogy among Plato’s allegory of the cave and cinema, built together with a provocative interpretation of the main robust photo from A Clockwork Orange, during which the lead personality is strapped to a chair and compelled to observe violent motion pictures.
Key beneficial properties of the e-book comprise:
- a accomplished bibliography of advised readings on Plato, on movie, on philosophy, and at the philosophy of film
- a record of prompt motion pictures that may be explored following the process during this ebook, together with short descriptions of every movie, and recommendations concerning its philosophical implications
- a precis of Plato’s Republic, ebook by way of e-book, highlighting either dramatic context and topic matter.
Offering an in depth interpreting of the debatable vintage movie A Clockwork Orange, and an introductory account of the primary issues of the philosophical vintage The Republic, this publication can be of curiosity to either students and scholars of philosophy and movie, in addition to to readers of Plato and enthusiasts of Stanley Kubrick.
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