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Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience: New Phenomenological and Cognitivist Perspectives

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Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience

New Phenomenological and Cognitivist Perspectives

Edited by Robert Sinnerbrink

144 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-144-8 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Published (June 2021)

ISBN  978-1-80073-145-5 $27.95/£22.95 Pb Published (June 2021)

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Since the early 1990s, phenomenology and cognitivism have become two of the most influential approaches to film theory. Yet far from being at odds with each other, both approaches offer important insights on our subjective experience of cinema. Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience explores how these two approaches might work together to create a philosophy of film that is both descriptively rich and theoretically productive by addressing the key relationship between cinematic experience, emotions, and ethics.

Robert Sinnerbrink is Associate Professor in Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney. He is the author of books including Terrence Malick: Filmmaker and Philosopher (Bloomsbury, 2019), and Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film (Routledge, 2016), and he is a member of the editorial boards for Film-Philosophy, Film and Philosophy, and Projections. He has published numerous articles on film and philosophy in journals including Australasian Philosophical Review, Angelaki, and Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies.


Subject: Film and Television Studies Media Studies Sociology