[cinema Philosophy And Bergman] [author: Livingston, Paisley] [july, 2009].

[cinema Philosophy And Bergman] [author: Livingston, Paisley] [july, 2009]

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    • ISBN 10: 0199570175
    • ISBN 13: 9780199570171


    In this philosophical study Paisley Livingston surveys recent discussions of the cinema's philosophical value. Livingston raises questions about some of the bold claims being made about the cinema's philosophical importance and suggests that in many cases it is the philosophical commentator and not 'the film itself' that is the actual source of the philosophizing. Yet in some cases, it should be recognized that it is the film-maker who works with a background ofspecific philosophical ideas and sources; it is the film-maker, or a group of collaborating film-makers, who expresses ideas and raises questions in a film. A case in point is Ingmar Bergman, the focusof the third part of the book. Livingston shows that Bergman was profoundly influenced by a Finnish philosopher, Eino Kaila, whose book on philosophical psychology was foundational for the Swedish director. Bergman proclaimed that reading this book was a tremendous philosophical experience for him and that he 'built on this ground'. Livingston shows how Bergman took up Kaila's topics in his cinematic explorations of motivated irrationality, inauthenticity, and the problem of self-knowledge.

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    • Publisher: Oup Oxford
    • Language: Eng English
    • Edition: 1
    • Pages: 224
    • Date Published: 2009
    • Authors: Paisley Livingston