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An Uncomfortable Marriage of Film and Philosophy?

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Jinhee Choi
An Uncomfortable Marriage of Film and Philosophy?

An ethical turn in contemporary film studies and theory has redirected attention from the universal and rational to the particular and affective (or visceral) as grounds for assessing both the epistemological and ethical value of the film medium. In this presentation, I examine various types of philosophical thinking, both continental and analytic, which bridge the film and philosophy disciplines as well as provide frameworks for ethical criticism and interpretation. I further aim to discuss to what extent the interdisciplinary nature of such an approach either deepens or hinders our understanding of the film medium.