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Introduction II: Summary

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Abstract

Because ofthe book’s complexity, range, and ambition, setting out as it does to establish cinema as a new medium for philosophy, Shamir begins with a much-needed overview of its main arguments, including upending the exploration of film and philosophy; showing how cinematic thought experiments offer much more than traditional thought experiments; establishing that the philosophy within a given film is not dependent on traditional philosophy; demonstrating the unprecedented potential of the cinematic platform for making us see and experience philosophy; revealing and debunking a dogma that the written text is the only proper platform for creating philosophy; redefining the boundaries between cinema and philosophy; and examining how cinema can ground philosophy in a contemporary context.

Keywords

Thought Experiment Traditional Philosophy Philosophical Idea Philosophical Text Philosophical Notion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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