Foundation II—The Critique of Film and Philosophy



Shamir offers a comprehensive overview of the main challenges to the possibility of creating philosophy via the cinematic medium. This overview is important because, at this writing, there are many more voices arguing against the possibility that films could create any significant form of philosophical wisdom than for it. In addition, most theories that do allow for the possibility of the cinematic platform creating some sort of philosophical wisdom only admit a very limited version of it. Since Shamir’s eventual goal is to claim that cinema can create significant philosophical wisdom, he not only reviews the theories that challenge the philosophical potential of films but also offers responses to each of those challenges.


Thought Experiment Philosophical Inquiry Philosophical Text Fictional Narrative Philosophical Interpretation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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