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Cinematic Philosophy—A New Platform for Philosophy

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Abstract

Shamir goes back to the birth of Western philosophy, concentrating on what he calls the Socratic mistake, showing that philosophy was not born with writing and has no pure connection to it. This leads Shamir to redefine the boundaries between cinema and philosophy and call for an alternative disciplinary articulation and perspective based on a variety of media:, i.e. the recognition of the existence of oral philosophy, written philosophy, and cinematic philosophy. Shamir utilizes key features of the field of media and communications to establish that each platform provides a different kind of access to philosophy and allows for the creation of different types of philosophical works and engagements, stressing that philosophy can, should, and must be created in a variety of platforms.

Keywords

Oral Tradition Western Philosophy Philosophical Thinking Unique Access Literate Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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