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A Moving Image of Skepticism? Philosophy’s Acknowledgment of Film

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Chapter 5 critically investigates Cavell’s well-known proposition that “[f]ilm is a moving image of skepticism” and accounts for the influence of classical film theorists such as Bazin and Kracauer on Cavell’s film philosophy. The fate...

A Cinema for Believers. Trust, Belief, and the Expulsion from the Paradise of Childhood

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Chapter 6 turns to Deleuze as the other Godfather figure of current film-philosophy, and his thesis that “[r]estoring our belief in the world […] is the power of modern cinema” as a quasi-metaphysical variation of skepticist doubt. Based...

Films as Configurations of Philosophical Thought

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chapter 2 provides an overview of the historical switch in film-philosophy from the justification of film as philosophy. On that historical foil, the chapter develops a typology of possible relations between film and philosophy. Broadly...

Not Knowing My Self: Self-Knowledge Skepticism Films

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chapter 10 turns to self-knowledge skepticism films in which the protagonists become their own evil genius (Vanilla Sky, Abre Los Ojos, Inception), or are fundamentally unaware of certain unpleasant truths about themselves (e.g., of being...

Varieties of Philosophical Skepticism: Knowledge, Acknowledgment, and Trust

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chapter 4 outlines the function of skepticist ideas and thought experiments in traditional philosophical discourse, particularly in Cavell’s works, and uses Donald Davidson’s model of triangulation—which distinguishes knowledge...

Introduction: Skepticism Films. A Certain Tendency in Contemporary Cinema

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Introduction (chapter 1) outlines the topic of the book. By combining a historical outline of the roots of skepticist thought with cinema’s perennial preoccupation with exploring the boundaries between illusion and reality, it proposes...

Remediating Philosophy, or: The Media of Philosophical Thought

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Based on the insights of chapter 2, chapter 3 takes a shot at the more radical position that films can be hierarchically (equal) audiovisual expressions of philosophical thought in their own right. The chapter suggests a transmedial...

Coda. From Doubt to Acknowledgment, or: The Philosophical Significance of Skepticism Films Revisited

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The coda wraps up this book’s journey through the problematic yet fascinating relation between film, philosophy, and skepticism. In lieu of a conclusion, and as a call for continuing film-philosophical reflection, it takes up Stanley...

Tools for Philosophical Film Analysis

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chapter 8 develops tools for philosophical film analysis. The chapter claims that film-philosophical discourse has, so far, neglected methodological issues concerning the philosophical analysis of films. The approach presented here roughly...

Varieties of Skepticism Films

Philipp Schmerheim

Philipp Schmerheim is Lecturer in Children’s Media Research at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Adjunct Lecturer for Film-Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on film-philosophy, philosophical film analysis, the history and analysis of children’s film, and theories of intermediality. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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skepticism films : knowing and doubting the world in contemporary cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Chapter 7 uses a wide range of film examples for developing the typology of skepticism films, which adapts Davidson’s model of triangulation and broadly distinguishes between external world skepticism films, self-knowledge skepticism films,...