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By Nathan Andersen

Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an obtainable and intriguing new contribution to film-philosophy, which indicates that to take movie heavily can also be to interact with the elemental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s movie A Clockwork Orange into philosophical dialog with Plato’s Republic, evaluating their contributions to issues resembling the character of expertise and which means, the nature of justice, the distinction among visual appeal and fact, the significance of paintings, and the impression of images.

At the center of the e-book is a unique account of the analogy among Plato’s allegory of the cave and cinema, constructed along side a provocative interpretation of the main strong snapshot from A Clockwork Orange, during which the lead personality is strapped to a chair and compelled to monitor violent movies.

Key gains of the publication comprise:

  • a finished bibliography of recommended readings on Plato, on movie, on philosophy, and at the philosophy of film
  • a checklist of instructed motion pictures that may be explored following the procedure during this publication, together with short descriptions of every movie, and proposals relating to its philosophical implications
  • a precis of Plato’s Republic, e-book by way of ebook, highlighting either dramatic context and topic matter.

Offering an in depth interpreting of the arguable vintage movie A Clockwork Orange, and an introductory account of the crucial topics of the philosophical vintage The Republic, this booklet may be of curiosity to either students and scholars of philosophy and picture, in addition to to readers of Plato and enthusiasts of Stanley Kubrick.

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