Philosophy and the Movies:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UCB Library












Film-Philosophy (electronic journal)
Philosophical films

Adler, Mortimer Jerome
Art and prudence, a study in practical philosophy New York, Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co., 1937.
MAIN: PN1995.5 .A4 1937

Aprés Deleuze : philosophie et esthetique du cinema
[sous l'egide] les Rencontres Place publique, 1996 ; direction, Jacques Serrano ; [Jacinto Lageira ... et al.]. [Marseille] : Place publique editions ; Paris : Dis voir, [1997]
MAIN: PN1995 .A68 1997

Badiou, Alain.
Matrix : machine philosophique Paris : Ellipses, 2004.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 M37 2004

Beuthan, Ralf.
Das Undarstellbare : Film und Philosophie : Metaphysik und Moderne Wurzburg : Konigshausen & Neumann, c2006.
MAIN: PN1995 .B438 2006

The brain is the screen Deleuze and the philosophy of cinema
Gregory Flaxman, editor. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000.
MAIN: PN1995 .B714 2000
Full-text of this book (UCB users only)

Carroll, Noel
Engaging the moving image New Haven : Yale University Press, c2003.
Full-text of this book (UC Berkeley users only)
MAIN: PN1995 .C3557 2003

Carroll, Noel
The philosophy of motion pictures Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
MAIN: PN1995 .C3574 2008
MOFF: PN1995 .C3574 2008
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0718/2007019837.html

Carroll, Noel
Philosophical problems of classical film theory / Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1988.
MAIN: PN1995 .C3571 1988
MOFF: PN1995 .C357 1988

Cavell, Stanley
Cavell on film Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995 .C396 2005
PFA : PN1995 .C396 2005

Cavell, Stanley
The world viewed : reflections on the ontology of film Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1979.
MAIN: PN1995 .C42 1979

Chateau, Dominique.
Cinema et philosophie Paris : Nathan, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995 .C449 2003

Chateau, Jean-Yves.
Pourquoi un septieme art : cinema et philosophie Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 2008.
MAIN: PN1995 .C4484 2008

Choi, Jinhee
"Apperception on Display: Structural Films and Philosophy." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 165-72, Winter 2006

Cinematic thinking : philosophical approaches to the new cinema
Edited by James Phillips. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2008.
MAIN: PN1995 .C5352 2008

Cohen-Seat, Gilbert.
Essai sur les principes d'une philosophie du cinema : notions fondamentales et vocabulaire de filmologie Paris : Presses Universitaires de France, 1958.
MAIN: PN1994 .C65 1958
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Constable, Catherine
"Baudrillard Reloaded: Interrelating Philosophy and Film via The Matrix Trilogy." Screen, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 233-49, Summer 2006

Currie, Gregory.
Image and mind : film, philosophy and cognitive science Cambridge [England] : New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
MAIN: PN1995 .C795 1995
PHIL: PN1995 .C795 1995
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Faith, film and philosophy : big ideas on the big screen
Edited by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel. Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, c2007.
MAIN: PN1995.5 .F35 2007

Falzon, Christopher
"Philosophy and The Matrix." In: The Matrix in theory Edited by Myriam Diocaretz and Stefan Herbrechter. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopt, 2006.
MAIN: PN1997.M395 M384 2006

Falzon, Christopher
Philosophy goes to the movies : an introduction to philosophy New York : Routledge, c2007.
MAIN: BD21 .F34 2007
MAIN: BD21 .F34 2002 [earlier edition]
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0620/2006028291.html

Film & philosophy [International Seminar on Film & Philosophy (2000 : Dept. of Philosophy, University of Calicut)]
[Calicut] : University of Calicut, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995 .I576 2000

Film & philosophy. Special issue on Woody Allen
Portsmouth, OH : Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts., 2000.
PFA : PN1998.3.A26 F54 2000
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Sander Lee: Editorial introduction -- Vittorio Hosle: Why do we laugh at and with Woody Allen? -- Maurice Yacowar: Text/subtext in Everyone says I love you -- Mary Nichols: Woody Allen's search for virtue for a liberal society: The case of Mighty Aphrodite -- Mark W. Roche: Justice and the withdrawal of God in Woody Allen's Crimes and misdemeanors -- Ronald Leblanc: Deconstructing Dostoevsky: God, guilt, and morality in Woody Allen's Crimes and misdemeanors -- William C. Pamerleau: Rethinking Raskolnikov: Exploring contemporary ethical horizons in Woody Allen's Crimes and misdemeanors -- Richard Gilmore: Visions of meaning: Seeing and non-seeing in Woody Allen's Crimes and misdemeanors -- Joseph Westfall: Listening in/to Woody Allen's Crimes and misdemeanors -- William J. Krier: 'Blazoned days': Meaning changes in the films of Woody Allen -- Robert Vigliotti: Woody Allen's ring of Gyges and the virtue of despair -- Bruce Russell: The philosophical limits of film.

Film as philosophy : essays in cinema after Wittgenstein and Cavell
Edited by Rupert Read and Jerry Goodenough. Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995 .F45755 2005

Der Film bei Deleuze = Le cinema selon Deleuze
Herausgegeben von Oliver Fahle, Lorenz Engell. Weimar : Vlg.d.Bauhaus-Univ, 1997.
MAIN: PN1995 .F4576 1997

Film theory and philosophy
Edited by Richard Allen and Murray Smith. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
MAIN: PN1995 .F4673 1997

Flory, Dan.
"Black on White: Film Noir and the Epistemology of Race in Recent African American Cinema." Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 82-116, Spring 2000

Flory, Dan.
Philosophy, Black film, film noir University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2008.
MAIN: PN1995.9.N4 F59 2008

From Plato's cave to the multiplex : contemporary philosophy and film
Edited by Barbara Gabriella Renzi and Stephen Rainey. Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P42 F76 2006
Contents: ncludes bibliographical references and index. Radical realities : British nineteenth-century positivism and fictive mental constructions in the film Fight Club -- Citing Heidegger in The Thin Red Line -- The cinematic close-up : reflections in light of the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas -- Against filmed theatre -- There is no paradox of horror -- It's a Wonderful Life, but why? -- The spectator as moral agent : Kantian ethics and the films of Michael Haneke -- Kantian and Marxist issues in I Girasoli and La Classe operaia va in Paradiso -- The camera as speculum : examining female consciousness in Lost in Translation, using the thought of Luce Irigaray -- Plato's cave and the big screen.

Gilmore, Richard A.
Doing philosophy at the movies Albany : State University of New York Press, c2005.
MAIN: PN1995 .G495 2005
MOFF: PN1995 .G495 2005
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0416/2004008050.html

James Bond and philosophy : questions are forever
Edited by Jacob M. Held and James B. South. Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, c2006.
MAIN: PR6056.L4 Z73 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0618/2006024448.html

Jarvie, I. C. (Ian Charles)
Philosophy of the film : epistemology, ontology, aesthetics New York : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987.
MOFF: PN1995 .J36 1987

Light, Andrew
Reel arguments : film, philosophy, and social criticism Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S6 L54 2003

Litch, Mary M.
Philosophy through film New York : Routledge, 2002.
MAIN: PN1995 .L535 2002

Little, Ben.
"Impractical Pragmatics in Doing Philosophy at the Movies." Film-Philosophy, 2006, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p122-128, 7p

Livingston, Paisley
"Theses on Cinema as Philosophy." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 11-18, Winter 2006

Lorenz, Thorsten.
Wissen ist Medium : die Philosophie des Kinos Munchen : W. Fink, c1988.
MAIN: PN1995 .L634 1988

Marrati, Paola.
Gilles Deleuze : cinema and philosophy Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2008.
MAIN: PN1995 .M296 2008

The matrix and philosophy : welcome to the desert of the real
Edited by William Irwin. Chicago : Open Court, c2002.
MOFF: PN1997.M395 M38 2002

McCullough, Ken
"Reflections on Film, Philosophy, and Fiction: An Interview with Charles Johnson." Callaloo, 1978, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p118-128, 11p

McGuire, Jeremiah C.
Cinema and value philosophy New York, Philosophical Library [c1968]
MAIN: PN1995.9.E9 M3

Movies and the meaning of life : philosophers take on Hollywood
Edited by Kimberly A. Blessing and Paul J. Tudico.
Chicago : Open Court, c2005.
MAIN: PN1995 .M665 2005; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip055/2004030778.html

Mulhall, Stephen
Stanley Cavell : philosophy's recounting of the ordinary Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1994
MAIN: B945.C274 M85 1994
PHIL: B945.C274 M85 1994
PFA : B945.C274 M85 1994

Philosophy and film
Edited and with a introduction by Cynthia A. Freeland and Thomas E. Wartenberg. New York : Routledge, 1995.
MAIN: PN1995 .P499 1995

Philosophy of film and motion pictures : an anthology
Edited by Noel Carroll and Jinhee Choi. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., c2006.
MAIN: PN1994 .P575 2006;
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip055/2004030884.html

The philosophy of film noir
Edited by Mark T. Conard ; foreword by Robert Porfirio. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2006.
MAIN: PN1995.9.F54 P55 2006
PFA : PN1995.9.F54 P55 2006
Contents: Nietzsche and the meaning and definition of noir / Mark T. Conard -- A darker shade: realism in neo-noir / Jason Holt -- Moral clarity and practical reason in film noir / Aeon J. Skoble -- Cherchez la femme fatale: the mother of film noir / Read Mercer Schuchardt -- From Sherlock Holmes to the hard-boiled detective in film noir / Jerold J. Abrams -- Film noir and the meaning of life / Steven M. Sanders -- The horizon of disenchantment: film noir, Camus, and the vicissitudes of descent / Alan Woolfolk -- Symbolism, meaning, and nihilism in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp fiction / Mark T. Conard -- Film noir and the Frankfurt School: America as wasteland in Edgar Ulmer's Detour / Paul A. Cantor -- Knowledge, morality, and tragedy in The killers and Out of the past / Ian Jarvie -- Moral man in the dark city: film noir, the postwar religious revival, and The accused / R. Barton Palmer -- On reason and passion in The Maltese falcon / Deborah Knight -- Ride the pink horse: money, mischance, murder, and the monads of film noir / Alain Silver.

The philosophy of science fiction film
Edited by Steven M. Sanders. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 P49 2008
An introduction to the philosophy of science fiction film / Steven M. Sanders -- Pt. 1. Enigmas of identity and agency -- What is it to be human? : Blade runner and Dark city / Deborah Knight, George McKnight -- Recalling the self : personal identity in Total recall / Shai Biderman -- Picturing paranoia : interpreting Invasion of the body snatchers / Steven M. Sanders -- The existential Frankenstein / Jennifer L. McMahon -- Pt. 2. Extraterrestrial visitation, time travel, and artificial intelligence -- Technology and ethics in The day the earth stood still / Aeon J. Skoble -- Some paradoxes of time travel in The terminator and 12 monkeys / William J. Devlin -- 2001 : a philosophical odyssey / Kevin L. Stoehr -- Terminator-fear and the paradox of fiction / Jason Holt -- Pt. 3. Brave newer world : science fiction futurism -- The dialectic of Enlightenment in Metropolis / Jerold J. Abrams -- Imagining the future, contemplating the past : the screen versions of 1984 / R. Barton Palmer -- Disenchantment and rebellion in Alphaville / Alan Woolfolk -- The matrix, the cave, and the cogito / Mark T. Conard.

Pisters, Patricia.
The matrix of visual culture : working with Deleuze in film theory Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995 .P53 2003

Powell, Anna.
Deleuze and horror film Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 P645 2005

Rhu, Lawrence F.
Stanley Cavell's American dream : Shakespeare, philosophy, and Hollywood movies Published: New York : Fordham University Press, 2006.
MAIN: B945.C274 R48 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0610/2006007880.html

Rothman, William.
Reading Cavell's The world viewed : a philosophical perspective on film Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2000.
MAIN: PN1995 .R685 2000; PFA : PN1995 .R685 2000

Shaw, Daniel
"On Being Philosophical and Being John Malkovich." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 111-18, Winter 2006

Shaw, Spencer
Film consciousness : from phenomenology to Deleuze Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008.
MAIN: B2430.D454 S53 2008

Singer, Irving.
Cinematic mythmaking : philosophy in film Published: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, c2008.
MAIN: PN1995.9.M96 S56 2008

Smith, Murray
"Film Art, Argument, and Ambiguity." Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism; Winter2006, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p33-42, 10p
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Smith, Murray
"Disciplinary dialogues: Film and philosophy." In: The SAGE handbook of film studies / edited by James Donald and Michael Renov. Los Angeles [i.e. Thousand Oaks, Calif.] : SAGE Publications, 2008
Main Stack PN1994.S325 2008

Smith, William G.
Plato and popcorn : a philosopher's guide to 75 thought-provoking movies Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
PFA : PN1997.8 .S63 2004; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0417/2004008629.html

Sobchack, Vivian C.
"Phenomenology and the film experience." In: Viewing positions : ways of seeing film / edited, and with an introduction by Linda Williams.
Grad Svcs PN1995.V437 1995
Main Stack PN1995.V437 1995 P>
Stanley Cavell, cinema et philosophie
Paris : Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2001.
MAIN: B945.C274 S73 2001

Star wars and philosophy : more powerful than you can possibly imagine
Sous la direction de Sandra Laugier et Marc Cerisuelo. Chicago : Open Court, c2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S695 S76 2005; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip057/2005002396.html

Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book
Edited by Dean A. Kowalski. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008.
MOFF: PN1998.3.S65 S84 2008
Contents: pt. 1. Philosophy, the filmmaker, and the human condition. -- The "big-little" film and philosophy: two takes on Spielbergian innocence / Gary Arms and Thomas Riley -- The recovery of childhood and the search for the absent father / Michel Le Gall and Charles Taliaferro -- Levinasian ethics of alterity: the face of the other in Spielberg's cinematic language / John W. Wright -- The paradox of fictional belief and its moral implications in Jaws / Christopher R. Trogan and Dean A. Kowalski -- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and the tragic sense of life / Timothy Dunn -- pt. 2. Values, virtue, and justice. -- What is wrong with cloning a dinosaur? Jurassic Park and nature as a source of moral authority / James H. Spence -- Is Oskar Schindler a good man? / Roger P. Ebertz -- A Spielbergian ethics of the family in Saving Private Ryan and The Color Purple / Robert R. Clewis -- Human rights, human nature, and Amistad / David Baggett and Mark W. Foreman -- Terrorism, counterterrorism, and "The story of what happens next" in Munich / Joseph J. Foy -- pt. 3. Realism, mind and metaphysics. -- Spielberg and cinematic realism / Keith Dromm -- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence: artistic indulgence or advanced inquiry? / V. Alan White -- Minority Report, Molinism, and the viability of Precrime / Dean A. Kowalski -- Appendix: Discussing five Spielberg films.

Thinking through cinema : films as philosophy
Edited by Murray Smith and Thomas E. Wartenberg. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., c2006.
MAIN: PN1994 .T525 2006

The undead and philosophy : chicken soup for the soulless
Edited by Richard Greene and K. Silem Mohammad. Chicago : Open Court, c2006.
MAIN: BF1556 .U53 2006; MOFF: BF1556 .U53 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0616/2006020701.html

Wurzer, Wilhelm S.
Filming and judgment : between Heidegger and Adorno Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press International, 1990.
MAIN: PN1995 .W87 1990

Yanal, Robert J.
Hitchcock as philosopher Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2005.
MAIN: PN1998.3.H58 Y36 2005; PFA : PN1998.3.H58 Y36 2005
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0512/2005014055.html

Wartenberg, Thomas E.
"Beyond Mere Illustration: How Films Can Be Philosophy." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 19-32, Winter 2006

Wartenberg, Thomas E.
Thinking on screen : film as philosophy London : Routledge, 2007.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P42 W37 2007
Contents: Can philosophy be screened? -- Are there limits to film's philosophical capabilities? -- Illustrating a philosophical theory : Modern times -- A skeptical thought experiment : The matrix -- Arguing against utilitarianism : Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind -- Moral intelligence and the limits of loyalty : The third man -- Foregrounding the background : Empire and The flicker -- The nature of cinematic philosophy.

Wright, J Lenore; Bowery, Anne-marie
"Socrates at the Cinema: Using Film in the Philosophy Classroom." Teaching Philosophy, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 21-41, March 2003



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