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Cine-Ethics: Ethical Dimensions in Film Theory, Practice and Spectatorship

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Jinhee Choi, Mattias Frey (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York and London
PublisherRoutlege
Number of pages266
Volume29
ISBN (Print)9780415821254, 0415821258
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge advances in film studies
PublisherRoutledge
Volume29

King's Authors

Abstract

This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with film, which can function as a moral ground for one’s connection to others and to the world outside the self. These traditions encompass theories of emotion, phenomenology, the philosophy of compassion, and analytic and continental ethical thinking and environmental ethics. This anthology is one of the first volumes to open up a dialogue among these diverse methodologies. Contributors bring to the fore some of the assumptions implicitly shared between these theories and forge a new relationship between them in order to explore the moral engagement of the spectator and the ethical consequences of both producing and consuming films.

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