• "Varieties of Aesthetic Experience": Edited by Earle H. Coleman (review)
    British Journal of Aesthetics 24 (4): 361. 1984.
  • "Six Answers to the Problem of Taste": Ronald Suter (review)
    British Journal of Aesthetics 20 (3): 278. 1980.
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    Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies by wilson, george m
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (4): 393-394. 2012.
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    Narration in Motion
    British Journal of Aesthetics 52 (1): 33-43. 2012.
    The moving frame of a tracking or crane shot, or of a camera tilt or pan, can affect the way we engage with a film narrative. In this paper, I argue that certain uses of the moving frame in narrative fiction film prescribe us to imagine ourselves moving through the world of the film. The existence of such an imaginative prescription ultimately threatens the necessity of the cinematic narrator. In light of the standard indeterminacy of our means of access to fictions, the prescription to imagine …Read more
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    The Philosophy of Motion Picturesby carroll, noël
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (4): 401-403. 2008.
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    The literary origins of the cinematic narrator
    British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (1): 76-94. 2007.
    This paper reveals an ulterior motive for insisting on the necessary presence of narrators in film: the desire to fit film into a literary paradigm. Despite important theoretical links between film and literature, the assumption that films must be like novels in always having narrators is unsound. By moving beyond literature in the comparison of narrative media, and focusing specifically on cases of ‘breaking the fourth wall’ in film and theatre, we find that the presence and function of a cinem…Read more
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    How to Teach Philosophy of Film
    Teaching Philosophy 39 (3): 329-345. 2016.
    Even though philosophy of film is a relatively small and relatively young philosophical subfield, I argue that it is well worth a dedicated undergraduate course. I outline such a course below, with reference to particular anthologies of readings and a corresponding list of central topics. I recommend adopting a broad conception of film, to include moving image works in a range of formats and technological media, as well as an inclusive approach to philosophizing about film, one that draws on the…Read more
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    Cinematic narrators
    Philosophy Compass 4 (2): 296-311. 2009.
    This article surveys the current debate among analytic philosophers and film narratologists about the logic and phenomenology of cinematic narration. Particular attention is given to the question of whether every film that represents a fictional narrative also represents a narrator's fictional narration.
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    This volume advances the contemporary debate on five central issues in the philosophy of film. These issues concern the relation between the art and technology of film, the nature of film realism, how narrative fiction films narrate, how we engage emotionally with films, and whether films can philosophize. Two new essays by leading figures in the field present different views on each issue. The paired essays contain significant points of both agreement and disagreement; new theories and framewor…Read more
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    Art, Ethics, and Critical Pluralism
    Metaphilosophy 43 (3): 275-293. 2012.
    Those who have views about the relation between aesthetic and ethical value often also have views about the nature of art criticism. Yet no one has paid much attention to the compatibility of views in one debate with views in the other. This is worrying in light of a tension between two popular kinds of view: namely, between critical pluralism and any view in the art and ethics debate that presupposes an invariant relation between aesthetic value and ethical value. Specifically, the tension with…Read more
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    Aesthetics and Film
    Continuum. 2008.
    explanation is of course that Arnheim was working against the assumption that film cannot be art because it is mere mechanical recording. Thus what he needed to emphasize were all the ways in which film fails to accurately reproduce reality.
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    Art and morality
    Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (3). 2004.
    Book Information Art and Morality. Art and Morality José Luis Bermùdez and Sebastian Gardener , London : Routledge , 2003 , 303 , £50 ( cloth ) By José Luis Bermùdez. and Sebastian Gardener. Routledge. London. Pp. 303. £50 (cloth:).
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    New Waves in Aesthetics (edited book)
    Palgrave-Macmillan. 2008.
    Leading young scholars present a collection of wide-ranging essays covering central problems in meta-aesthetics and aesthetic issues in the philosophy of mind, as well as offering analyses of key aesthetic concepts, new perspectives on the history of aesthetics, and specialized treatment of individual art forms.
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    The Philosophy of Film: Introductory Texts and Readings
    British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (2): 210-212. 2006.
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    Aesthetic and Ethical Mediocrity in Art
    Philosophical Papers 31 (2): 199-215. 2002.
    Abstract In this paper I suggest a way that an already promising view on ethical art criticism can account for the value of mediocre artworks which endorse morally commendable perspectives. In order for the view I call prescriptive ethicism to deal with such cases of critical ambivalence, it must take account of the interaction between moral content and form in art. Such interaction is seen in the way the aesthetic features of an artwork partly determine its moral value, or success in providing …Read more
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    Philosophy of Digital Art
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2015.