Philosophy and Film: An Idiosyncratic Annotated Bibliography

This list is idiosyncratic in a variety of ways. It mainly consists of notes on readings that I have used for philosophy and film classes (at both undergraduate and graduate levels) and other presentations. However, it also includes notes on pieces I have considered using but have not done so for a variety of reasons as well as a few others that have interested me. I do not know of any sense in which this list can be considered canonical.

Bilton, A. 2006. Buster Keaton and the South: The first things and the last. Journal of American Studies 40: 487 -502.

Currie, G., 1993. The long goodbye: The imaginary language of film. British Journal of Aesthetics 33: 207 -220.

Danto, A. C. 1979. Moving pictures. Quarterly Review of Film & Video 4(1): 1 -21.

Hanson, K. 1987. Minerva in the movies: Relations between philosophy and film. Persistence of Vision 5: 5 -15.

Kupfer, J. H. 1999. Film criticism and virtue theory. In Kupfer, J. H. Visions of Virtue in Popular Film. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, pp. 13 -33.

Vadas, M. 1987. A first look at the pornography/civil rights ordinance: Could pornography be the subordination of women? Journal of Philosophy 84: 487 -511.

Wartenberg, 2015.Philosophy of film. In Zalta, E. N. Ed. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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