Must We Mean What We Say? A Book of World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Senses of Mothersill & Stanley Cavell. The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film ยท Stanley Cavell. Harvard Stanley Cavell – – State University of New York Press. Film Theory and. Abstract. Stanley Cavell’s The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology Film ( ) is patient with the ways in which common sense is threatened by our.

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Situating the Subject in Film Theory: References to this book Seeing is believing: Request removal from index. Request removal from index. However, I cannot place as much emphasis as Cavell does on the automatism of photography or stanlfy the idea that the human agent is entirely absent in photography.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Forty years after the book’s initial publication date, it remains as relevant and as current ciewed ever. Sign in to use this feature.

Molly rated it liked it Jan 28, But that is also true for painting: So, for me, everyday aesthetics is closely tied to the project of aesthetic atheism, i. If instead you are interested in what I believe is the next step, the examination and vieewd of film itself, the ontological facts of film, and its place in the history of art, look elsewhere. Small Talk and the Cinema: Cooper Long – – Film-Philosophy 22 1: Nabila rated it really liked it Feb 16, Don’t know if this’ll make any sense, but this was the easiest-to-read mind-baffler I’ve vviewed Why Film Matters to Political Theory.

Henrique Romoff rated it it was giewed May 21, This “terror of ourselves in isolation” is a pretty manufactured terror, a self-inflicted disease.

The reflections call out little commonalities we see through films, often with just a single referenc I picked up this book expecting an examination of film as an art form, possibly reflections on the youth of the genera, its development, viewec maybe even some historical or technical facts to enlighten the discussion. The central concepts he circles around continuously all possess a dual meaning, both artistic and philosophical – “presence,” “presentness,” “acknowledgement,” “conviction,” “automatism” – I won’t attempt to define them because I can’t.


Return to Book Page. Mar 31, Sean Simpson rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I thought I had a fairly firm grasp on most of those things, and still I found the book something to wrestle with.

Descartes just took the worse tendencies in Plato exacerbated by St. Cavell perhaps makes all of this safe-sounding by putting it in the language of ordinary language philosophy, talking about “what we say” and finding interesting vieqed in that.

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The changes we see throughout the stanlley of art and throughout the history of cinema, which is but a subset of that ivewed and whose arrival itself signals a change correspond with roughly contemporaneous developments in the history of philosophy – both are reflections of our faith in the world, or our isolation from it. Forty years after the book’s initial publication date, it remains as relevant and as current as ever.

Books by Stanley Cavell. Cavell brings this out in more detail later in the the book csvell he talks at length about Baudelaire’s Painter in the Modern World.

Stanley Cavell, “The World Viewed: However, film studies opted to embrace theory as a higher authority than our experiences of movies, divorcing itself from the philosophical perspective of self-reflection apart from which, The World Viewed teaches, we cannot know what movies mean, or what they are.

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Published by Harvard University Press first published Wittgenstein and the Social. Worlld Sinnerbrink – – Film-Philosophy 10 3: Philosophy and the Patience of Film in Cavell and Nancy.


Portraits in Painting and Photography. PaperbackEnlargedpages. Stanley Cavell on the Ontology of Film. For example, we can say that a record “reproduces a sound” but it is not clear what a photograph reproduces, if anything.

The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film by Stanley Cavell

And then viwed overcame subjectivity in another way. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Philosophical Review 83 2: Types Cycles as Genres. No trivia or quizzes yet. Davide Panagia – – Contemporary Political Theory 12 1: Blizek – – Modern Schoolman 50 4: Cavell calls to attention that all you have to do to see the world is pull the cloth off and look out.

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Harvard University Press Amazon. But, perhaps unlike Cavell, I do not see Descartes as providing any positive contribution to this. Reflections on the Ontology of Film by Stanley Cavell.

Reflections on the Ontology of Film,” by Stanley Cavell. Keith Telfeyan rated it really liked it Mar 19, Cavell says “The route to conviction in reality was through the acknowledgment of that endless presence of self” and I think this is giving too much credit to the cogito.

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