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About the Movie as an Act of Philosophizing

Elena Unguru ()
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Elena Unguru: University of Oradea, Romania; LUMEN Research Center in social & Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania

Postmodern Openings, 2017, vol. 8, issue 3, 125-129

Abstract: Art has always been a means for philosophizing. The return of philosophy to Agora, more and more demanded by the current trends of the so-called philosophy in practice, is a deconstruction of the systematic philosophical claim to be the only one capable of successfully representing the love for wisdom in the face of the understanding consciousness. The movie, as an art of moving images, is constructed as a source of manipulating the fantastic, being the opportunity to consider the philosophical aspects, but also an “what if” mental experiment. The movie is a subterfuge for philosophy, in its postmodern search for re-contextualizing the discourse in the horizon of pure rationality, towards a visual rhetoric, emotionally engaged. The essential topics of the political philosophy, as well as of ethics, the philosophy of consciousness or artificial intelligence are susceptible of communicating through a particular discursiveness, the one specific for cinematographic art we dare to call “visual textuality”. The critical overview of the volume Political philosophy in motion.mkv, authored by Viorella Manolache and published in 2017 by Cambridge Scholar Publishing from UK, is a perfect occasion for philosophizing through movies.

Keywords: consciousness; political philosophy in motion; means of philosophizing; Viorella Manolache. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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