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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 · 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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Cavell stretches himself across philosophical traditions instead of allowing one to inform another.

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

As “pure spirits”, cartoon animals live in a world devoid of sex and death. How to Do Things with Film and Philosophy. Reflections on the Ontology of Film by Stanley Cavell.

Trivia About The World Viewed Stanley Cavell looks closely at America’s most popular art and our perceptions of it. The study of film needed to found itself, intellectually, upon a philosophical investigation of the conditions of the medium and art of film.

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Still, as much as Cavell wants to mark a big difference between the way we see pictures and the way we listen to recorded sounds so that “That’s an English horn” on listening to a recording is less weird than “That is Garbo” on looking at Garbo on screen, this just doesn’t seem plausible to me.

Peter Biskind Snippet view – Thanks for telling us about the problem. What about all the choices and manipulations photographers make?

Reflections on the Ontology of Film,” by Stanley Cavell. End of the Myths. First, however, Cavell discusses another familiar point, that photographs present us with the things themselves, or even that photographs have “an aura or history of magic surrounding them.


The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film

But, perhaps unlike Cavell, I do not see Descartes as providing any positive contribution to this. And then photography overcame subjectivity in another way. I thought I had a fairly firm yhe on most of those things, and still I found the book something to wrestle with. We are un According to Cavell, the “material basis of the media of movies” is “a succession of automatic world projections”. Lisa Trahair – – Film-Philosophy 18 1: But the second slow digestion is also present in photography.

Being on the Outside: From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s stnley server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Cartoon terror is absolute because the body is indestructible, and so any threat is a cavlel to the soul itself Joelle Arp-Dunham rated it really liked it Dec 26, George Wilson University of Southern California.

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That is, I am not present to the photograph because the world it portrays is of the past of which me, now, cannot be a part. For Cavell “apart from the wish for selfhood hence the always simultaneous granting of otherness caveell wellI do not understand the value of art. Daniele Rugo sfanley – Angelaki 20 4: Greig Roselli rated it really liked it Feb 24, This suggests why it is wrong to think of movies in terms of dreams or hallucinations.

However, film studies cavelll 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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We can say all sorts of things that don’t sound true to the only and always science-minded if we are just talking about the ways people typically talk: More of The World Viewed. For example, we can say that a record “reproduces a sound” but it is not clear what yhe photograph reproduces, if anything.

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But wrestling with it is a rewarding experience. Stanley Cavell – – New York: Lisa Downing – – Routledge. In “More of the World Viewed”, he responds to an argument that cites the existence of animated cartoons as a counterexample to this account of the media of movies: A Social Science Perspective on Film. Bill rated it liked it Jun 02, Gaston Roberge – – Ajanta Publications. We are unsure how the physical laws of our world apply to the cartoon world: The Senses of Walden.

But back to mystery: Want to Read saving…. Daniele Rugo – – Palgrave.

Yaron Ezrahi – – Inquiry: The Ways of Film Studies: But his points, aims, and arguments are practically incomprehensible, and what’s more ludicrous is he often admits that. Tine rated it liked it Thw 14, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. One has to take into account a seemingly casual and unpredictable style: