Cinematic ethics

exploring ethical experience through film

Robert Sinnerbrink*

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How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: _Exploring Ethical Experience through Film_ addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a medium of ethical experience with the power to provoke emotional understanding and philosophical thinking. In a clear and engaging style, Robert Sinnerbrink examines the key philosophical approaches to ethics in contemporary film theory and philosophy using detailed case studies of cinematic ethics across different genres, styles, and filmic traditions. Written in a lucid and lively style that will engage both specialist and non-specialist readers, this book is ideal for use in the academic study of philosophy and film. Key features include annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and a filmography of movies useful for teaching and researching cinematic ethics.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781317336105, 9781317336112, 9781315660127
ISBN (Print)9781138826151, 1138826154
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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