CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Cinematic Mythmaking: Philosophy in Film

Department

Department of History and Political Science

Publication Date

5-1-2011

Publication Title

Metapsychology Online Reviews

ISSN

1931-5716

Volume

15

Issue/No.

21

Abstract

Excerpt

Irving Singer is a serious philosopher and a prolific writer. A number of his many books and articles involve one or both of two topics, love and film, topics generally shunned by contemporary philosophers. But philosophers, or anyone else for that matter, who overlook Singer’s work are doing themselves a great disservice. His books, and Cinematic Mythmaking is no different, traverse the entire collection of cultural artifacts of the Western world (myths, fables, plays, novels, operas, musical compositions, paintings, films) with such ease, it’s as if he were gliding through the Alexandrian library on roller blades pointing out interesting pieces of the collection to a group of perspiring, flat-footed tourists trying to keep up with him. The expanse of material that succumbs to Singer’s erudition is breathtaking.

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