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KING KONG, Carroll and Currie: Misconstruing Monstrously How We See Things by Means of Movies
Two confusions have vitiated recent philosophical discussions about filmmaking: the presumption of Nöel Carroll that discrimination entails essentialism and the presumption of both Carroll and Gregory Currie that we cannot ...
Francis Bacon and the Pragmatic Theory of Forms
A summary of Francis Bacon's ontology of nature followed by a pragmatic reading of his theory of 'Forms', concluding that Bacon construed the mark of a true form to be its usefulness (or, as he put it when insisting upon ...
God, Kant and the Transcendental Object: an Investigation into the Kantian Critique of the Ontological Argument
An address to the 4th International Kant Congress, Mainz, Germany, 8 April 1974 on the nature and consequences of Kant's remarks within his Critique of Pure Reason on the notions of 'God' and the 'Transcendental Object', ...
A Prescriptive Criterion for Distinguishing Analytic from Synthetic Judgments
An essay confirming, in defiance of an opinion shared by many philosophers after Quine, that we may indeed, as Kant suggested, distinguish analytic from synthetic judgments but only by attending to how students could be ...
Review of Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies, edited by David Bordwell and Noël Carroll (Madison, Wisconsin: the University of Wisconsin Press, 1996)
A review of Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies, edited by David Bordwell and Noël Carroll (Madison, Wisconsin: the University of Wisconsin Press, 1996), xviii & 564 pages, $45.00 cloth, $17.95 paper, published on ...
Review of William Rothman's Documentary Film Classics (New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997), xv + 2018 pages
A review of William Rothman's Documentary Film Classics (New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997), xv + 2018 pages, published on pages 215-217 of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 59, No. 2 ...
Kant and the Ontological Argument
An essay reaffirming Kant's criticism of the ontological argument for the existence of God – a conjecture conceived in the 11th century by Anselm of Canterbury and defended in the mid-20th century by Charles Hartshorne and ...
Review of Noël Carroll's "Problems of Classical Film Theory" (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988)
(The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1989)
A review of Noël Carroll's Problems of Classical Film Theory (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988), x + 268 pages, published on pages 85 and 86 of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47, No. 1 ...
How to Measure an Ideology
A primer on the rudiments of the tough task of theorizing for film 'theorists' unable to distinguish theories from ideologies.
Eisenstein, Part 1: 'A Fly in the Fly-Bottle' – Montage to 1930
Few artists have tried harder than Sergei Eisenstein to understand what they were doing, how and why, as they fashioned early on the works that made them famous, and no one among them has ever affirmed later on – with such ...