The Philosophy of Film
Introductory Text and Readings

Films to Watch, by Part:



1. Film-Philosophy: A philosophical review of film studies and world cinema:

2. Internet Movie Data Base: site with reviews of the latest movies, including independent and foreign films.

3. Film-Philosophy Salon: E-mail discussion group for issues relating to the philosophy of film:

4. American Society for Aesthetics: Web presence for the American Society of Aesthetics, the major society in the United States devoted to philosophy of art, art theory and art criticism. Many useful links.

5. Philosophical Films: a web resource for philosophy teachers who want to incorporate films into their classes. General editor: James Fieser, University of Tennessee at Martin.

6. Pennsylvania State University, Integrative Arts 10: Film terminology and other resources.

7. Australian National University, Film Studies Program: A basic glossary of film terms

8. Film Philosophy Database at Australian National University: contains details of approximately 500 films that can be used to enhance philosophy teaching at all levels.

9. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Entry by Thomas Wartenberg on the philosophy of film.

10. The Motion Picture Movie Rating System by Don Sumner


Copyright 2004. Neal Swisher, Thomas E. Wartenberg, and Angela Curran
Film stills captured by Evan Gumz, used with permission.