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Alex Ling

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641130

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.001.0001

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Can Cinema be Thought?

Can Cinema be Thought?

(p.32) Chapter 2 Can Cinema be Thought?
Badiou and Cinema

Alex Ling

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter presents a detailed critique of Alain Badiou's philosophical writings on cinema. It focuses on the ‘False Movements of Cinema’ chapter of his Handbook of Inaesthetics, his essay Philosophy and Cinema and ‘Cinema as a Democratic Emblem’. The chapter considers the more immediate problems raised by these works and discusses a number of questions Badiou left unanswered.

Keywords:   Alain Badiou, philosophical writings, cinema, False Movements, Handbook of Inaesthetics, Philosophy and Cinema, Democratic Emblem

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