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The Filmmaker's PhilosopherMerab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema$
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Alyssa DeBlasio

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474444484

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444484.001.0001

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The Freest Man in the USSR

The Freest Man in the USSR

(p.1) Introduction The Freest Man in the USSR
(p.iii) The Filmmaker’s Philosopher

Alyssa DeBlasio

Edinburgh University Press

The introduction offers an overview of Merab Mamardashvili’s life and influence, with special emphasis on his role in the Russian film industry since the mid-1970s. The introduction also serves as an entry point to Mamardashvili’s philosophical method and his philosophical roots in Descartes and Kant, whereby he feeds the history of philosophy through his own views and autobiography, engaging in intimate dialogue with thinkers of the past.

Keywords:   Soviet film industry, Descartes, Kant, Voprosy filosofii / Problems of Philosophy

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