• On Essentialism: Thoughts Between Nöel Carroll and Stanley Cavell

    Author(s):
    Sérgio Dias Branco (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Film-Philosophy, Film Studies, Philosophy
    Subject(s):
    Art and philosophy
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Film-Philosophy III
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Warwick
    Conf. Loc.:
    Coventry, UK
    Conf. Date:
    6 July 2010
    Tag(s):
    Film studies, Philosophy and the arts
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/rkm6-sj76
    Abstract:
    Nöel Carroll has been one of the most eloquent proponents of an anti-essentialist view of art, in particular, of cinema. He seems to think that Stanley Cavell holds an essentialist view of film, put forward in his foundational work, The World Viewed, and developed in later essays and books. While Carroll admires Cavell’s philosophical readings of particular films, he also criticises his conception of film as essentially connected with photography. The aim of this paper is to provide some thoughts on this exchange between Carroll and Cavell, or more precisely, to compose a conversation between them based on their positions and what they entail. Perhaps their views are ultimately reconcilable.
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