Film, art, and the third culture : a naturalized aesthetics of film /

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Author / Creator:Smith, Murray, 1962- author.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Description:xvi, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:English
Subject:Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11023797
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ISBN:0198790643
9780198790648
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:In the mid-1950s C.P. Snow began his campaign against the 'two cultures' - the debilitating divide, as he saw it, between traditional 'literary intellectual' culture, and the culture of the sciences, urging in its place a 'third culture' which would draw upon and integrate the resources of disciplines spanning the natural and social sciences, the arts and the humanities. Murray Smith argues that, with the ever-increasing influence of evolutionary theory and neuroscience, and the pervasive presence of digital technologies, Snow's challenge is more relevant than ever. Working out how the 'scientific' and everyday images of the world 'hang' together is no simple matter. In Film, Art, and the Third Culture, Smith explores this question in relation to the art, technology, and science of film in particular, and to the world of the arts and aesthetic activity more generally. In the first part of his book, Smith explores the general strategies and principles necessary to build a 'third cultural' or naturalized approach to film and art - one that roots itself in an appreciation of scientific knowledge and method.

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