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:1 online resource (xvi, 294 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-279) and index.
Online resource; title from digital title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed October 17, 2019).
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.
Other form:Print version: Smith, Murray, 1962- Film, art, and the third culture. First edition. Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017 9780198790648