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Chris Falzon
University of New South Wales
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    Foucault and Social Dialogue: Beyond Fragmentation.Christopher Falzon - 1998 - Routledge.
    Given his heralding of the "death of Man" or the "death of the subject", Michel Foucault's work is thought by many to be too fragmentary and anti-foundationalist to be much use for building any sort of ethical or political theory. Chris Falzon challenges this position, arguing that the proper alternative to foundationalism is not fragmentation but dialogue and that concept can be found in Foucault's work. Such a reading of Foucault allows us to see the ethical and political position implicit (...)
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    Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy.Christopher Falzon - 2002 - Routledge.
    Philosophy goes to the Movies is a new kind of introduction to philosophy that makes use of movies including The Matrix , Antz , Total Recall and Cinema Paradiso , to explore philosophical ideas. Topics covered include: *the theory of knowledge *the self and personal Identity *moral philosophy *social and political philosophy *philosophy of science and technology *critical thinking. Ideal for the beginner, this book guides the student through philosophy using lively and illuminating cinematic examples. It will also appeal to (...)
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    Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy.Christopher Falzon - 2005 - Routledge.
    Drawing on a wide range of films from around the world, and the ideas of a diverse selection of thinkers from Plato and Descartes to Marcuse and Foucault, _Philosophy Goes to the Movies_ introduces and discusses central areas of philosophical concern, including: *the theory of knowledge *the self and personal identity *ethics *social and political philosophy *critical thinking Ideal for beginners, this book guides the reader through philosophy using lively and illuminating cinematic examples including _A Clockwork Orange_, _Mulholland Drive_, _Blade (...)
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    Foucault and Philosophy.Christopher Falzon (ed.) - 2010 - Wiley.
    Foucault and Philosophy presents a collection of essays fromleading international philosophers and Foucault scholars thatexplore Foucault’s work as a philosopher in relation tophilosophers who were important to him and in the context ofimportant themes and problems in contemporary philosophy Represents the only volume to explore in detailFoucault’s relation with key figures and movements in thehistory of philosophy Explores Foucault's influence upon contemporary and futuredirections in philosophy Brings together a group of outstanding scholars in the fieldand allows them to explore their (...)
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    Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy.Christopher Falzon - 2005 - Routledge.
    Now emulated in several competing publications, but still unsurpassed in clarity and insight, _Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy, Third Edition_ builds on the approach that made the two earlier editions so successful. Drawing on many popular and some lesser known films from around the world, Christopher Falzon introduces students to key areas in philosophy, like: • Ethics • Social and Political Philosophy • The Theory of Knowledge • The Self and Personal Identity • Critical Thinking Perfect (...)
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  6. A Companion to Foucault.Christopher Falzon, Timothy O'Leary & Jana Sawicki (eds.) - 2013 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _A Companion to Foucault_ comprises a collection of essays from established and emerging scholars that represent the most extensive treatment of French philosopher Michel Foucault’s works currently available. Comprises a comprehensive collection of authors and topics, with both established and emerging scholars represented Includes chapters that survey Foucault’s major works and others that approach his work from a range of thematic angles Engages extensively with Foucault's recently published lecture courses from the Collège de France Contains the first translation of the (...)
     
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  7. Philosophy goes to the movies. An introduction to philosophy.Christopher Falzon - 2004 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 194 (3):384-384.
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    Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy.Christopher Falzon - 2002 - Routledge.
    Philosophy Goes to the Movies is a new kind of introduction to philosophy that makes use of the movies to explore philosophical ideas and positions. From art-house movies like Cinema Paradiso to Hollywood blockbusters like The Matrix, the movies we have grown up with provide us with a world of memorable images, events and situations that can be used to illustrate, illuminate and provoke philosophical thought.
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    On Being John Malkovich and Not Being Yourself.Christopher Falzon - unknown
    In Being John Malkovich, the first of Charlie Kaufman's screenplays to be made into a feature film, the protagonist, Craig Schwartz , finds a portal into the body of actor John Malkovich , allowing him to inhabit it for fifteen minutes. Craig describes the experience to his sexy and condescending coworker Maxine , whom he lusts after: "It raises all sorts of philosophical-type questions, you know ... about the nature of self, about the existence of a soul You know, am (...)
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  10. Philosophy Through Film.Christopher Falzon - 2013 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Philosophy through Film This article introduces the main perspectives concerning philosophy through film. Film is understood not so much as an object of philosophical reflection but as a medium for engaging in philosophy. Contributions to the area have flourished since the beginning of the 21st century, along with debates over the extent to which film […].
     
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  11. The Call to Freedom. Peter Weir's The Truman Show and Sartrean Freedom.Christopher Falzon - 2011 - In Jean-Pierre Boulé & Enda McCaffrey (eds.), Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Sartrean Perspective. Berghahn Books.
     
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    Introduction: Foucault's Philosophy.Christopher Falzon & Timothy O'Leary - 2010 - In Timothy O'Leary & Christopher Falzon (eds.), Foucault and Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
    There is a sense in which every philosopher both constructs and confronts the philosophical universe in which their work takes form and has its effect. Plato's thought unfolds within the gravitational pull of the Greek city-state, the wandering sophists, the agonistic relations between Athenian aristocrats, and the massive presence of Socrates. Deleuze, to take a contemporary example, creates his concepts and embarks on his lines of flight between thinkers such as Nietzsche and Spinoza, artists and writers including Bacon, Lawrence, and (...)
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    Dirty Harry Ethics.Christopher Falzon - 2016 - Substance 45 (3):49-65.
    The former Bush administration in the United States was accused by some at the time of exhibiting a “Dirty Harry ethics.” The charge here is that the administration showed a willingness to depart from many standard ethical constraints in its response to terrorism, on the principle that the end, preventing further terrorist attacks, justified any means, including preventive war and torture. What this also suggests is that Don Siegel’s 1971 crime thriller Dirty Harry has become synonymous in the popular imagination (...)
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    Foucault, Philosopher of Dialogue.Christopher Falzon - 2010 - In Timothy O'Leary & Christopher Falzon (eds.), Foucault and Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 222--245.
    One fundamental point of agreement that emerged between Foucault and Habermas is that both rejected the Kantian paradigm of critique grounded in the notion of a transcendental subject. For Foucault, genealogy is a form of history that can account for the constitution of knowledge, discourses, etc. without reference to a constitutive subject; while central to Habermas's approach is his rejection of the "philosophy of the subject" in favor of the "intersubjectivist paradigm of communicative action". For Foucault, the end of "man;' (...)
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    Peter Weir's the Truman Show and Sartrean Freedom.Christopher Falzon - 2011 - In Jean-Pierre Boulé & Enda McCaffrey (eds.), Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Sartrean Perspective. Berghahn Books. pp. 17.
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    Experiencing Force Majeure.Christopher Falzon - 2017 - Film-Philosophy 21 (3):281-298.
    This article looks at the 2014 Swedish comedy-drama Force Majeure as a kind of moral thought experiment, but also insofar as it might not fit such a model. The idea of a cinematic ethics, of cinema as providing an avenue for thinking through ethics and exploring ethical questions, finds at least one expression in the idea of film as experimental in this sense. At the same time, simply subsuming film to the philosophical thought experiment risks forgetting what film itself brings (...)
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    Reason and Faith.Christopher Falzon - unknown
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    Reviews & Booknotes.Christopher Falzon, Stan van Hooft & William J. Jackson - 1999 - Sophia 38 (2):170-180.