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  1.  47
    New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2011 - Continuum.
    Introduction: why did philosophy go to the movies? -- The analytic-cognitivist turn. The empire strikes back: critiques of "grand theory" -- The rules of the game: new ontologies of film -- Adaptation: philosophical approaches to narrative -- From cognitivism to film-philosophy. A.I.: cognitivism goes to the movies -- Bande à part: Deleuze and Cavell as film-philosophers -- Scenes from a marriage: film as philosophy -- Cinematic thinking. Hollywood in trouble: David Lynch's Inland empire -- "Chaos reigns": anti-cognitivism in Lars von (...)
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    Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience Through Film.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2015 - Routledge.
    How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: _Exploring Ethical Experience through Film_ addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a medium of ethical experience with the power to provoke emotional understanding and philosophical thinking. In a clear and engaging style, Robert Sinnerbrink examines the key philosophical approaches to ethics in contemporary film theory and philosophy using (...)
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  3.  60
    Cavellian Meditations: How to Do Things with Film and Philosophy.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2014 - Film-Philosophy 18 (1):50-69.
    Stanley Cavell's writing on film has been an important inspiration for the recent 'philosophical turn' in film theory. But few studies have explored the significance of Cavell's style of writing, how it communicates his distinctive manner of thinking with film. This article explores Cavell's style as a way of doing philosophy, and suggests that his attempt to capture the aesthetic experience of film in evocative prose makes an important contribution to developing new ways of thinking in film-philosophy.
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  4.  48
    Stimmung : Exploring the Aesthetics of Mood.Robert Sinnerbrink - unknown
    Few cinephiles would deny the importance of mood in film, yet the aesthetics of mood are curiously overlooked today. On the one hand, mood is an essential dimension of cinema: we define certain genres, for example, by suggesting the moods they evoke. On the other hand, words frequently fail us when we try to articulate such moods in a more abstract or analytical vein. I offer in this essay some critical reflections on the significance of mood, suggesting that mood works (...)
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  5.  26
    Nomadology or Ideology? Žižek's Critique of Deleuze.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2006 - Parrhesia 1:62-87.
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    A Heideggerian Cinema? On Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2006 - Film-Philosophy 10 (3):26-37.
    In his 1979 foreword to The World Viewed, Stanley Cavell remarks on the curiousrelationship between Heidegger and cinema . Cavell is inspired to do so byTerrence Malick's Days of Heaven , a film that not only presents us with images ofpreternatural beauty, but also acknowledges the self-referential character of thecinematic image . For Cavell, Malick's films have a formal radiance thatsuggest something of Heidegger's thinking of the relationship between Being and beings,the radiant self-showing of things in luminous appearance . Days (...)
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  7.  75
    From Machenschaft to Biopolitics: A Genealogical Critique of Biopower.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2005 - Critical Horizons 6 (1):239-265.
    This paper develops a genealogical critique of the concepts of biopower and biopolitics in the work of Foucault and Agamben. It shows how Heidegger's reflections on Machenschaft or machination prefigure the concepts of biopower and biopolitics. It develops a critique of Foucault's account of biopolitics as a system of managing the biological life of populations culminating in neo-liberalism, and a critique of Agamben's presentation of biopolitics as the metaphysical foundation of Western political rationality. Foucault's ethical turn within biopolitical governmentality, along (...)
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  8.  45
    Cinematic Ideas, on David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2005 - Film-Philosophy 9 (4).
    he enigmatic films of David Lynch have been interpreted from a variety of perspectives. Among these we can find Lynch the postmodernist ironist, Lynch the transgressive neoconservative, and Lynch the visionary explorer of the unconscious. Martha P. Nochimson's recent study, for example, presents an eloquent case for regarding Lynch as a Jungian 'surfer of the waves of the collective unconscious', whose films combine the intuitive embracing of subconscious Life Energy with a celebration of the creative power of Hollywood mythology. [1] (...)
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    Time, Affect, and the Brain: Deleuze's Cinematic Aesthetics: Darren Ambrose and Wahida Khandker (Eds.) (2005) Diagrams of Sensation: Deleuze and Aesthetics: Pli, The Warwick Journal of Philosophy.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2008 - Film-Philosophy 12 (1):85-96.
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    Culture Industry Redux : Stiegler and Derrida on Technics and Cultural Politics.Robert Sinnerbrink - unknown
    This essay seeks to further the critical reception of Stiegler's philosophy of technology by situating his work within the legacy of critical theory and deconstruction. Drawing on what Richard Beardsworth has described as Stiegler's 'Left-Derrideanism'-his radical re-thinking of the problem of technics and related call for a "politics of memory"-I argue that Stiegler's transformation of both Heidegger and Derrida retrieves and renews the interrupted Frankfurt school tradition of culture industry critique. What we might call Stiegler's 'deconstructive materialism' reinvigorates the project (...)
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    Sein Und Geist: Heidegger's Confrontation with Hegel's Phenomenology.Robert Sixto Sinnerbrink - 2007 - Cosmos and History 3 (2-3):132-152.
    This paper pursues the lsquo;thinking dialoguersquo; between Hegel and Heidegger, a dialogue centred on Heideggerrsquo;s lsquo;confrontationrsquo; with Hegelrsquo;s Phenomenology of Spirit. To this end, I examine Heideggerrsquo;s critique of Hegel on the relationship between time and Spirit; Heideggerrsquo;s interpretation of the Phenomenology as exemplifying the Cartesian-Fichtean metaphysics of the subject; and Heideggerrsquo;s later reflections on Hegel as articulating the modern metaphysics of lsquo;subjectityrsquo;. I argue that Heideggerrsquo;s confrontation forgets those aspects of Hegelrsquo;s philosophy that make him our philosophical contemporary: Hegelrsquo;s (...)
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  12.  22
    A Post-Humanist Moralist: Michael Haneke's Cinematic Critique.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2011 - Angelaki 16 (4):115-129.
    The films of Michael Haneke, so some critics argue, exploit the nihilism of a media-saturated culture, indulging in a dubious manipulation of audience expectations and our fascination with violence. Such criticisms, however, misunderstand or distort the complex moral, political, and aesthetic purpose of Haneke’s work. Indeed, his films are better understood as examining the socially disorienting and subjectively disintegrating effects of our post-humanist world of mass-mediatised experience. At the same time, they are highly reflexive cinematic works that force us to (...)
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  13.  40
    Cinematic Belief: Bazinian Cinephilia and Malick's the Tree of Life.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2012 - Angelaki 17 (4):95 - 117.
    Given the so-called ?crisis? in film theory, the digital mutations of the medium, and the renewed interest in historicism, cinephilia, and film philosophy, André Bazin's thought appears ripe for retrieval and renewal. Indeed, his role in the renaissance of philosophical film theory, I argue, is less epistemological and ontological than moral and aesthetic. It is a quest to explore the revelatory possibilities of cinematic images; not only their power to reveal reality under a multiplicity of aspects but to satisfy our (...)
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  14.  99
    Cinema and Its Shadow: Mario Perniola (2004) Art and Its Shadow.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2006 - Film-Philosophy 10 (2):31-38.
    Book review of Mario Perniola, 'Art and Its Shadow', translated by Massimo Verdicchio with a foreword by Hugh J. Silverman, London and New York: Continuum Press, ISBN: 082626243X.
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    Re-Enfranchising Film: Towards a Romantic Film-Philosophy.”.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2011 - In Havi Carel & Greg Tuck (eds.), New Takes in Film-Philosophy. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 25--47.
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  16.  39
    Cinempathy: Phenomenology, Cognitivism, and Moving Images.Robert Sinnerbrink - forthcoming - Contemporary Aesthetics.
    Some of the most innovative philosophical engagement with cinema and ethics in recent years has come from phenomenological and cognitivist perspectives. This trend reflects a welcome re-engagement with cinema as a medium with the potential for ethical transformation, that is, with the idea of cinema as a medium of ethical experience. This paper explores the phenomenological turn in film theory, emphasizing the ethical implications of phenomenological approaches to affect and empathy, emotion, and evaluation. I argue that the oft-criticized subjectivism of (...)
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  17.  53
    Anatomy of Melancholia.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2014 - Angelaki 19 (4):111-126.
    :This article analyses some of the aesthetic and philosophical strands of Lars von Trier's Melancholia, focusing in particular on the film's remarkable Prelude, arguing that it performs a complex ethical critique of rationalist optimism in the guise of a neo-italictic allegory of world-destruction. At the same time, I suggest that Melancholia seeks to “work through” the loss of worlds – cinematic but also cultural and natural – that characterises our historical mood, one that might be described as a deflationary apocalypticism (...)
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  18.  13
    Questioning Style.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2011 - In Alex Clayton & Andrew Klevan (eds.), The Language and Style of Film Criticism. London: Routledge.
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  19.  34
    Photobiographies : The 'Derrida' Documentaries as Film-Philosophy.Robert Sinnerbrink - unknown
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  20.  19
    Understanding Hegelianism.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2007 - Routledge.
    "Understanding Hegelianism" explores the ways in which Hegelian and anti-Hegelian currents of thought have shaped some of the most significant movements in twentieth-century European philosophy, particularly the traditions of critical theory, existentialism, Marxism and poststructuralism. The first part of the book examines Kierkegaard's existentialism and Marx's materialism, which present two defining poles of subsequent Hegelian and anti-Hegelian movements. The second part looks at the contrasting critiques of Hegel by Lukacs and Heidegger, which set the stage for the appropriation of Hegelian (...)
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  21.  14
    Love Sick: Malick's Kierkegaardian ‘Weightless’ Trilogy.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (3):279-300.
    Malick's ‘weightless’ trilogy explores the limits of different conceptions of love, from the romantic and ethical to the spirit...
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    The Idea of Continental Philosophy: A Philosophical Chronicle.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2008 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (4):696-697.
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  23.  43
    Irving Singer (2008) Cinematic Mythmaking: Philosophy in Film.Robert Sixto Sinnerbrink - 2010 - Film-Philosophy 14 (1):377-386.
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  24.  31
    Love Everything.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2016 - Symposium 20 (1):91-105.
    One of the questions that Gilles Deleuze explores is the relationship between cinema and belief: can cinema restore the broken link between us and the world? Does modern cinema have the power to give us ‘reasons to believe in this world’? My case study for exploring the question of belief in cinema, or what I call a Bazinian cinephilia, is Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life (2011); a film whose sublime aesthetics and unorthodox religiosity have provoked polarized critical responses, but (...)
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  25.  30
    Nikolas Kompridis , Philosophical Romanticism.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2008 - Critical Horizons 9 (1):112-120.
  26.  9
    Recognition, Work, Politics: New Directions in French Critical Theory.Jean-Philippe Dr Deranty, Danielle Petherbridge, J. Rundell & Robert Sinnerbrink (eds.) - 2007 - Brill.
    Recognition, Work, Politics includes a range of essays in contemporary French critical theory around politics, recognition, and work, and their philosophical articulations. These issues are addressed from directions that include post-structuralism, the paradigm of the gift, recognition theory, and post-marxism.
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  27. Book Review : Movies as Mythos: Irving Singer, Cinematic Mythmaking. [REVIEW]Robert S. Sinnerbrink - unknown
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  28. Critique Today.Robert Sinnerbrink, Jean-Philippe Dr Deranty, Nicholas Smith & Peter Schmiedgen (eds.) - 2006 - Brill.
    This volume examines critical social philosophy today, furthering the dialogue between German critical theory and French post-structuralism, exploring the relationship between philosophy and social theory, and developing new approaches to theories of recognition, social hope, and modern power.
     
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  29. Ereignis, Technology, Art: Poetic Dwelling in the Later Heidegger.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2006 - Literature & Aesthetics 16 (1):81-94.
     
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  30. Introduction: On Stanley Cavell.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2014 - Film-Philosophy 18 (1):1-2.
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  31. Rebecca Comay & John McCumber Eds's Endings. A Question Of Memory In Hegel And Heidegger. [REVIEW]Robert Sinnerbrink - 2003 - Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 47:96-100.
     
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  32. The Hegelian “Night of the World”: Žižek on Subjectivity, Negativity, and Universality.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2008 - International Journal of Žižek Studies 2 (2).
    This article explores the Hegelian ‘night of the world’ that plays such an important role in Žižek’s theorisation of the subject. In the first part, I examine how the themes of the “pre-synthetic imagination” and “abstract negativity" are crucial to understanding Žižek’s theorisation of the Hegelian subject. In the second part, I consider how this Hegelian model of the subject is decisive for understanding Žižek’s conception of Hegelian “concrete universality,” and how the latter concept figures prominently in Žižek’s analysis of (...)
     
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  33. The Volcano and the Dream: Consequences of Romanticism.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2012 - In P. D. Bubbio & P. Redding (eds.), Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era. Cambridge Scholars Press.
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  34.  23
    Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2018 - Contemporary Political Theory 17 (S1):1-5.
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  35.  26
    Nikolas Kompridis, Critique and Disclosure: Critical Theory Between Past and Future.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2007 - Critical Horizons 8 (2):266-271.
  36.  16
    Endings. Questions of Memory in Hegel and Heidegger, Eds. Rebecca Comay and John McCumber , Pp. Vii + 245. ISBN 0810115077. £24.50. [REVIEW]Robert Sinnerbrink - 2003 - Hegel Bulletin 24 (1-2):96-100.
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  37.  6
    A Philosophy of Cultural Modernity: Márkus’s Contribution to the Philosophy of Culture.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2020 - Thesis Eleven 160 (1):73-83.
    As Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney for over 20 years, György Márkus exerted a profound influence on a generation of philosophers and students from many disciplinary backgrounds. His legendary lecture courses, spanning the history of modern philosophy from the Enlightenment through to the late 20th century, were memorable for their breadth, erudition, and philosophical drama. Always modest despite his mastery of the tradition, Márkus’s approach to this history of philosophy never failed to emphasize its continuing role in (...)
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  38.  31
    Silencio : Mulholland Drive as Cinematic Romanticism.Robert Sinnerbrink - unknown
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  39.  13
    György Markus: On the Path of Culture – Editorial Introduction.Robert Sinnerbrink, John Rundell, Danielle Petherbridge & Jean-Philippe Deranty - 2013 - Critical Horizons 14 (2):125-126.
  40.  25
    Cognitivism Goes to the Movies : The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film; Moving Viewers: American Film and the Spectator's Experience; Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture, and Film.Robert Sinnerbrink - unknown
    A critical review essay dealing with three major publications in the field of philosophy of film published during 2009.
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  41.  21
    Introduction: Film and / as Ethics.Robert Sinnerbrink & Lisa Trahair - 2016 - Substance 45 (3):3-15.
    The relationship between film and philosophy, along with the idea of film as philosophy, has attracted widespread interest over the last decade. Film theorists and philosophers of film have explored not only the philosophical questions raised by cinema as an artform, but also the possibility that cinema might contribute to philosophical understanding or even engage in varieties of “cinematic thinking” that intersect with, without being reducible to, philosophical inquiry. Inspired by the work of Gilles Deleuze and Stanley Cavell, many theorists (...)
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  42.  40
    The Future of Critical Theory? Kompridis on World-Disclosing Critique.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2011 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (9):1053-1061.
    Nikolas Kompridis has recently argued that the future of critical theory depends upon a critical appropriation of Heidegger’s concept of ‘world disclosure’, and hence on a transformation of critical theory into a form of ‘world-disclosing critique’ oriented towards the future. This article engages in a critical dialogue with Kompridis' account of world-disclosing critique, arguing that critical theory should embrace it as an innovative way of retrieving the forgotten tradition of aesthetic critique of modernity.
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  43.  26
    Power, Recognition, and Care : Honneth's Critique of Poststructuralist Social Philosophy.Robert Sinnerbrink - unknown
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  44.  80
    Recognitive Freedom: Hegel and the Problem of Recognition.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2004 - Critical Horizons 5 (1):271-295.
    This paper examines the theme of recognition in Hegel's account of self-consciousness, suggesting that there are unresolved difficulties with the relationship between the normative sense of mutual recognition and phenomenological cases of unequal recognition. Recent readings of Hegel deal with this problem by positing an implicit distinction between an 'ontological' sense of recognition as a precondition for autonomous subjectivity, and a 'normative' sense of recognition as embodied in rational social and political institutions. Drawing on recent work by Robert Pippin and (...)
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    Truths in Documentary.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2020 - The European Legacy 25 (7-8):852-858.
    According to many film aficionados, theorists, and critics, we are currently experiencing a Golden Age of documentary cinema. Indeed, in many international film festivals, it is often the documenta...
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  46.  21
    Violence, Deconstruction, and Sovereignty : Derrida and Agamben on Benjamin's 'Critique of Violence'.Robert Sinnerbrink - unknown
    How can Benjamin's theses help us to understand the secret architectures of the present? This volume takes up the architectural challenge in a number of innovative ways, collecting essays by both well-known and emerging scholars on time in cinema, the problem of kitsch, the design of graves and tombs, the orders of road-signs, childhood experience in modern cities, and much more. Engaged, interdisciplinary, bristling with insights, the essays in this collection will constitute an indispensable supplement to the work of Walter (...)
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  47.  26
    Critical Theory As Disclosing Critique: A Response to Kompridis.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2012 - Constellations 19 (3):369-381.
    What Kompridis admirably describes as the transformative power of disclosing critique should be incorporated into a renewed model of critical theory. At the same time, disclosing critique should be regarded as supplementing, rather than supplanting, those normative forms of analysis and reflection that remain rooted in experiences of social suffering, which are precisely what continue to give critical theory its normative ground and theoretical impetus. In this way, we could agree with Kompridis that practicing world-disclosing critique, and thereby retrieving the (...)
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  48.  21
    Goodbye Lenin?: Žižek on Neo-Liberal Ideology and Post-Marxist Politics.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2010 - International Journal of Žižek Studies 4 (2).
    A critical study of Zizek's recent ideology critique and political philosophy.
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    Imagining Cinema: ‘Cinempathy’ and the Embodied Imagination.Robert Sinnerbrink - 2020 - Paragraph 43 (3):281-297.
    Imagination has been the focus of much philosophical inquiry in recent decades. Although it plays an essential role in linking emotional engagement with ethical experience, imagination has received comparatively little attention in film-philosophy. In this article, I argue that imagination plays an essential role in linking emotional engagement with moral-ethical experience. Drawing on phenomenological, cognitive and aesthetic perspectives, I focus on perceptual imagining and suggest that an account of embodied cinematic imagination — encompassing both perceptual/sensory and propositional/cognitive imagining — is (...)
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    Song of the Earth : Cinematic Romanticism in Malick's The New World.Robert Sinnerbrink - unknown
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