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Philosophy and the Patience of Film in Cavell and Nancy (Paperback) (Daniele Rugo)
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Philosophy and the Patience of Film presents a comparative study of the workof Jean-Luc Nancy and Stanley Cavell. It discusses the effect of theirphilosophical engagement with film, and proposes that the interaction betweenphilosophy and film produces a power of patience capable of turning ournegation of the world into a relation with it.
Through detailed readings ofcinematic works ranging from Hollywood classics to contemporary Iranian cinema,this book describes the interaction between film and philosophy as a productivefriction from which the concept of patience emerges as a demand for thinking.
Daniele Rugo explains howNancy and Cavell’s relationship with film demands the surrendering of philosophicalmastery, and that it is precisely this act in view of the world that bringsCavell and Nancy to the study of film. While clarifying the nature of theirengagement with film this book suggests that film does not represent the world,but ‘realizes’ it. This realization provides a scene of instruction forphilosophy.