Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy, And Social Criticism



Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy, And Social Criticism Reel Arguments Collects An Integrated Series Of Essays Addressing The Role Of Film As Social Criticism By Looking At Films And The Creators Of Such Films As Alice In The Cities, Enemy Of The State, The Conversation, Falling Down, City Of Hope, And Matewan, Light Persuasively Argues That Film Can Be Both Highly Philosophical And Influential On Public Debates Over Issues Of Moral, Political And Social Importance Light Brings New Insights Into The Readings Of These Films Covering A Range Of Issues Identity Politics, Urban Landscapes, The Politics Of Space, And The Unexpected Ethical Dimensions Of Technology

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy, And Social Criticism
  • Andrew Light
  • English
  • 02 May 2018
  • 0813365732

About the Author: Andrew Light

Andrew Light, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow at American Progress specializing in climate, energy, and science policy He coordinates American Progress s participation in the Global Climate Network, focusing on international climate change policy and the future of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change He is also director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University.Light is an internationally recognized expert on the relationship between environmental policy and ethics, specializing in restoration ecology, urban ecology, and climate change He also comments frequently on the ethical and social impacts of new and emerging technologies, such as nanotechnology and synthetic biology On these topics he has authored, co authored, and edited 17 books including Environmental Values 2008 Philosophy and Design 2008 Controlling Technology 2005 Environmental Ethics 2003 Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice 2003 Technology and the Good Life 2000 and Environmental Pragmatism 1996 Light is also co editor of the journal Ethics, Place, and Environment.Light is a frequent advisor to various agencies on the ethical dimensions of environmental and technology policy, including the U.S Forest Service, the National Parks Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Science Foundation He is currently working on questions of fairness and equity in national and international regimes for climate regulation and the social impacts of new energy technologies.His doctoral work was at the University of California at Riverside and UCLA in ethics and public policy, and he completed a three year postdoctoral fellowship in environmental risk assessment in the School of Medicine at the University of Alberta.


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