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Cinema, Democracy and Perfectionism: Joshua Foa Dienstag in Dialogue

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In the lead essay for this volume, Joshua Foa Dienstag engages in a critical encounter with the work of Stanley Cavell on cinema, focusing skeptical attention on the claims made for the contribution of cinema to the ethical character of democratic life. In this debate, Dienstag mirrors the celebrated dialogue between Rousseau and Jean D'Alembert on theatre, casting Cavell as D'Alembert in his view that we can learn to become better citizens and better people by observing a staged representation of human life, with Dienstag ...

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Cinema, Democracy and Perfectionism: Joshua Foa Dienstag in Dialogue
2016, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781784994020

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Cinema, Democracy and Perfectionism: Joshua Foa Dienstag in Dialogue
2016, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781784994013

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