By Michael Punt
This selection of essays is pushed by way of the query of ways we all know what we all know, and specifically how we will be able to confirm approximately whatever even if we all know it's an phantasm. The rivalry of the e-book is this age-old query has obtained a brand new urgency as definite developments in technological know-how, expertise and concepts have taken the dialogue of cognizance out of the philosophy division and deposited it on this planet at huge. for this reason, a physique of literature from many fields has produced its personal units of matters and techniques below the rubric of awareness reviews. each one contribution during this assortment bargains with matters and questions that a lot of people were wondering for a few years in lots of diverse contexts, issues resembling the character of movie, cinema, global, brain etc. these people serious about those assorted but comparable concerns could have frequently felt we have been operating in a disciplinary no-man's-land. Now unexpectedly, it kind of feels with cognizance experiences we've a coherent highbrow domestic - albeit person who is self-consciously eclectic. The essays integrated in reveal awareness: Cinema, brain and global are from quite a number disciplines - paintings, philosophy, movie thought, anthropology and expertise reviews - every one represented by way of major overseas figures, and every keen on how their box is being reworked via the hot self-discipline of attention experiences. jointly they try and reconcile the oncoming rush of recent facts from technological know-how and know-how approximately how we all know what we all know, with the insights received from the lengthy view of heritage, philosophy and artwork. all of the contributions seeks to interpose recognition stories among movie and brain, the place for cultural theorists psychoanalysis had characteristically stood. this can be greater than easily updating movie experiences or nodding towards cognitive movie thought. movie, with all its sentient, sensuous and social traits, is a standard reference element among most of these forces, and awareness stories presents the highbrow impetus for this publication to revisit generic issues of clean perception.
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Screen consciousness: cinema, mind and world by Michael Punt