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1. Rybin, Steven M. The Historical Thought of Film: Terrence Malick and Philosophical Cinema.

Degree: PhD, Interdisciplinary Arts (Fine Arts), 2009, Ohio University

Previous scholarly work on the director Terrence Malick has argued that his films “ Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998) and The New World> (2005) “ are, in varying ways, philosophical. This assessment is usually made via an analysis of the films in relation to a single philosophical metatext (frequently the work of Martin Heidegger) that transcends the concrete historical situation of both the given film and the historically existing viewer. This study seeks to intervene in this critical literature by theorizing an approach for understanding Malick's films as works that do not merely illustrate already articulated philosophical themes but that rather function, in dialogue with the spectator, as an invitation to generate creative and historically situated meaning. The film medium, this study argues, is uniquely philosophical in that it exists in time (via the gradual entropy of the celluloid film print) as does the finite, historically embodied spectator. Malick's cinema, I argue, reflects poetically upon the finite nature of both the film medium and the viewing subject through films that depict subjective experience in the historical past. Rather than construct a theoretical methodology that will then be “applied” to the films, the study uses its first three chapters to construct a propadeutic (in philosophy, a preparatory framework) that in the remaining chapters inform an exploration of the philosophical thought that Malick's four films encourage. The first chapter of this study places the dissertation's framework in critical debates about the use and function of philosophy in relation to film. The second and third chapters then illustrate in greater detail the project's own approach. The second chapter uses the work of D.N. Rodowick, Gilles Deleuze, Stanley Cavell and others to suggest that in watching films we are led to reflect upon what we value as existential, becoming spectators. The third chapter builds upon the phenomenology of Vivian Sobchack in order to suggest how the temporality of film experience emerges through film space. In the final four chapters, I use the insights of the propadeutic to craft a philosophically informed critical analysis of Malick's four films. This analysis demonstrates not only the philosophical value of the director's oeuvre, but also functions as a case study demonstrating the larger value of philosophy and existential phenomenology to the critical study of Malick and film in general. Advisors/Committee Members: Marchenkov, Vladimir L. (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Motion Pictures; Philosophy; Terrence Malick; Malick's films; Malick's cinema; Badlands; Days of Heaven; The Thin Red Line; The New World

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APA (6th Edition):

Rybin, S. M. (2009). The Historical Thought of Film: Terrence Malick and Philosophical Cinema. (Doctoral Dissertation). Ohio University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1241801377

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rybin, Steven M. “The Historical Thought of Film: Terrence Malick and Philosophical Cinema.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, Ohio University. Accessed January 24, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1241801377.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rybin, Steven M. “The Historical Thought of Film: Terrence Malick and Philosophical Cinema.” 2009. Web. 24 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Rybin SM. The Historical Thought of Film: Terrence Malick and Philosophical Cinema. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Ohio University; 2009. [cited 2020 Jan 24]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1241801377.

Council of Science Editors:

Rybin SM. The Historical Thought of Film: Terrence Malick and Philosophical Cinema. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Ohio University; 2009. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ohiou1241801377

2. S. Iaquinto. ALL THE WORLD'S A FRAGMENT. FRAGMENTALISM, TIME, AND MODALITY.

Degree: 2016, Università degli Studi di Milano

This thesis is devoted to fragmentalism, a non-standard tense realism introduced by Kit Fine (Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers. Oxford: OUP, pp. 261-320, 2005). In the first three chapters, I will show how to develop a fragmentalist version of presentism – which I will call fragmentalist presentism – in order to face some of the problems usually ascribed to standard presentism. In particular, the goal of the fist chapter is to search for a way to reconcile the correspondence theory of truth (CTT), i.e., the thesis that truth supervenes on facts, with a presentist metaphysics. According to what we might call unrestricted CTT, the truth of past- and future-tensed sentences supervenes – respectively – on past and future facts. Since the standard presentist denies the existence of past and future entities (and facts concerning them that do not obtain in the present), she seems to lack the resources to accept both past- and future-tensed true sentences and unrestricted CTT. I will argue that by endorsing fragmentalist presentism one can uphold past- and future-tensed truths together with unrestricted CTT. In the second chapter, I argue that the adoption of an unrestricted principle of bivalence is compatible with a metaphysics that (i) denies that the future is real, (ii) adopts nomological indeterminism, and (iii) exploits a branching structure to provide a semantics for future contingent claims. To this end, I will show how to reconcile – within Fine’s non-standard tense realism – a genuinely A-theoretic branching-time model with the idea that there is a branch corresponding to the thin red line, that is, the branch that will turn out to be the actual future history of the world. Many four-dimensionalists think of continuants as mereological sums of stages from different times. These sums would perdure, that is, they would persist by having different stages. This view is generally taken to be incompatible with presentism: if there is no time except the present, then nothing can be a sum of such stages. The aim of the third chapter is to show that fragmentalist presentism provides us with the tools to embrace both a presentist metaphysics and (a non-standard version of) perdurantism. In the last chapter, I will extend the fragmentalist approach to modality, by analysing the modal analogue of fragmentalist presentism. The simplest quantified modal logic is generally regarded as incompatible with actualism, the view that everything there is is actual. It is usually held that whoever wants to preserve the former while embracing the latter is somehow bound to enrich the inventory of the world with entities able to play the role traditionally ascribed to possibilia: abstract individualities or contingently non-concrete entities. I will hold that there is another way to reconcile actualism and the simplest quantified modal logic (a way that commits us to accept neither abstract individualities nor contingently non-concrete entities), by exploiting what we might call fragmentalist actualism. Advisors/Committee Members: tutor: G. Giorello, coordinatore: M. Massimini, MASSIMINI, MARCELLO.

Subjects/Keywords: Tense Realism; Fragmentalism; Presentism; Correspondence Theory of Truth; Grounding; Supervenience; Thin Red Line; Branching Time; Principle of Bivalence; Four-dimensionalism; Actualism; Concretism; Quantified Modal Logic; Settore M-FIL/05 - Filosofia e Teoria dei Linguaggi

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APA (6th Edition):

Iaquinto, S. (2016). ALL THE WORLD'S A FRAGMENT. FRAGMENTALISM, TIME, AND MODALITY. (Thesis). Università degli Studi di Milano. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2434/359599

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Iaquinto, S.. “ALL THE WORLD'S A FRAGMENT. FRAGMENTALISM, TIME, AND MODALITY.” 2016. Thesis, Università degli Studi di Milano. Accessed January 24, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2434/359599.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Iaquinto, S.. “ALL THE WORLD'S A FRAGMENT. FRAGMENTALISM, TIME, AND MODALITY.” 2016. Web. 24 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Iaquinto S. ALL THE WORLD'S A FRAGMENT. FRAGMENTALISM, TIME, AND MODALITY. [Internet] [Thesis]. Università degli Studi di Milano; 2016. [cited 2020 Jan 24]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2434/359599.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Iaquinto S. ALL THE WORLD'S A FRAGMENT. FRAGMENTALISM, TIME, AND MODALITY. [Thesis]. Università degli Studi di Milano; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2434/359599

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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