Cinema, democracy and perfectionism: Joshua Foa Dienstag in dialogue

Cinema Democracy and Perfectionism DienstagIn the lead essay for this volume, UCLA Professor of Law and Political Science 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. Additional essays respond to Dienstag’s critique and address topics including the phenomenology of the political and a cinematic response to pessimism.

Professor Dienstag teaches on the political theory of the founders and other topics at the intersection of law, politics and philosophy.

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