Husserl and cinematographic depictive images

The conflict between the actor and the character

Regina-Nino Mion

pp. 269–293

According to John Brough, we can use Husserl’s theory of image consciousness to explain the conflict between the actor and the character in cinematographic depictions in terms of an empirical conflict between the “image object” and the “physical thing.” I disagree with him and I shall show that the conflict between the actor and the character can only be explained in terms of a non-empirical conflict between two “image subjects.” The empirical conflict that concerns the subject is between how the actor or the character appears in image consciousness and how it appears or would appear in perception, that is, between the “image subject” and the “subject as it appears in perception.”

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Mion, R.-N. (2016). Husserl and cinematographic depictive images: The conflict between the actor and the character. Studia Phaenomenologica 16, pp. 269–293.

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