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By Ted Nannicelli

Recently, students in quite a few disciplines―including philosophy, movie and media experiences, and literary studies―have develop into drawn to the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this finish, this quantity addresses the basic philosophical questions on the character of the screenplay: what's a screenplay? Is the screenplay art―more in particular, literature? what sort of a specific thing is a screenplay? Nannicelli argues that the screenplay is a type of artefact; as such, its barriers are made up our minds jointly by means of screenwriters, and its ontological nature is set jointly via either writers and readers of screenplays. Any believable philosophical account of the screenplay has to be strictly limited by means of our collective inventive and appreciative practices, and needs to realize that these practices point out that no less than a few screenplays are artworks.

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