Carl Plantinga is a professor of film and media at Calvin College, where he has taught since 2000.
Plantinga’s authored books include Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement; Moving Viewers: American Film and the Spectator’s Experience; and Rhetoric and Representation in Nonfiction Film. He also co-edited The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film and Passionate Views: Film, Cognition, and Emotion. Plantinga is the past president of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image and is also an editorial board member of Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind.
What is the nature of art? What makes something “art”, and why should we value it? What are aesthetics and art theory? How is the philosophy of art (or aesthetics)...
What is Philosophy of the Arts?
Creativity generates art. How can art discern or inform the nature of creativity? Conversely, how can discerning or informing art elucidate the creative process?
Arts and the Creative Process
Why are the arts so deeply embedded in religious settings and services? How do the arts work in religious spaces and activities? What are differences among the arts, say...
Arts and Religious Practice (Liturgy)