“Lone Star: Ambiguity as a Philosophical Given and a Philosophical Virtue,” by Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran, is included as a chapter in Philosophy of Film Without Theory, recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. It appears in a section titled “Doing Without Theory Yet Still Doing Philosophy.”
In her chapter, Doran discusses how the goals of art and philosophy can seemingly conflict. Using Lone Star, a 1996 film by John Sayles, as an example Doran argues that the film’s “embrace of ambiguity enriches its philosophical and artistic import by doing justice to some of the complications of real life.”
Philosophy of Film Without Theory is part of the Palgrave Film Studies and Philosophy series.