Impressions of Hume: Cinematic Thinking and the Politics of Discontinuity

Davide Panagia

Selected as volume 15 of the publisher’s “Modernity and Political Thought” series in contemporary political theory, Impressions of Hume offers the insight that its 18th-century philosopher subject was in fact, a cinematic thinker — in addition to being a historical one — but centuries before cinema as we know it came into being.  In making his case, Professor Panagia shows that the logics of images “enable an understanding of politics that encompasses more than the classic questions of political thought” — such as justice, law, and equality.