Cinema as the Platonic Cave: French Thinkers’ Views on Media Education

Alibek Serikbekovich Begalinov, Madina Serikbekovna Ashilova, Kalimash Kapsamarovna Begalinova

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan.

Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, Kazakhstan

 Volume 10, Number 2, 2018 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v10n2.14

Received December 23, 2017; Revised March 10, 2018; Accepted March 20, 2018; Published May 07, 2018.


The views of prominent French philosophers-poststructuralists on the nature of cinema, television and their connection with the system of modern education are explored in the article. The main goal of the research is to answer the question: can modern media act as a teacher? Do they have a positive impact on the upbringing process, or do they harm it? Each of the thinkers presented in the article has its own point of view. However, together they bring a general idea of ??interconnection and interdependence of media and education system. The novelty of the article is a scrupulous study of this aspect in the work of French thinkers, analysis, synthesis of their ideas and concepts, and, as a result, determining the influence of modern media on both education system and overall development of society.

Keywords: philosophy of education, philosophy of upbringing, pedagogy of perception, deconstruction of cinema, postmodern, cinema philosophy, pyrotechnic imperative, simulacrum.