This unit will use the screening and criticism of carefully chosen classical and contemporary films to raise important philosophical questions and to contribute to our response to them. Each film screening will be paired with a key philosophical question that is explored in the film and further investigated in class: problems of freedom, human action, democracy, crime, love, otherness, marriage, conversation, selfhood, and being human. The class will also explore some central questions in the philosophy of film.
Unit details and rules
|12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies
|Available to study abroad and exchange students
|David Macarthur, email@example.com