PHIL-205 Philosophy Through Film
5:00 pm – 7:50 pm
North Hall, 110
9:00 am – 11:50 am
North Hall, 306
An introduction to philosophical issues raised by classical and modern cinema. As this is a philosophy course and not a course in film theory or history, we will use films to discuss questions of epistemology, metaphysics and ethics; among the topics considered are memory, time and the mind-body relationship; language and identity; illusion and reality; guilt, violence, forgiveness and justice. Extensive readings will be drawn from philosophy, literature, and film theory.