Philosophy Through Film
Term: Spring 2023 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/24/2023||5/8/2023||TR||1:01pm - 2:50pm||PANDRA P514|
This course has two threads. First, philosophical issues about film itself. What is the nature of film as an artform? Does film tell the truth and, if so, what is an artwork’s meaning? Why do films affect our emotions as they do? What is the relation between the form of film and its moral or political content? Is film an instrument of ideology, or a way to expose social power? Second, we will discuss philosophical issues raised by films such as Memento, The Matrix, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. For example: What is truth? What makes for a good life? What does it mean to be a person?