This subject introduces a number of central philosophical questions as they are encountered in feature films, short films, and on television. Students will encounter and discuss personal identity, the reality of the material world, the ethics of genetic engineering, the idea of virtue, and the nature of the mind in films and television shows such as The Matrix, Gattaca, The Simpsons, Total Recall, Groundhog Day and Dr Strangelove.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Understand the aims and methods of philosophy.
2. Understand issues in philosophy, including philosophy of art, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and ethics.
3. Have capacity to write intelligently and engagingly about the ideas expressed in, or raised by, films.
4. Discuss philosophical ideas in a respectful and engaging manner.
|Withdraw – Financial?||09/10/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||30/10/2021|