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PHIL11-130: Philosophy and Film

Description

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. 

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodePHIL11-130
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021