This subject introduces a number of central philosophical questions as they encountered in feature films, short films, and on television. In such films and television shows as The Matrix, Gattaca, The Simpsons, Total Recall, Groundhog Day, and Dr Strangelove, students will encounter and discuss issues of personal identity, the reality of the material world, the ethics of genetic engineering, the idea of virtue, and the nature of the mind.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Study abroad||Available to Study Abroad students|
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.
No prior knowledge required.