Next Talk: 'The Philosophy in Film' by Prof Gregory Currie, Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Philosophy in film

Cinema is often thought of as overwhelmingly a medium of entertainment. Yet its short history includes some of the greatest works of narrative art we have. Even modest productions, certainly designed to entertain, often present striking images that present views of the world we might call "philosophical". But what, exactly, does it take for something to count as philosophy, and how, exactly can film make a contribution to a philosophical project. I'll illustrate these issues by discussing some of the best (and worst) examples where film and philosophy collide.