Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 395 Philosophy and Film

This course will consider the manner in which film can raise and explore philosophical issues and the manner in which philosophers bring their insights to the analysis of film. It aims to examine and critically evaluate various philosophical themes and problems by means of the visual medium of film. These themes can include such perennial philosophical subjects as reality and appearance, good and evil, and knowledge and skepticism. An additional aim of this course is to examine the nature of film from a philosophical perspective, raising such issues as film’s status as an art form, film as a source of knowledge, and whether philosophy can take the form of, or be articulated through, film. Prerequisite: FCO 105  

3 credit hours