Jan 17, 2022  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

PHIL 236 - Film and Philosophy

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: One 100-level, three-credit course in philosophy or consent of instructor
This course examines the relationship that film has to philosophy. In addition to discussing films that can be viewed as dramatizing philosophical arguments about what we know, what exists and what is good, students will investigate the nature of the medium. What happens to reality when it is made a spectacle? How are race, class, gender, and sexuality depicted on screen, and how does the way they are depicted shape our thinking? How do films elicit emotional responses? Ultimately, this class will ask whether some films are audiovisual arguments that do philosophy themselves. Offered alternate years. (CHUM; CMCL)