Fall 2018

Introduction to Philosophy through Film

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-210


Thomas E. Wartenberg (Section 01)


Although film and philosophy appear very different at first glance, a more careful look reveals film to be a medium well-suited to give expression to philosophical ideas. This course will pair films with philosophical texts in order to introduce a wide range of philosophical ideas in such diverse areas of philosophy as ethics and metaphysics, social and political philosophy, and epistemology. The films will be drawn from a variety of cinematic traditions, such as popular narrative film, documentary, and the art film. There will be film screenings.

Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Wartenberg.

If Overenrolled: Students will be dropped using random number generator.


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2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018