[SydPhil] BLACKHEATH PHILOSOPHY FORUM JUNE 20
Sandra Jobson Darroch
sjd at cybersydney.com.au
Wed Jun 17 13:30:00 AEST 2015
*BLACKHEATH PHILOSOPHY FORUM*
*THE SCEPTICAL DEPTHS OF FILM*
4pm Saturday 20 June
We have all seen films that engage with philosophical themes or
ideas. For example, the romantic comedy The Awful Truth (McCarey,
1937) raises and answers the question ‘What is a (better) marriage?’
And the sci-fi film The Matrix (Wachowski Brothers, 1999) toys with
scepticism about the external world.
Philosophers have tended to suppose that the important question
about such films is whether they engage with philosophy passively,
as mere exemplifications, or whether they engage with philosophy
actively - as examples of thinking capable of contributing to our
understanding of whatever is in question. Our speaker will suggest
another way that films are philosophical, raising deep sceptical
questions about our knowledge of each other.
*Speaker: David Macarthur*, Associate Professor of Philosophy,
University of Sydney
The Forum meets at the Blackheath Neighbourhood Centre, cnr Gardiner
Crescent & the Great Western Highway, 4pm-6pm, followed by informal
discussion at the pub.Admission $10 includes a big afternoon tea
before question time. Hall is heated.
For more program details please go to blackheathphilosophy.org
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