Introducing Philosophy Through Film

Introducing Philosophy Through Film

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Philosophy Through Film offers a uniquely engaging and effective approach to introductory philosophy by combining an anthology of classical and contemporary philosophical readings with a discussion of philosophical concepts illustrated in popular films. Pairs 50 classical and contemporary readings with popular films - from Monty Python and The Matrix to Casablanca and A Clockwork Orange Addresses key areas in philosophy, including topics in ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, the problem of perception, and philosophy of time Each unit begins with an extensive introduction by the editors and ends with study questions linking readings to films Features chapter by chapter discussion of clips from films that vividly illustrate the critical philosophical arguments and positions raised in the readingsLocke, for example, opened his discussion of general terms in Essay with, a€œAll things that exist being particulars . . .a€ (3.3.1). 15 According to Locke, words refer to ideas, and general words refer to abstract ideas a€“ ideas that are formed from ouranbsp;...

Title:Introducing Philosophy Through Film
Author: Richard Fumerton, Diane Jeske
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2009-04-27

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