Filmosophy returns for a fourth season of original and thought-provoking films. This season focuses on the distinction between appearance and reality. Each film provides a unique perspective on this philosophical problem, using the notions of sight and blindness as powerful metaphors. Questions addressed include: What is the ultimate nature of reality? How do we gain […]
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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s stunning Intacto – now showing on Mubi
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This part-time evening course at The University of Edinburgh will begin by taking a look at Plato’s Allegory of the cave through the glazzballs of Alex in Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. There are still some places available, so if you would like to spend the next 10 weeks watching and thinking seriously about film please follow the […]
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As promised to my American friends, here are just a few recommendations of ‘Scottish’ films (Braveheart purposefully omitted). Ae Fond Kiss (Loach 2004); The Angels’ Share (Loach 2012); Breaking the Waves (Von Trier 1995); Brigadoon (Minnelli 1954); Filth (Baird 2013); Gregory’s Girl (Forsyth 1981); Hallam Foe (Mackenzie 2007); The Illusionist (Chomet 2010); Local Hero (Forsyth 1983); Morvern Callar (Ramsey 2002); Neds (Mullen 2010); Orphans (Mullen 1998); The […]
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What can we know? Does God exist? Do I have free will? How should I act? Does life have meaning? This course offers an introduction to the main areas of philosophy through discussion of some of the most interesting questions in each field. Friday mornings (10-12) from 16 January 2015. For more information, and to […]
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An introduction to philosophy through the medium of film. Using a diverse range of films, we will explore some of the most interesting issues in philosophy. In doing so, we will learn what film can contribute to philosophy, and how philosophy can contribute to our enjoyment and understanding of film. For more information, and to […]
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“The goal [of film] is to capture what lies within us.”
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