film and philosophy

Author Archives: James Mooney


The third season of FILMOSOPHY at Filmhouse Edinburgh starts on Tuesday 21 October at 6PM with Timecrimes. This is a rare opportunity to see this mind-bending time-travel film-noir on the big screen. We will be joined by philosopher Dr Alasdair Richmond – who has written widely on time-travel. In addition, the film’s director, Nacho Vigalondo, has made himself available for a twitter Q&A during our post-screening discussion.

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bertolucci’s Cave: a Platonic reading of The Conformist

Halfway through Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist (Il Conformista 1970) the protagonist, Marcello Clerici, visits the Parisian home of his former teacher, Professor Quadri. After entering his study, Clerici recounts Quadri’s … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

FILMOSOPHY: the double

Filmosophy returns for a third season of original and thought-provoking films, this time focusing on the theme of ‘the double’. The idea of the double – or doppelganger – has … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Filmosophy – Moon

Join us for the next instalment of Filmosophy at the Filmhouse on Tuesday 13th May. For further information and to book online follow the link: Moon – Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh.

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

EIFF Student Critics 2014

EIFF Student Critics 2014 | All News | News | Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014.

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book now for #Filmosophy at the @Filmhouse on Tuesday 8 April

After a superb opening evening screening and discussion of Lanthimos’ Alps at the Filmhouse in March, Filmsophy returns on Tuesday 8 April with The East. Book now via the following … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bertolucci’s Cave

Audiovisual essay on the use of Plato’s Cave imagery in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Il Conformista (1970).

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Filmosophy season at Filmhouse Edinburgh

Filmosophy is where film meets philosophy. Some films, like philosophy itself, can challenge our preconceived views of ourselves and the world around us. They may provide more questions than answers; … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking through Film – new course starts 12 January 2015

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 … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Introduction to Philosophy – new course starts 16 January 2015

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 … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Metaphysics – the problem of Free Will

One of the major sub-fields of philosophy is Metaphysics.  It is difficult to define exactly what metaphysics is; it began as the search for first causes or the study of … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment


Enter your email address to follow and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 745 other followers


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 745 other followers