film and philosophy

Author Archives: James Mooney

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 13 January 2014

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 17 January 2014

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

Examined Life – Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor

In Examined Life, Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor explore what it means to ‘take a walk’ in the mission district of San Francisco. One of the most fascinating parts of the … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Problem of Evil in Film

The standard philosophical definition of God is that He is: omnipotent (all powerful); omniscient (all knowing), and; benevolent (perfectly good). However, the ‘problem of evil’ seems to entail that the existence … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Michael H. Profession: Director

Over the last 25 years, Michael Haneke has established himself as one of the most important directors in cinema history. From his early work to Amour, he has explored some … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Black Hole: metaphysics and greed

The Black Hole (Phil and Olly, 2008) – a short, but perfectly formed, exploration of metaphysics and greed. Enjoy!

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment


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