In his Cave Allegory (Republic, c.360 BCE), Plato presents a strikingly visual account of the distinction between knowledge and belief and, in doing so, provides us with what may be considered the earliest picture-house.Read more "Plato’s Cave and the Cinema"
The fifth season of Filmosophy will return to the Filmhouse in the Autumn/ Winter of 2015 and will focus on the theme of ‘regeneration’. This season will be offered in association with the Centre for Regenerative Medicine. The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) is a world leading research centre studying stem cells, disease and tissue repair to advance human health.Read more "Filmosophy: Regeneration!"
Korean writer-director Kim Ki-duk captures raw realities about modern life while telling a genuinely touching romance using virtually no dialogue. Tae-suk (Jae Hee) is a young man who takes up residence in homes that sit empty while the occupants are on holiday. He cleans, does the laundry, indulges in subtle practical jokes, then moves on. […]Read more "3-Iron: tonight (Tue 21 Apr), 6pm at Filmhouse Edinburgh"
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 link: http://www.filmhousecinema.com/showing/the-east/Read more "Book now for #Filmosophy at the @Filmhouse on Tuesday 8 April"
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; yet, in doing so, they will expand our ideas and allow us to view familiar things in an unfamiliar way. They are films that demand […]Read more "Filmosophy season at Filmhouse Edinburgh"
Philosophy begins with questions and, as such, a good place to start is with this often overlooked question concerning the nature of philosophy itself. Strangely, for a discipline that places such great emphasis on defining and clarifying concepts, there is no unanimously agreed definition of what exactly philosophy is. The term ‘philosophy’ in its literal […]Read more "What is Philosophy?"
There’s not much philosophical humour out there but the best of it comes from Monty Python. Socrates, when he’s not drinking hemlock, is a great header of the ball.Read more "Philosophy football"