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philosophy and film series

The Philosophy Department hosts philosophy and film nights. Free movie, free pizza, free philosophical discussion led by a professor or graduate student. For more information, contact Brian Talbot.

Fall 2012

Die Hard (1988)
with Brian Talbot
Topic: Virtue and Struggle in the Meaningful Life
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
6:30 p.m., HUMN 1B80 (map)


more to come ...



past films

 

Spring 2011

The Magnificent Seven (1960)
with Rob Rupert
Topic: The Philosophy of the Cowboy Gunman
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
6:30 p.m. HUMN 135

Rashomon (1950)
with Jason Potter
Topic: Eyewitness Testimony & Epistemic Modesty: Is Seeing Believing?
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
6:30 p.m., HLMS 211




2010

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
with Prof. Chris Heathwood
Topics: God, death, love, meaning, morality, and getting away with murder
Thursday, February 18, 2010
6:00 p.m. HLMS 141

Memento (2000)
with Dr. Jason Potter
Thursday, March 9, 2010
6:00 p.m. HUMN 1B90

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
with Brian Talbot
Topics: Is freedom really worth it?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
6:30 p.m. HUMN 150

The Truman Show (1998)
with Andrew Chapman
"Can a Fake Life Be a Good One?"
Thursday, October 7, 2010
6:30 p.m., HUMN 250

Blade Runner (1982)
with Addison Ellis and Quincy Faircloth
"What Is a Person?"
Thursday, October 21, 2010
6:30 p.m., MUEN E0046.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
with Jason Potter
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
6:30 p.m., HLMS 199



2009

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
with Prof. Eric Chwang
Thursday, February 26, 2009
6:30 p.m. MUEN E113

Being John Malkovich
(1999)
with Prof. Chris Heathwood
Thursday, March 12, 2009
6:30 p.m. MUEN E064

God on Trial (2008)
with Prof. Wes Morriston
Thursday, April 9, 2009
6:30 p.m. HUMN 250

Socrates (1971)
with Prof. Kathrin Koslicki
Thursday, April 23, 2009
6:00 p.m. HUMN 250


2008

The Stranger (1967)
with Dr. Devon Belcher
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
6:30 PM, HUMN 250

Blade Runner (Final Cut) (1982/2007)
with Prof. Eric Chwang
Thursday, February 28, 2008
6:30 PM, HLMS 199

Groundhog Day (1993)
with Prof. Simon Sparks
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
6:30 PM, HUMN 250

Jesus Camp (2006)
with Prof. Brad Monton
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
6:30 PM, HUMN 250

Rashomon (1950)
with Prof. Bob Hanna
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
6:30 PM, HUMN 250

The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
(1993)
with Prof. Brad Monton
Did the greatest propaganda filmmaker of all time do anything wrong when she made a propaganda film for Hitler?
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
6:30 p.m., HLMS 199  

Groundhog Day (1993)
with Dr. Jason Potter
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
6:30 p.m. HLMS 199

Idiocracy (2006)
with Dr. Dan Sturgis
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
6:30 p.m., EDUC 220

The Happening (2008)
with Dr. John Maier
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
6:30 p.m., EDUC 220

2007

Borat (2006)
with Dr. Bill Grundy
Thursday, April 19, 2007
6:30 p.m., HUMN 201

13 (Tzameti)
(2005)
with Dr. Sheralee Brindell
Thursday, September 20, 2007
6:30-9:00 p.m., HUMN 250

The Bicycle Thief (1948)
with Prof. Rob Rupert
Thursday, September 27, 2007
6:30-9:00 p.m., EDUC 220

Trading Places (1983)
with Dr. Devon Belcher
Thursday, October 18, 2007
6:30-9:00 p.m., HLMS 199

Sophie's Choice (1982)
with Dr. Jason Potter
Thursday, November 15, 2007
6:30-9:00 p.m., HUMN 1B80

2006

A Zed and Two Noughts (1985)
with Dr. Nic Damnjanovic
Thursday, March 22, 2006
6:30 p.m. Humanities 135

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
with Dr. Devon Belcher
Topic: free will
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Humanities 180

Aliens of the Deep (2005)
with Ben Pageler
Topic: life and the nature of science
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Humanities 180

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
with Prof. Brad Monton
Topics: love, death, God, punishment, and opthamology
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Humanities 180

Heaven Can Wait (1978)
with Prof. Dan Kaufman
Topic: personal identity
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Humanities 180

2005

Solaris (1972)
with Prof. Bob Hanna
Topic: animism and nostalgia
Monday, October 10, 2005
6:30 pm, MCOL W100

Paris, Texas
(1984)
with Dr. Jason Potter
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
6:30 p.m., MCOL 158

25th Hour (2002)
with Dr. Dan Sturgis
Topic: trust
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
6:30 pm, MCOL E158

Dogville
(2003)
with Dr. Ben Hale
Topic: utilitarian and Kantian justifications of punishment
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
6:30 p.m., MCOL E158

  

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