Faculty: Karann Durland
Description: Some of the most intriguing movies and books invite us to explore classic philosophical problems. Whether the issue is personal identity, freedom, morality, the good life, or the limits of what we can know about the world, these works encourage us to reconsider how we think of ourselves and the place and time in which we live. This course explores traditional philosophical problems by drawing on literary classics, cyberpunk, historical dramas, and texts that defy classification from such authors as Gibson, Borges, Akutagawa, Goethe, Kundera, and Hemingway. Our films include classics and cult favorites by the likes of Akira Kurosawa, Sophia Coppola, Ridley Scott, and Orson Welles. By examining these materials, we enrich our understanding of important philosophical problems, and we position ourselves to participate.
Meeting Information:01/02/2023-01/24/2023 M-F 01:30PM – 04:30PM, Administration Bldg, Room 209
Section Requisites: None
Course Fee: N/A
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expense: $30