PHIL 381.001 – Philosophy and Film
Instructor: Alan Nelson. This course meets MTR 3:15 – 5:50 p.m. in CW 213.
An investigation of philosophical themes using films as the primary texts. Topics will include self knowledge and personality, the nature of romantic love, and the relationship between humanist and scientific modes of knowledge. Films by Nolan, Akerman, Soderbergh, Tarkovsky, Von Trier, and others will be viewed. There will also be some short, supplementary readings.