This course aims to introduce the philosophical theories that underpin some of the most well-known movies of our time.
Covering topics such as time-travel, moral action, and the nature of reality, students will develop the theoretical knowledge required to evaluate, analyse, and critically assess philosophical themes in their favourite movies.
Students will develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the philosophical ideas visual storytellers are communicating through cinema, and the conceptual challenges these ideas invoke.
Week 1: Time Travel
Week 2: Who am I? The protagonist’s dilemma
Week 3: What is Reality?
Week 4: Morality and the hero/heroine
Week 5: Humans and the rise of Technology
Full fee £66/Concession fee £33