Our Speaker:

Dr Chris Falzon is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Humanities ad Languages (Philosophy) at the University of New South Wales

Sunday 22nd March 2020

6:00pm to about 7.30pm



The Glasshouse

Port Macquarie


Sunday 22nd March 2020


The topic: Film, thought experiments and philosophical experiences

"Why might a philosopher want to go to the cinema? As a form of relief from philosophy, if you’re the famously tortured philosopher Wittgenstein. But, apart from offering a distraction, films can be effective in dramatizing philosophical problems. How do I know I’m not in The Matrix? Some would argue that films can even be said to ‘do’ philosophy. In this talk I will discuss one influential view on this, that films do philosophy by working like the thought experiments that can be found in written philosophical texts.  Film as experimental in this sense enlarges the possibilities for thinking about what is presupposed or taken-for-granted in our thinking…"

Our Speaker

Dr Chris Falzon is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Humanities and Languages (Philosophy) at the University of New South Wales. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the Australian National University in 1990, where he taught until 2000. From 2001 to 2018 he taught Philosophy at the University of Newcastle. He is the author of a number of books, including Philosophy Goes to the Movies (2013) and Ethics Goes to the Movies (2018). He has published widely on twentieth-century French philosophy, and philosophy and film.

Entry Fee 

General admission including seniors $10

Pensioners and students $5

No need to book - just come along on the night

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