PORT MACQUARIE PHILOSOPHY FORUM
OUR NEXT EVENT
Dr Chris Falzon
Our next talk
Date: Sunday 20th June 2021
Time: 4 - 5.30 pm
Venue: Rotary Community Hall, 198 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie (easy parking, wheelchair access)
Tickets: $10 - available through Eventbrite. Click here to buy
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.
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.
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