Apr 17, 2024  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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PHIL 205 - Philosophy Through Film


Credit(s): 3
This course is an investigation of philosophy through the popular medium of motion pictures. Movies often contain philosophical themes and even make philosophical arguments. In this course students will watch various films that illustrate or comment on philosophical ideas, problems, questions and theories. They will also read philosophical texts that influenced the films or comment on them. We will consider the ways in which these films embody one of the philosopher’s favorite tools of inquiry, the thought experiment, and how the way in which ideas are explored through film can help us in making progress in understanding the issues they present. 



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