MOOC sobre Filosofia e Cinema

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Jul 21, 2014 to Sep 15, 2014
Cost per enrollment: Free

Full course description

This class will engage some of the central questions surrounding the human experience through the medium of film. Film is not merely entertainment, but rather culture condensed into artistic works created to reflect both who we are and what we want to be. The class will consist of video lectures, short readings and lively discussion boards. Expect to enjoy thinkers such as Aristotle, Marx, and Kant; issues such as “Who am I?” “What is the good life?” and “What is the role of government?” and films such as The Hunger Games, Inception, and District 9. You will become more philosophically, cinematically, and culturally literate after taking this course.

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William A. Lindenmuth

Professor of Philosophy

William A. Lindenmuth is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Shoreline College. He received his M.A. in philosophy in New York City from the New School for Social Research, and his B.A. in English from Saint Mary’s College in California. He has taught in New York, Las Vegas, Seattle, and overseas in Rome, Italy. He specializes in normative ethics and moral psychology particularly through the mediums of literature and film. His essay on the film Inception will be published Fall 2014 in The Philosophy of Christopher Nolan by Lexington Books.

William argues that philosophy gives us a sense of personhood, place, and purpose, and that film is a concentrated medium particularly suited for this. Film forces us to change perspective, and through our identification with characters that may be very different from us, by gender, age, or even species. When we recognize the humanity in others, we discover it in ourselves. Art makes us better people.

“A book [movie!] serves as the axe for the frozen seas within us.” Franz Kafka

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