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Lecture : Philosophy In Film and Other Media Lec 1
By Irving Singer | Philosophy In Film and Other Media
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Course Description
This course examines works of film in relation to thematic issues of philosophical importance that also occur in other arts, particularly literature and opera. Emphasis is put on films ability to represent and express feeling as well as cognition. Both written and cinematic works by Sturges, Shaw, Cocteau, Hitchcock, Joyce, and Bergman, among others, are considered. There are no tests or quizzes, however students write two major papers on media/philosophical research topics of their choosing.
Courses Index
1 : Philosophy of Film   (Irving Singer / MIT)
2 : Film as Visual and Literary Mythmaking   (Irving Singer / MIT)
3 : Introduction to Theory of Literature   (Paul Fry / Yale)
4 : Introductory Political Philosophy   (Steven Smith / Yale)
5 : Jalaluddin Rumi - A Great Philosopher   (General Varied / General - Varied)