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Some films, like philosophy itself, can challenge our preconceived view of ourselves and the world around us. This short season features four original and thought-provoking films that explore key philosophical issues, from abstract concepts such as knowledge and identity to everyday moral, social and political concerns. Join us and learn what film can contribute to philosophy, and how philosophy can contribute to our enjoyment and understanding of film.

Each film will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by an accessible and informal post-screening discussion hosted by James Mooney, lecturer in film and philosophy (Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh).

Films included are:
Moon (Jones, 2009), Proof (Moorhouse, 1991), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004), Dogtooth (Lanthimos, 2009) 

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Films in this Season

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21 August

Dogtooth (18)

Yorgos Lanthimos’ black-comedy forces us to examine the extent to which we are all products of circumstances

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7 August

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (15)

​Imagine a procedure whereby you could rid yourself of troubling memories

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24 July

Proof (15)

A blind photographer uses his camera to attempt to establish that the world really is as others describe it to him.

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