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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 022 Cinema, Mind, and Morals

The moral life is intimately related to questions regarding self-understanding in relationship with others. These questions are also at the core of many notable films. In this seminar, we will investigate a range of related issues, from moral obligation, to moral motivation, to such virtues and emotions as friendship, love, shame, forgiveness, etc., as they can be better understood through movies. Assignments include readings drawn from contemporary philosophy and film viewings to be completed outside of class.