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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 193 Meaning in Light: Cinema and Philosophy

Film's potential to help us gain philosophical understanding and achieve personal, moral growth have been subject to intense scholarly investigation. In this seminar, we will explore a few fundamental issues regarding life's meaning and value with the help of films, while inquiring into whether and how film as art can contribute to knowledge and moral understanding. Assignments include readings mostly drawn from contemporary philosophy and film viewings to be completed outside of class.