PHIL 149 A: Existentialism and Film

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Location: 
GUG 220
SLN: 
20115
Instructor:
Ian Schnee
Ian Schnee

Syllabus Description:

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What makes life worth living? Is morality just a convenient fiction? What is the nature of the human condition? Is God dead, or just playing hard to get? This course investigates the works of several existentialist philosophers, including Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Beauvoir, and Sartre, and uses their works to interpret and analyze the philosophical content of angst-ridden cinema from the French New Wave to BoJack Horseman.

Course Structure

For Autumn 2021, we do not yet know exactly how this course will be taught (for example, whether lectures will be remote but quiz sections in person). We will follow university guidelines and recommendations, and will post more info here once it is known.

 

Catalog Description: 
What makes life worth living? Is morality just a convenient fiction? What is the nature of the human condition? Is God dead, or just playing hard to get? Investigates the works of several existentialist philosophers, including Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Beauvoir, and uses their works to interpret and analyze the philosophical content of angst-ridden cinema of the French New Wave and Hollywood film noir. Recommended: None.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 16, 2021 - 11:54pm