philosophy at the showroom
In association with the University of Sheffield
Philosophy at the Showroom is a series that involves sessions that probe the philosophical questions raised by some of cinema’s most intriguing films, and also sessions that discuss books that have philosophical themes (either philosophical texts, or other works that raise philosophical questions). Our obligations to others, heroism, death, and the functioning of the mind are just some of the themes these screenings and the book events will explore.
Each film will be introduced by a philosopher from the University of Sheffield, and followed by a group discussion of the philosophical problems it confronts. The following month, a book will also be introduced with a talk, leading to general discussion. Cinema and books to make you think, with the chance to digest ideas in the company of others!
The talks will not presuppose any prior knowledge of philosophy, and we hope they will lead to the development of a thriving community of those interested in the subject in the city.
Those attending the film will pay the usual Showroom ticket charge, while the book talks are free. Though the two events will often be connected thematically, it is fine to come to one without having been to the other.
The venue for the book talks is: Showroom 5.
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