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 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.
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For further information, please contact Bob Stern: email@example.com
DATE FILM INTODUCED BY THEME
23 Feb 2017, 6pm Road House (1989) Jenny Saul Pain, Virtue, Language, Gender
30 Mar 2017, 6pm The Stranger (1946) Dina Gusejnova Strangers and enemies
27 Apr 2017, 5pm* Nashville (1975) Jimmy Lenman The American Dream
*Earlier start time