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.
A maths teacher turned philosopher, Graham Bex-Priestley is in the
final year of his PhD researching hybrid theories in metaethics, according to
which moral sentences express both beliefs and emotional states. He quite likes
metaphysics and ethics too, having given talks on free will and war, and
aspires to be a professor in a university by the sea. His other interests
include juggling, drumming, and reading Batman comics.
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