Philosophy: The Brood 18

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 23 May 2024

This film is part of our Philosophy at Showroom series and will be introduced by Charlie Potter from the University of Sheffield, and followed by an opportunity to continue the discussion in our Café Bar.

The Brood touches on a whole host of interesting themes that lend themselves to philosophical discussion. One central theme is the relation between reality and our epistemic standpoint, and the implications of that relation to our responsibility for those things that we cannot control over, and in some cases have no knowledge of. Other themes include the degree to which our bodies constitute our identities, the acceptability of paternalism for the mentally ill, and the moral responsibility of parents for their children's actions.


David Cronenberg
1 hour 33 minutes
Art Hindle, Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar


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