United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Filmosophy: Film and Philosophy

when 3 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee GBP 2300

This three week course will explore the intersection between philosophy and film. The course will be delivered in three distinct units, as follows:
• Part one will address classical issues in Philosophy of Film, such as: film as art; film and emotion; the paradox of horror.
• Part two - Philosophy Through Film - will explore some of the most interesting issues in philosophy through the medium of film.
• Finally, part three - Film as Philosophy - will consider the claim that some films may themselves be considered works of philosophy. The teaching methods will consist of lectures and seminars based around essential reading and viewing, which will be available in advance via various streaming platforms. In addition, there will be screenings of key films.

Course leader

James Mooney

Target group

1 year of undergraduate study

Course aim

Students will be expected to:

- develop their analytical skills in relation to film studies
- understand the links between film and philosophy
- have a solid grasp on a range of philosophical theories and apply these to film
- engage with philosophical texts

Credits info

20 credits or 10 ECTS or 4 US

Fee info

GBP 2300: Accommodation fees are not included in the course fee.
GBP 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £489-114 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be made available on the summer school website when announced

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