PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS THRU SPAN CINEMA

Elective Courses

CIMS 385 - PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS THRU SPAN CINEMA

SPAN 386
401 |SEM |Luis Moreno-Caballud |MW 2-3:30pm |WILL 319

This course will analyze several contemporary Spanish films from the point of view of their capacity to generate philosophical thought. We will understand philosophy not as a corpus of established knowledge, but as a desire to think that always needs to challenge conventional assumptions. We will read philosophical texts by Spanish authors in parallel to the study of Spanish films, using this double approach to work on crucial concepts such as “identity”, “subjectivity”, “reality”, “language”, “power”, “life”, “body” and “interdependence”, among others. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

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