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CeDR Film Club: Examined Life

Date: 28 January 2010 Time: 18.00 pm

Venue: Bowland North Seminar Room 25

CeDR is organizing the screening of a series of interesting and thought-provoking disability-related films. The first screening will be this Thursday, 28th of January, at 6pm on Bowland North Seminar Room 25. The film is called Examined Life. Entry is free and everyone is welcome!

The film will be introduced briefly and after the screening a short discussion will follow. Here is a short synopsis of the film: Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets. In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer's thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue's posh boutiques. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco's Mission District questioning our culture's fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West - perhaps America's best-known public intellectual - compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1279083/

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Who can attend: Anyone

 

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Associated staff: David Bolt, Eric Emerson, Chris Hatton, Hannah Morgan, Donna Reeve, Bob Sapey, Carol Thomas

Organising departments and research centres: Applied Social Science, Centre for Disability Research CeDR, Division of Health Research

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