Filmosophy returns for a tenth season of thoughtprovoking films and philosophical discussions. This season we explore the relationship between philosophy and film through Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Appearing in the Republic (c.380BC), Plato’s allegory provides us with what might be thought of as the earliest cinema. Each of the films included will allow us to consider the Cave and its various meanings, offering an insight into the value of knowledge and the power of film to both liberate and control.
Each film will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by an accessible and informal post-screening discussion hosted by James Mooney, lecturer in film and philosophy (Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh).
Buy all three films in this season and get 15% off. This pack is available online, in person and on the phone, on both full price and concession tickets. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.