Plato The Failure of Democracy – EN

Plato The Failure of Democracy Plato: The Failure of Democracy Plato (427-347) is often described as the greatest Western philosopher. Historians like to quote A. N. Whitehead who said: “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” Plato was born into an aristocratic […]

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Plato: The Failure of Democracy

Network And Plato The Republic – EN

Plato The Republic And Network Directed by Sidney LumetScreenplay by Paddy ChayefskyFilmed and released 1976With Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, and others “Network” begins with a shot of four television monitors that show the evening news of the four major networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and (the fictional) UBS. The camera moves in on Howard […]

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Directed by Sidney Lumet

Last Year at Marienbad And Descartes Meditations – EN

Descartes: Meditations AND Last Year at Marienbad Director: Alain ResnaisScreenplay: Alain Robbe-GrilletReleased 1961With Giorgio Albertazzi, Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoeff, and others The film seems to present the drama of a love triangle, but the events are not told in any linear fashion, nor do they constitute a story in the usual sense. Scenes, conversations, detail […]

Fichte Nature and Civilization – EN

Fichte Nature and Civilization Johann G. Fichte (1762-1814) was a popular philosophy teacher at the University of Jena in Germany, where he gave the lectures that were later published as The Vocation of the Scholar (1794). During the time of his tenure the French Revolution was unfolding, and large numbers of German students sympathized more or less […]

Koyaanisqatsi and Fichte The Vocation of the Scholar – EN

Godfrey Reggio Koyaanisqatsi Idea and directing: Godfrey ReggioCamera: Ron FrickeMusic: Philip GlassReleased: 1983 The film opens with a shot of ancient pictographs: drawings and paintings on rocks left by possible ancestors of the Hopi Indians in the American Southwest. The mysterious images show human-like figures that may represent spirits or gods. They constitute the silent […]

What Dreams May Come and Wittgenstein Lecture on Ethics – EN

Philosophical Films What Dreams May Come Philosophical Connection Our philosophical discussion dealt primarily with the possibility of “another world”–a world beyond the world, a life after life, a metaphysical realm. “Metaphysical” means literally “beyond nature”–beyond everything that can be perceived by the senses, and beyond space and time. The difficulty with talking about metaphysical beings and entities […]

Sartre Existentialism and the Modern World – EN

Existentialism and The Modern World Existentialism is a philosophical and literary movement that flourished primarily during the two decades after World War II, although it had been developing during the previous two decades, and continued to be influential in later years. Jean-Paul Sartre became its best known writer and spokesman. His philosophical writings, as well […]

Ghost Dog and Sartre Existentialism – EN

Ghost Dog The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog: The Way of the SamuraiDirected by Jim JarmuschScreenplay by Jim Jarmusch Music by RZAProduced 1999; released 2000With Forest Whitaker, John Torney, Tricia Vessey, and others The film starts with shots of a courier pigeon slowly crossing a vast empty sky, and with aerial views of a […]