Conference at Stanford: “Film and Philosophy”

We wanted to let you know of an exciting 2-day conference on “Film and Philosophy” that will take place at Stanford University’s Humanities Center this January. For the original announcement, please click here. Here is the schedule of talks:

January 15-16, 2010


Friday Jan 15, 3-5 p.m.: Film Noir

  • Robert Pippin, “Fate and Film Noir: Some Filmic Philosophy in Out of the Past
  • George Wilson, “Love and Bullshit in Santa Rosa: On the Coen Brothers’ The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • Chair: David Hills

Saturday Jan 16, 10 a.m.-12 noon: Philosophy and Theory

Saturday Jan 16, 1-3 p.m.: Self-Reference

Saturday Jan 16, 3:15-5:15 p.m.: Cinema and the Mind

Saturday Jan 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Fiction and Truth

  • David Thomson: “If the cinema is the truth 24 times a second, how shall we tell lies?”


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