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The Philosophy of Love (Actually)

12 February | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door


This Valentine’s Day, what better pursuit than to overthink relationships? Marking the death of Stanley Cavell, we explore the philosophy of film in general, and the rom-com in particular. Can we take philosophical lessons from film? From Bringing up Baby and Roman Holiday to My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Love Actually, what makes a film a rom-com, and can this genre teach us anything about the ethics of relationships?


Sarah Churchwell
Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities & Professorial Fellow in American Literature, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Robert Hanks

Catherine Wheatley
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, KCL


Shahidha Bari
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Professor of Fashion Cultures, UAL


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All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door



12 February
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map