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The Philosophy of Love (Actually)

12 February 2020 | 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 lesson 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?

 

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

Catherine Wheatley
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, KCL

 

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

 

Quick accessibility map here. Full access information for the New Academic Building in general, and the Sheik Zayed Theatre in particular, available here.

 

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

 

Details

Date:
12 February 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

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