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Philosophy and Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Philosophy and Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey

When: Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Amphitheatre G1124, Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa

This film explores nothing less than the notion of human consciousness and its development against the backdrop of watchful universe. The first leap in human consciousness occurred millions of years ago, as a large alien structure suddenly appeared on earth, enabling Hominids to move from being simple consumers of items they found to being producers and users of tools and weapons. This level of consciousness was sufficient for humans to eventually reach the moon, where another large alien structure was waiting, buried beneath the lunar soil. Once freed from the soil and struck by sunlight, the alien structure began preparing humans for the next leap in consciousness, one that will occur in the far reaches of the solar system.

Actors:  Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester 

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Trailer: Here

The presentation is in English only.

For more information, please contact Professor Richard Feist at rfeist@ustpaul.ca.

There is no admission fee; all students are welcome and there will be free popcorn, courtesy of Saint Paul University!

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