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Philosophy and Film: Wittgenstein

When: Friday, December 8, 2017, 1 – 4 p.m.

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

“A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language. A series of sketches depict the unfolding of his life from boyhood, through the era of the First World War, to his eventual Cambridge professorship and association with Bertrand Russell and John Maynard Keynes. The emphasis in these sketches is on the exposition of the ideas of Wittgenstein, a homosexual, and an intuitive, moody, proud, and perfectionistic thinker generally regarded as a genius.” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108583/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

 

Actors: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton

Director: Derek Jarman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0cN_bpLrxk

This 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!



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