Philosophy Movie Night: Wittgenstein

The Philosophy Department is going to show another movie next week.  Here’s the relevant information…

Movie: Wittgenstein

When: Tuesday, November 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Wyatt 109

Info: The movie is a kind of “filmed play” about the life of Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, and someone who lived a pretty fascinating life.  It was directed by Derek Jarman and written by Terry Eagleton.

Discussion: Immediately afterward.

Here’s an article on Wittgenstein (written by the philosopher Daniel Dennett) for Time Magazine’s list of the 100 great thinkers of the 20th century…http://www.time.com/time/time100/scientist/profile/wittgenstein.html

And here’s a clip from the Wittgenstein movie, just to give you a sense for what you’re in for…

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