The Joker and The Philosophy of Terrorism

“You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand why he’s a protagonist in his own version of the world” – John Rogers Introduction Every good story is like an essay. Each character signifies some philosophical thought which is then being tested throughout the narrative. A villain symbolises an objection or a counterargument to theContinue reading “The Joker and The Philosophy of Terrorism”

Morality in Film

How “In Bruges” and “No Country for Old Men” Discuss Moral Choice, Part I Content warning: This post references suicide and contains links to graphic scenes. The topic of morality is one which has been discussed through film countless times and is likely to be discussed many more times into the future. It is nothingContinue reading “Morality in Film”

Existence, Economics, and Ecology – The Philosophy in Channel 4’s ‘Utopia’

By Neville Birdi ‘What do you think is going to happen when that oil and coal runs out in, say, a hundred years? When there’s ten billion living on a planet that can support only one?’ On the day of writing, it is a Monday, the month is February, the year is 2019. The averageContinue reading “Existence, Economics, and Ecology – The Philosophy in Channel 4’s ‘Utopia’”

Film Review: Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind

Ioana Manea, Second Year PPE, contemplates the concepts of love and memory portrayed in ‘Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind’ “Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.” Friedrich Nietzsche, stated by Mary (Kirsten Dunst) As I sat down with a large cup of coffee and my laptop in frontContinue reading “Film Review: Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind”