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Film screening: Being John Malkovich followed by philosophical discussion
Thu 23 March 2017, 17:00 – 21:00 GMT
Join us for a screening of Being John Malkovich followed by refreshments and a philosophical discussion!
This Spike Jonze film featuring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and, of course, John Malkovich is terrifically entertaining and also raises a number of fascinating and perplexing philosophical questions: Could someone really become John Malkovich (or someone else) for an afternoon? Is inhabiting someone’s first-person perspective (whatever that may mean!) the same as becoming that individual? As role-playing games and virtual reality get better and better, will we one day be able to become someone else? What questions does the film raise about the nature and permanence of the self?
The event is free and open to the public!
Spaces are limited, so show up on time to avoid disappointment.
The event is organised by the Leverhulme funded project ‘What’s So Special about First-Person Thought?’ based at the University of Aberdeen.
Venue: MacRobert building, ground floor, lecture theatre 051