Philosophy Bites podcast talks The Philosophy of Film using Blade Runner

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Philosophy Bites podcastPhilosophy Bites is a podcast about philosophy. Recently they talked to Oxford’s Stephen Mulhall who’s authored a book titled On Film. Fans of SF and philosophy rarely mix (which is a damn shame) but the connections between the two are legion. Good SF is always a “thought experiment”, but Mulhall thinks philosophers should also consider film itself as philosophy. His illustration for this comes from a few scenes in Blade Runner. I don’t see quite the connections Mulhall makes in the movie myself (Voight-Kampff machine as camera and Deckard as Director) but I agree it is a deeply philosophical film. Have a listen |MP3|, judge for yourself. You can subscribe to the podcast via this feed:

http://www.philosophybites.libsyn.com/rss

Posted by Jesse Willis

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