News from 04/2013

28 April 2013

Leon The Professional - to be featured in the next issue of Cafe Philosophy

In the next issue of Café Philosophy, Mike Parker philosophically analyses the fictional character of Leon, through the moral philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. The aim of the review is to look at one aspect of Schopenhauer’s work: his understanding of a good moral character, and to use this as a practical tool for analysing the fictional character of ‘Leon’, from Luc Besson’s popular movie; “Leon the Professional.” However as a prelude to this review we recommend that you read Patrick Meaney’s review first, as a means of understanding…Read

14 April 2013

The Century of the Self

British director, Adam Curtis examines the rise of the all-consuming self in this award-winning British television documentary series

The next issue of Cafe Philosophy, shortly to be issued, is about the influence of Arthur Schopenhauer and Sigmund Freud on our daily lives.  This film is about a similar theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EwXmxpExw

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/greatest_philosopher_arthur_schopenhauer.shtml

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