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The Philosophy of Love (Actually)

Hosted by Forum for Philosophy

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Speakers

Sarah Churchwell

Sarah Churchwell

Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Catherine Wheatley

Catherine Wheatley

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, KCL

Robert Hanks

Journalist and film critic

Chair

Shahidha Bari

Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and Professor of Fashion Cultures, UAL

This Valentine’s Day, what better pursuit than to overthink relationships? Marking the death of Stanley Cavell, we explore the philosophy of film in general, and the rom-com in particular. Can we take philosophical lessons from film? From Bringing up Baby and Roman Holiday to My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Love Actually, what makes a film a rom-com, and can this genre teach us anything about the ethics of relationships?

Sarah Churchwell is Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities and Professorial Fellow in American Literature, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Robert Hanks is a journalist and film critic

Catherine Wheatley is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, KCL.

Shahidha Bari, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Professor of Fashion Cultures, UAL.

The Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization that hosts events exploring science, politics and culture from a philosophical perspective.

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