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Consciousness and Personal Identity

A philosophical analysis of speculative fiction film Get Out Get Out is a speculative fiction film I’m sure many of you have seen. The premise: a community of wealthy white individuals that kidnap black people, and insert their brains—and consciousnesses—into the “physically advantageous” black people’s bodies. The consciousnesses of the black people go into the “sunken […] Continue reading

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What If Our Spaceships Can Make It, But Our People Can’t?

Matt Damon. Need I say more? Some say that love is moving past physical attraction and toward a gradual love of the person’s personality and quirks. I sat in my movie seat smiling when he smiled, laughing when he laughed, and really worrying for him … Continue reading

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What If Our Spaceships Can Make It, But Our People Can’t?

Matt Damon. Need I say more? Some say that love is moving past physical attraction and toward a gradual love of the person’s personality and quirks. I sat in my movie seat smiling when he smiled, laughing when he laughed, and really worrying for him … Continue reading

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“Big Things Have Small Beginnings”: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (2012) on Nanotechnology

At first glance, nanotechnology (technology on an atomic or molecular scale) and hyperobjects (defined by Timothy Morton as “things that are massively distributed in time and space relative to humans”) may seem like two destinations for scientific … Continue reading

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Film v. Literature

I find it interesting to think about how far film has come as our day and age’s major artistic medium—now, I can make no generalization, but it at least seems like a good number of people especially from our generation spend more time watching a screen than reading a book (although that does include television […] Continue reading

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What does it mean to be human?

“If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” The 1982 film Blade Runner is a science fiction classic for a reason. It is a stylishly made noir film that is not afraid to get philosophical. […] Continue reading

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Final Project: Rape in Film

For my final project I plan to explore the portrayal of rape in film and the effects rape scenes have on viewers.  I chose this topic because I had a knee-jerk negative reaction to the rape scenes we’ve watched in … Continue reading Continue reading

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