Academic Philosophy Events in the Netherlands
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OZSW movie event
21 June 2018 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Making choices in a complex world – philosophical movie event, brought to you by the OZSW PhD Council!
What does it mean to choose? To what extent does choice depend on our ability to predict the future? And how do we decide what is the ‘right’ choice? What kind of life should we be choosing for?
In the movie Mr.Nobody (2009), 9 year old Nemo Nobody struggles with the problems inherent in making choices which will affect his entire life. Director Jaco van Dormael has managed to weave together complex philosophical issues and interesting storylines with humor, wit, and incredible visuals. We follow Nemo through all possible lives he could have from that one moment as a young boy onward. He gets married, has kids, doesn’t have kids, he dies, and he lives. As all possible paths unfold themselves, we are left to wonder how realistic our idea of ‘choice’ really is.
The OZSW PhD Council invites everyone to join us for this screening of Mr.Nobody, which will be combined with presentations on various philosophical topics pertaining to the notions of choice, chance, and the good life.
When: June 21st, 12:30 to 18:00 (movie between 13:00 and 15:30)
Where: the LUX movie theater in Nijmegen
What: Mr. Nobody (2009) & presentations
Costs: €5 for OZSW members, and €10 for non-members. Drinks included.
12:30 – 13:00 Doors open
13:00 – 15:30 Mr Nobody
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 16:20 1st presentation (Derek van Zoonen, history of ancient philosophy, University of Groningen)
16:20 – 16:40 Break
16:40 – 17:15 2nd presentation (Fedde Benedictus, philosophy of physics, University of Utrecht)
17:15 – 17:25 Break
17:25 – 18:00 3rd presentation (Marthe Smedinga, medical ethics, University of Rotterdam)
If you wish to attend, please register here: https://www.aanmelder.nl/101331/subscribe?survey_id=91341
The deadline for registrations is June 14th. Seats are limited, so please register early!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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