Philosophy Workshop-Josef Frucht-George Clooney, Brad Pitt and me, or: the fine illusion of trust

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"Trust serves as philosophical term above all in Political, Social, and Moral Philosophy. But it is central also in recent Sociology and Psychology. Referring to these disciplines, first, a special relationship of trust can be analyzed, namely the one between viewer and hero on the screen. It is a form of ‚parasocial’, as-if-interaction. In con­trast, secondly, ontological trust is of particular interest for recent philosophy of film. Instead of explai­ning it, following Deleuze, in terms of a metaphysics of cinema it seems to be more adequate binding the different subject-specific answers together unter Kant’s concept of play. Aesthetic experiences, like the one we happily have in cinema, thus are encouraging us in the attitude to act as if there could be trust in the world."

6 E 16 St Room D1103

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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