Philosophy has a Lot to Learn from Film

Machiko Kyō and Toshiro Mifune in Kurosawa’s Rashômon (1951) / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Costica Bradatan / 07.03.2017 Professor of Humanities Texas Tech University Picture this: a man – a samurai – is killed in a grove. One by one, all those involved are brought before a court. The woodcutter talks of the horror that seized him[…]

Metaphors Be With You: A Cultural Analysis of Star Wars

By Dr. Lee Drummond / 03.09.2016 Professor Emeritus of Social and Cultural Anthropology McGill University [The mathematical physicist] von Neumann sometimes spoke of a “complexity barrier.” This was the imaginary border separating simple systems from complex systems. A simple system can give rise to systems of less complexity only. In contrast, a sufficiently complex system[…]