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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HON 362 - Philosophical Themes in the Films of Ingmar Bergman

Prerequisite, acceptance into the University Honors Program, or consent of instructor. The films of Ingmar Bergman offer a range of jumping-off points for some traditional debates in philosophy in areas such as the philosophy of religion, ethics, and value theory more broadly. Bergman’s oeuvre also offers an entry point for a critical examination of existentialism. This course will investigate some of the philosophical questions posed and positions raised in these films within an auteurist framework. We will also examine the legitimacy of the auteurist framework for film criticism and the representational capacity of film for presenting philosophical arguments. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits