Film: Being John Malkovich followed by Philosophical Discussion

Film: Being John Malkovich followed by Philosophical Discussion

Join us for a screening of Being John Malkovich followed by a philosophical discussion!

This Spike Jonze film featuring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and, of course, John Malkovich is terrifically entertaining and also raises a number of fascinating and perplexing philosophical questions: Could someone really become John Malkovich (or someone else) for an afternoon? Is inhabiting someone’s first-person perspective (whatever that may mean!) the same as becoming that individual? As role-playing games and virtual reality get better and better, will we one day be able to become someone else? What questions does the film raise about the nature and permanence of the self?

The screening of the film will be followed by refreshments and then discussion.

The event is free, no booking required, but spaces are limited, so show on time to avoid disappointment!

The event is organised by the Leverhulme funded project “What’s So Special about First-Person Thought?’ based at the University of Aberdeen; for more information please visit their website.

Hosted by
University of Aberdeen
MacRobert lecture theatre, MacRobert Building

Irmina Zborowska