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Examined Life
     

Examined Life

Director: Astra Taylor

Cast: Cornel West, Avital Ronell, Peter Singer

 
This documentary takes a look at the manifestations of contemporary philosophy through interviews with various figures in the field, who examine these existential issues from the vantage point of lively public places, where everyday people demonstrate their views and values through the most clear and innocuous ways. Some of the guests featured in the film include

Overview

This documentary takes a look at the manifestations of contemporary philosophy through interviews with various figures in the field, who examine these existential issues from the vantage point of lively public places, where everyday people demonstrate their views and values through the most clear and innocuous ways. Some of the guests featured in the film include Cornel West, Avital Ronell, and Peter Singer.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2010
UPC:
0795975112338
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Zeitgeist Films
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

Two extra philosopher walks with COlin McGinn and Simon Critchley; Q&As with Cornel West, Avital Ronell and Kwame Anthony Appiah, with director Astra Taylor; Theatrical trailers; Ohilosopher bios and selected bibliographies

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cornel West Participant
Avital Ronell Participant
Peter Singer Participant
Kwame Anthony Appiah Participant
Martha Nussbaum Participant
Michael Hardt Participant
Slavoj Zizek Participant
Judith Butler Participant
Sunaura Taylor Participant

Technical Credits
Astra Taylor Director,Screenwriter
Silva Basmajian Executive Producer
Bill Imperial Producer
Robert Kennedy Editor
John Laing Sound/Sound Designer
Ron Mann Executive Producer
Lea Marin Producer
Sanjay Mehta Sound/Sound Designer
John Tran Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Examined Life
1. Cornel West, Part 1: Examining Yourself [3:58]
2. Avital Ronell: Paths That Lead Nowhere [7:53]
3. Peter Singer: The Shallow Pond [9:50]
4. Kwame Anthony Appiah: The Cosmopolitan [7:32]
5. Martha Nussbaum: The Capabilities Approach [8:00]
6. Cornel West, Part 2: "Truth as a Way of Life" [7:16]
7. Michael Hardt: Becoming Capable of Democracy [9:45]
8. Slavoj Zizek: Ecology as Ideology [:19]
9. Judith Butler & Sunaura Taylor: "What Can a Body Do?" [10:05]
10. Cornel West, Part 3: Rejecting Romanticism [14:26]
11. End Credits [5:35]

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