Final Exam – Film Philosophy


Essay 1 Resource Module: Plato and his student, Aristotle, disagreed significantly on the nature of morals. Plato believed that if you knew the good, you would pursue it. Aristotle believed that knowing the good was not enough, you also needed virtue to pursue it. In his work Nicomachean Ethics (Books I, II), Aristotle outlines a view of living a meaningful life that continues to shape philosophy.In this module, we will examine the nature of the good life and virtue through the film Finding Nemo (2003). What might this adorable little fish have to teach us about life?Essay 2 Resource: You may choose a movie of your choosing to complete this or finding nemo.
Essay 3 Resource:
(My initial discussion post):1. My name is and i was born and raised in Chicago. I am majoring in Information Technology. What I love about movies is that there is a hidden message behind every movie. I feel as if the director of the film is trying to prove a point to the audience.2. If we were to choose between the actor(s) or director(s), which one of them would make the film an excellent film? Some people would agree that the actors create that sense of excitement for the film but the director is important because it is his/her creative vision.3. Films contribute to help the audience by having hidden messages which are sometimes not so hidden. The audience would have to try to uncover the plot, figuring out information about the characters…ect.4. The best film I have viewed that raises a philosophical problem would be The Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos (Super villain) obtains all the infinity stones and starts wiping the population. As evil as that sounds, Thanos believes the universe is suffering because of overpopulation. There are many reasons why overpopulation isn’t good. For humans, that includes pandemics, starvation and access to clean, fresh water. For the planet, that means pollution, climate change and the collapse of ecosystems. Thanos explained that his home world of Titan faced similar problems that Earth is facing, leading into a global catastrophe, which is why he feels as if he is responsible to ‘save’ the entire cosmos from the same thing that happened to his home planet. Please view everything attached below before getting started. I also attached a video explaining each essay question.Rubric:Evaluated collectively, the posts do an excellent job in each of the following: (a) they identify and frame a philosophical question or problem, which may include an ethical issue, (b) they analyze, interpret, and apply terms, concepts, or methods used by a particular philosopher in the assigned readings to address a philosophical question, issue, and/or problem, using proper citation, and (c) they evaluate philosophical terms, concepts, questions, issues and/or problems using their own informed judgment. In addition, all posts must be free of grammatical or spelling errors that detract from the post.

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DC 227 Film Philosophy
Autumn Quarter 2018 Final Essay Exam
Overall instructions: Answer ALL of the essay questions below in the space provided to
showcase your learning over the quarter and to demonstrate that you are able to meet the
learning objectives for the course:

Objective 1: using multiple perspectives, students will be able to identify and
frame philosophical questions and problems, including ethical issues.
Objective 2: Students will be able to analyze, interpret, and apply the terms, concepts,
or methods used by philosophers in addressing philosophical questions, issues, and/or
Objective 3: Students will be able to evaluate philosophical terms, concepts,
questions, issues and/or problems using their own informed judgment.
Objective 4: Students will be able to develop an understanding of the historical
context of philosophical topics, figures, and texts.
Objective 5: Students will be able to write an analytic essay treating a philosophical
question, issue and/or problem that forwards an identifiable thesis, argument, and
ESSAY 1: Philosophical Issue Analysis
(1) Review all of your contributions to the Discussion Board for each module and select one
of the modules as the basis to develop an essay
(2) Write an essay, no less than 500 words, that identifies and frames a philosophical
question or problem (obj 1), uses terms, concepts, or methods from the assigned
readings with proper citation to address the philosophical question of problem (obj 2),
and demonstrates a basic understanding of the historical context of the philosophical
problem or figure (obj 4)
(3) The essay should clearly identify, describe, and analyze the philosophical issue and the
philosophical text used to address it
Write the essay below.
ESSAY 2: Film Analysis
(1) Building on the argument(s) made in essay 1, select a film to analyze. The film can be
from the module used for the philosophical issue analysis, a different film from the
course, OR a film not viewed in class.
(2) Write an essay, no less than 500 words, that analyzes the film and evaluates the
philosophical issue, terms, and concepts examined in essay 1 (obj 3) by putting forth
an identifiable thesis, argument, and conclusion that demonstrates the ability to use
your own informed judgment (obj 5)
(3) The essay should clearly identify, describe, and analyze the film, using the terms and
concepts from essay 1 to construct an argument
Write the essay below.
ESSAY 3: Analysis of Learning
(1) Review your initial Discussion Board post in module 1 and compare your answer to
essays 1 and 2 above.
(2) Write an essay, no less than 250 words, that answers the following questions:
a. Having compared your responses from module 1 to your final essay exam, how
has your thinking has changed?
b. What do films contribute to the critical examination of philosophical problems,
issues, or questions?
(3) The essay should clearly demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on your own learning
experience and the development of thought over the quarter.
Write the essay below.

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