Existentialism in Literature and Film (2006)

Lectures from the university philosophy course by Hubert Dreyfus
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Lectures from the course Phil 7 Existentialism in Literature and Film by Hubert Dreyfus. Copied to archive.org on closure of the UCB podcast site in order to preserve access. Note: some lectures may appear to be missing (gap in numbering). This usually means that there was a holiday or no lecture on the day the recording was due, although sometimes it does mean that the audio is not available.

Phil 7: Existentialism in Literature and Film - Spring 2006. The course will be organized around various attempts to reinterpret the Judeo/Christian God, and to determine in what sense, if at all, such a God is still a living God. We will study Dostoyevsky's and Kierkegaard's attempts to preserve a non-theological version of the God of Christianity, as well as Nietzche's attempt to save us from belief in any version of God offered by our tradition. We will view and discuss three films that deal with related issues.

  1. Introduction: What is Existentialism? (17.1Mb)
  2. 'Fear and Trembling' - Preamble from Heart I (15.5Mb)
  3. 'Fear and Trembling' - Preamble from Heart II (17.9Mb)
  4. 'Fear and Trembling' - Preamble from Heart III (17.3Mb)
  5. Discussion of Film 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' (18.6Mb)
  6. 'Fear and Trembling' - Problema I (17.4Mb)
  7. Discussion of Film 'The Third Man' (16.9Mb)
  8. 'Fear and Trembling' - Problema II (17.7Mb)
  9. 'Sickness Unto Death' (xeroxed excerpts) I (17.1Mb)
  10. 'Sickness Unto Death' (xeroxed excerpts) II (17.5Mb)
  11. 'Brothers Karamazov', Part I (17.7Mb)
  12. 'Brothers Karamazov', Part I con't (17.2Mb)
  13. 'Brothers Karamazov', Part II (17.8Mb)
  14. 'Brothers Karamazov', Part II con't (17.9Mb)
  15. 'Brothers Karamazov', Part II con't (18.1Mb)
  16. 'Brothers Karamazov', Part III (17.7Mb)
  17. 'Brothers Karamazov', Part III con't (17.9Mb)
  18. 'Brothers Karamazov', Part IV (18.2Mb)
  19. 'Brothers Karamazov', Part IV con't (17.9Mb)
  20. 'Brothers Karamazov', Conclusion (12.2Mb)
  21. 'Brothers Karamazov', Conclusion (15.5Mb)
  22. 'Twilight of the Idols' (excerpts) (17.6Mb)
  23. 'The Gay Science' (excerpts) (17.5Mb)
  24. Discussion of Film 'Breathless' (18.6Mb)
  25. 'The Gay Science' (excerpts) (17.9Mb)
  26. 'The Anti-Christ' (excerpts con't) (17.6Mb)
  27. Conclusion (15Mb)

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