HONR 2000V The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Philosophy and the Western Film

(B) Bachelors
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(UDEN) Farquhar - Dean's Office
3 credits

This course critically examines philosophical issues that arise in the Western film genre, including the individual and community, justice and vengeance, violence, moral virtue and vice, knowledge and understanding, personal identity, and death. Theories of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Kant and Nietzsche, as well as contemporary material will be used to discuss selected films. Satisfies general education requirements in Humanities. Prerequisite: Honors students only. (Description Last Updated: Winter 2010 (201030))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify philosophical problems that arise in Westerns.
  2. Apply philosophical material to discussion of those problems in various Westerns.
  3. Demonstrate sound analytical skills in written arguments about various Westerns.
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