If you've never taken a philosophy course above level 100 in college, chances are philosophy isn't your bag. Yet everyday, on some level, philosophy informs our most basic decisions. Which is precisely why philosophic thought is especially worth examining in the mist of the current world climate. In the face of global economic turbulence, what new role is philosophy taking in shaping shaping our lives? Moreover, how is philosophy informing the self examination of our lives?
In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor speaks with eight of the most important philosophers of our time (including Cornell West, Peter Singer, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and others), and discusses the impact that this particular historic moment is having on our individual and collective philosophies. The feature-length documentary, which initially opened on February 25 at the IFC Center in NYC, started its national roll-out March 5, and is expected to play across country throughout May. For more information on where and when to see the film go to: Examined Life's official website.