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Poetic Thinking 2016 | October 23, 2019

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Bergman

Fear no more the heat of the sun

March 12, 2016 |

**NB: This essay seeks to address the existentialist themes of The Seventh Seal, focusing mainly on the paradox of the pour-soi and Kierkegaard’s “crowd,” drawing from No Exit, The Ethics of Ambiguity, and The Myth of Sisyphus, among others. As Harry’s posts suggest, … Read More

Death and The Button Moulder

March 9, 2016 |

Thinking about The Seventh Seal, I have been thinking about how Death is portrayed. We spoke a little bit last week about the fact that Death is not Satan, not evil. He has no malice for the knight, even though he … Read More

The Seventh Seal as existentialist text

March 3, 2016 | 10

In Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman, Paisley Livingston addresses the question of whether cinema can be said to do philosophy, and if so by what means. I am immediately put ill at ease by his definition of philosophy, which seems unfairly skewed … Read More

The Knight

March 3, 2016 |

What are the tropes or models we might use to understand the character of Antonius Block? Here, perhaps, are a few ways in.

Taking cue from our discussion of Kierkegaard, a good place to begin may be with the Knight … Read More