Examined Life

Wednesday, February 25 - Thursday, March 5, 2009

EXAMINED LIFE takes philosophy out of the classroom and into the street, as filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies a veritable who’s who of contemporary thought on a series of brief, invigorating journeys. Along Fifth Avenue, Peter Singer evaluates the ethics of consumption, while Slavoj overturns conventional views of ecology at a garbage dump, and Cornel West ricochets ideas off one another in an unforgettable cab ride. Judith Butler, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Martha Nussbaum and others also contribute to this celebration of intellectual discourse and its power to transform our understanding of the world and our place in it.

  • Country USA
  • Language English
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 88 minutes
  • Distributor Zeitgeist Films
  • Website http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/
  • Director Astra Taylor

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