Can an action flick like Aquaman be philosophically interesting? Could it, for example, contribute to environmental preservation by actually motivating people to do something about oceanic pollution? Answering this question requires theorizing about moral motivation.
What Is It
What movies of the past year challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways? Josh and Ken talk to philosophers, film critics, and listeners as they present their sixth (mostly) annual Dionysus Awards for the most thoughtful films of the past year, including:
- Least Superficial Superhero Movie
- Best Thought Experiment in the Possibility of Racial Justice
- Most Profound Existentialist Cowboy Movie
Welcome to Philosophy Talk the program that questions everything...
...except your intelligence. I'm Ken Taylor.
And I'm Josh Landy, we're coming to you from the studios of KALW San Francisco.