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Hello, everyone! I am joined on the American Cinema Foundation podcast by Jason Eberl and George Dunn, editors of the book The Philosophy of Christopher Nolan. They are professors of philosophy with an interest in pop culture, and editors of many books on America’s favorite shows and movies over the last 50 years. Our wide-ranging discussion of Christopher and Jonathan Nolan’s movies goes through Memento (2000), The Dark Knight (2008), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk (2017).
My guests and I will give you asides on Aristotle and Aquinas, I think maybe some Augustine too, certainly Locke and Kant on morality and personhood, and we also discuss Rene Girard’s remarkable theory of mimetic desire and rivalry, and even an unnamed African philosopher. This is the sort of thing my guests have in mind when they talk about pop culture and philosophy and we hope to entice you!