"The accident of where one is born is just that, an accident; any human being might have been born in any nation"
Martha Nussbaum, 'Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism' in For Love of Country (Beacon Press, 2002)

Friday, 7 November 2008

Sheffield Doc/Fest

The Sheffield International Documentary Festival, or Doc/Fest as it's more commonly known, is being held at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield this weekend. 

One of the films in the festival is 'Examined Life' which features a series of conversations with leading philosophers, including Peter Singer, Martha Nussbaum, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and Slavoj Zizek. It's being screened at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon (9th Nov).


Anonymous said...

I think I'll probably go to this as I can't get enough Nussbaum at the moment, and Zizek is always interesting.

Megan Kime said...

I saw it on Thursday, it is pretty good, although some of the conversations are frustratingly short. The focus is definitely on political philosophy rather than philosophy per se.