Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Course Description

Horror and Philosophy

Instructor: Patricia Turrisi

You do not have to be a fan of horror films or fiction to appreciate that they are intersections for proposals about how a variety of environmental, social and personal dilemmas will develop under future conditions, and proposals about the nature and meaning of monsters, good and evil, the limits and power of human knowledge. In this course, we confront the human condition in a variety of hyperbolic states, in worlds in which monsters, the afterlife and the super-natural are present and accounted for, and in which they illuminate our understanding of ethics, epistemology, aesthetics and logical reasoning.