directed by Alberto Rodriguez (2014) – Crime investigation is a field where the urge to go beyond appearances is very strong and indispensable. Moreover there is a difficult quest for discovering the truth. The same goal of surpassing the appearances is absolutely imperative in our philosophy. After all we value TRUTHFULNESS although we are always careful and aware of all the troubles related to the very notion of “truth”.
directed by Pedro Almodovar (2011) – RESPECT and AFFECTION (both for ourself and for the others) mean never to treat people as objects. In order to go along with this precept we should always demonstrate full ACCEPTANCE of other people’s fate. Even when it comes to face their departure.
directed by Valerio Zurlini (1972) – Qualities of school teachers should be very similar to those of philosophy masters: INTEGRITY, RESPECT, RIGHTEOUSNESS and EQUILIBRIUM. Furthermore, teachers (and masters) should never engage in sentimental relationships with pupils.
directed by F. Gary Gray (2009) – The Justice System is a complex machine which not always matches principles of RIGHTEOUSNESS. How far could a good citizen go in order to re-affirm universal principles over man’s law? Perhaps it is useful to remember that Sokrates himseld accepted to swallow the venom of his capital execution. Although his sentence was clearly unfair he thought that living in society requires everybody to abide by the law. Always.
directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2001) – The <care of self> cannot exist without the <care of the others>. We cannot imagine someone who diligently works on his soul but has no interest whatsoever in the other people. At the same time, one can only love himself if he is first of all able to love the others. The <CARE> is an attitude and a state of mind whose basis are COHERENCE and RESPECT.
directed by Luc Besson (1994) – Meetings between adults and children might sometimes result in profoundly (and revelatory) philosophical exercises. The child finds a GUIDANCE (for good or bad) and the adult tests his ACCEPTANCE of his child/childish sides.
directed by Mathieu Kassovitz (2000) – PERSEVERANCE and SHARPNESS are critical in any difficult investigation. Yet these qualities apply not only in criminal inquiries but in any SOUL-SEARCHING as well. And soul-searching is the first stage of the <care of self>.
directed by Ang Lee (2012) – There is an interstitial margin between what we call “animal” and what we call “human”. See <The animal that therefore I am (more to follow)>, published in French as <L’Animal que donc je suis> (2006). It is the transcription of a ten-hour seminar of 1997 by the philosopher Jacques Derrida. Here it suffices to say that HOLISM is the acknowledgment of the unity of all creatures.
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