directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (2013) – How sad and demanding is the terminal condition of people affected by mortal diseases! But, ultimately, we all have an expiring-date. Yet philosophy is the only mental TRAINING to get ready (as much as humanly possible) for the final moment. Moreover, the spiritual exercises performed in view of the ‘passing away’ donates, as well, more FORTITUDE and SERENITY in life.
directed by Kevin Costner (1990) – There are so many things to learn by any meeting with whoever and whatever is different from us. Wolves and other animals result extremely fascinating because they are full of DIGNITY and SELF-CONFIDENCE. All encounters between man and animal are superlative occasions for the human beings to grasp something lost long time ago.
directed by Peter Weir (1989) – Young people need an inspirational GUIDANCE. Teachers, masters and mentors should be role-model in INTEGRITY, COHERENCE and RIGHTEOUSNESS. Convincing examples and a good education might shape younger’s personalities in a decisive way.
directed by Tony Scott (2006) – It is extremely difficult to grasp the inauthenticity of time and space. Thus it is complicated to try and realize that they are mere perceptions/delusions deriving from physical senses. Nonetheless the attempt is one of the most fruitful exercises of RELATIVISM. Of course this term does not mean, in itself, that nothing is true.
directed by Philipp Stolzl (2013) – Tiresome TRAINING under the GUIDANCE of great masters is the common way to become “physician”. Nonetheless if we want to master “medicine” in a philosophical sense we need the widest perspective of HOLISM.
directed by Sidney Lumet (1975) – Good intentions and ends are not enough to account for violent, unlawful actions. We cannot get a sum of money in order to help a friend by resorting to a slaughterous bank robbery. Every choice entails a price to pay and we should pursue our goals with INTEGRITY and RIGHTEOUSNESS. Fair actions are the most appropriate way not to fall in easy-but-dangerous shortcuts.
directed by Jeremy Leven (1995) – The protagonist of this movie says “There are only four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only LOVE”. Now, the questions are philosophical and the answer is correct, particularly if “love” (<agape>) is into the perspective of HOLISM.
directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (2011) – RIGHTEOUSNESS implies the WISDOM to discern between good and evil in order not to behave in bad ways while “driving” after laudable goals. Here the protagonist chooses bad ways indeed. Therefore he reveals a lack of knowledge about the difference between what is right and what is wrong. Yet ignorance is not an excuse, either for the law and for philosophy.
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