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Philosophical Issues in Avatar

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Philosophy Club Discussion

Philosophical Issues in Avatar

The School of Avatar

Thursday, January 21, 2010
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Bradley House

What philosophical Issues are raised by Avatar?

How are we affected by the form of our embodiment?
What would be the implications of the ability to share our thoughts directly through a ponytail link?
What type of immortality would be achieved by a tree that could store memories?
What kind of religion is the spirituality of Pandora? Are the recent charges of pantheism well founded?
What makes us what we are: the character of our species or of our spirit?
What are the ethical issues involved in the economic exploitation of native peoples?
And any other questions the film made you think about.

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David Banach @ January 18, 2010

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