Astra Taylor takes philosophy to the streetsby Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
A new movie called "Examined Life", screening at the Walker Art Center tonight, aims to bring philosophy, both ancient and modern, to bear on life today.
Minneapolis, Minn. — Writer-director Astra Taylor says with the challenging economic and political times we face, we need deeper thinking more than ever.
"What are our responsibilities to others?" she asked. "What is this obsession in our society with the self made individual, the autonomous individual? Are we actually more connected to each other than previously when we thought we were doing a bit better?"
So, as she told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr, she got her crew together, and went for a walk with eight major philosophers. She literally took philosophy to the streets.
- Morning Edition, 03/13/2009, 7:45 a.m.