The film for this unit is Doubt. Please watch the film and post a reflection (aim for around 500 words) to our forum.
You can either address the open ended the film critique prompt:
A brief overview of the reading(s):What is the central philosophical issue or theme? What were the primary topics of discussion? What interesting questions were raised? What conclusions, if any, were reached?
A synopsis of the film How does the film relate to the reading(s) under consideration? How did the main philosophical points or ideas manifest in the film?
An evaluation of the philosophical success of the film Did the film adequately treat the philosophical topic? Why or why not?
OR if you would rather a guided prompt, here are a couple of specific questions you can answer:
A.Father Flynn remarks in his opening monologue, “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty. When you are lost, you are not alone.” Do you think that Anselm would agree? What about Kierkegaard? Why or why not?
B John Patrick Shanley in his Preface to the play that the film is based on writes: “You may come out of my play uncertain. You may want to be sure. Look down on that feeling.” What might the philosophers from this unit (Anselm, Pasley, Pascal, or Kierkegaard) say in response? Would they agree or disagree? Why?Secondary Posts: Please be sure to respond to two colleagues’ posts. You can note a point of agreement, a point of disagreement, or further the conversation by asking a question.