Why You Should Spend ANOTHER Week Watching Movies

Posted by Patrick Henry College on 5/31/17 9:30 AM

Why you should spend another week watching movies - philosophy - patrick henry college phc

Last week we told you that movies can be a big tool for history learning, but did you know that movies can help you learn philosophy? If you think studying philosophy sounds boring, you're in for a surprise! With our new Filmosophy teen summer camp, you can learn about philosophy and have a blast while watching and discussing exciting films.

We’ve got five great reasons for you to study philosophy with us this summer:


1. Study philosophical worldviews by watching movies

You may think we’re joking– but we’re not! If you look hard enough, you will find different worldviews and philosophical ideas can in plenty of movies such as Les Miserables or The Matrix.  Watching a movie after a brief introduction about a particular worldview will help you visualize that worldview.

2. Learn from a great professor

When studying philosophy, it’s very helpful to learn from a professor who intimately understands different philosophical views - and is good at explaining nuances! Dr. Roberts, PHC’s philosophy professor, has extensive knowledge regarding different worldviews and philosophies, and he can’t wait to share them with you.

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3. Find more teens to study with you

Studying philosophy is a lot more fun when you do it with friends. Not only will you bond over the common experience, but you will get input and ideas from your peers that you wouldn't have thought of yourself.  

4. Discuss what you’ve learned

After you’re done watching the movie, talk about it! How did the movie show the philosophy you discussed? Did everything in the movie relate to that worldview? Was there anything contradictory? Having a guided discussion of the movie will solidify what you’ve learned and expand your critical thinking skills.

5. Do it at a fun summer camp

Sure, watching movies to study philosophy is fun, it is ten times more memorable and amazing at a summer camp. In addition to learning philosophy, you’ll be interacting with other campers from all over the country, playing fun games, and growing in your faith.


So, what do you say? Do you want to study philosophy in a brand new way? Consider our Filmosophy camp! For more information, check out our camp description and sign up today.

Filmosophy camp is taught by Dr. Roberts from July 9 - July 15.

Register Now!


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