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What is the nature of reality? Are we meant to live life through our own means or is there a all- knowing deity looking down at us and controlling what we do? Many of these questions are pondered by most of the human race. However, philosophy, the love of wisdom, is a field dedicated to pondering these unanswerable questions. The field of philosophy can be excruciatingly honest and challenging for individuals both intellectually and personally. That being said, philosophy can be applied onto any media and can be understood thoroughly. The purpose of philosophy in film is not just to study the philosophy within the film or watch it on the screen but to actually ponder it, and to have this translate to a positive change in people’s lives. Who is She? When philosophy is done properly, no topic is off-limits and nothing is “safe” from scrutiny. This includes an individual’s most closely held beliefs and presumptions concerning religion, morality, values, government, or knowledge itself. For example, in the film
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