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The Philosophy of Representation and Representation in Philosophy: PCU Screens Tangerine (2015)
Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Philosophy Course Union to watch and discuss Tangerine (2015). Being a critically acclaimed film following and starring two Black trans women, we will discuss the film and its reception as it relates to the philosophy of representation, and representation in philosophy.
Representation is undoubtedly important; from Hegel to hooks, the necessity of recognizing oneself in the other is a familiar idea in philosophical discourse. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about representation? How ought we to distinguish between desirable and undesirable representation? Is hyper-visibility the same as representation? Have philosophical discussions of recognition sufficiently extended to critique the lack of representation within academic philosophy itself? Join us to consider these questions and more!
The screening will take place in the Robarts Library Media Commons, Screening Room #1, on the third floor of the library. The building is wheelchair accessible and has a single user washroom on the first floor. There will be a content warning before the screening for the film’s depiction of transphobia.