Film & Discussie avond PhD Council

Film & Discussie avond PhD Council

Making choices in a complex world – philosophical movie event, brought to you by the OZSW PhD Council!


“Before, he was unable to make a choice, because he didn't know what would happen. Now that he knows what will happen, he is unable to make a choice.” (Nemo Nobody)


What does it mean to choose? To what extent does this depend on our ability to predict the future? And how do we decide what is the ‘right’ choice? What kind of life should we be aiming for?


These are the questions 9 year old Nemo Nobody struggles with in the movie Mr.Nobody (2009), as he is forced to make a choice which will affect his entire life. In this movie, director Jaco van Dormael has managed to weave together complex philosophical issues and interesting storylines with humor, wit, and incredible visuals. We follow Nemo through all possible lives he could have from that one moment as a young boy onward. He gets married, has kids, doesn’t have kids, he dies, and he lives. As all possible paths unfold themselves, we are left to wonder how realistic our idea of 'choice' really is.


The OZSW PhD Council invites everyone to join us for this screening of Mr.Nobody, which will be combined with presentations on various philosophical topics pertaining to the notions of choice, chance, and the good life. Speakers for this event will be announced soon.


When:   June 21st, 12:30 to 18:00 (movie between 13:00 and 15:30)

Where:  the LUX movie theater in Nijmegen

Who:     Everyone is welcome!

What:    Mr. Nobody (2009) & presentations


Costs:    €5 for members, and €10 for non-members. Drinks included.

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