21 Jun 2018

An evening dedicated to Philosophy and Film

On Tuesday June 19, CYA hosted a speech by one of the most penetrating and creative philosophers of our time, Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor University of Chicago, Robert B. Pippin.

Professor Pippin’s lecture on “The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness” was a bold and brilliant exploration of this Hitchockian masterpiece from a philosophical point of view.

It was introduced by the President of College Year in Athens/DIKEMES, Alexis Phylactopoulos, who emphasized the merit of the speaker and his work.

The lecture focused on the philosophical implications of unknowingness in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and its relevance for understanding late modern societies. Professor Pippin showed several scenes from the film, engaging the audience with his ideas and analysis. This became particularly obvious during the very lively Q&A session that followed.

Next, the discussion moved to an idyllic setting; the CYA terrace offering sunset views to the Kallimarmaro stadium and the Acropolis. From this vantage point CYA faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests enjoyed a glass of wine and one of the best views of Athens.

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