Monday, March 17, 2014

Philosophical Film: "Project Nim"

Tuesday, March 18th @ 7PM @ the Campus Theatre ($2 admission)
413 Market Street Lewisburg, PA

The Philosophy Department is proud to sponsor the screening of this fantastic documentary about a chimpanzee (Nim) raised in a human family in New York City. "Project Nim" is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal that science tried to make human; it won the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Professor Gary Steiner, John Howard Harris Chair in Philosophy and an expert on moral considerations involving animals, will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion of it. Note as well that Professor Steiner will be our guest for the next Philosophy Lunch Chat on Thursday the 20th (at noon) concerning the moral status of animals (for more information, see this post). We hope that you can join us for what promise to be very interesting discussions!