Examined Life

Astra Taylor. 2008. Canada. vo English. 90’

Examined Life takes philosophy out of the darkened corners of academia and into the hustle and bustle of the everyday, a visual reminder that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the world around us. Examined Life interweaves fascinating “walks” with philosophers (Cornel West, Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwarne Anthony Appiah, Martha Nussbaum, Michael Hardt, Slavoj Zizek...) through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas -crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park and even a garbage dump. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates.