How is this possible if the old guy who never spoke also never voted? Her failure to vote is akin to lowering her gun in a Mexican standoff, with one shooter being influenced to killing themselves ie the little girl. But yes, the distinction between game and life is important. I may have misunderstood but your approach actually is egoism in its finest just like your friend. What made you a Christian? Which speaks of how God, a being outside of all things, utilizes things we are capable of understanding in order to communicate. Alleyways, sculptures, doorways, glass walls, the clocktower with the asymmetrical clockface, the church with the asymmetrical cross.
Figuring these rules out cost a significant number of lives. I believe that God has created logic and a measuring line that directs all things from this moral plumb line. We are the epitome of finite-ness. Basically it posits that everything happens for a reason, that nothing is an accident. Of course, then the ending might have been somewhat cliche, but I feel like it could have kind of subverted the whole cerebral introspective message they were trying to go for but didn't quite hit. Everyone should be equal in an equal society.
That would be a fallacy, but no worse than the lie you told told to get you there in the first place. I get that the science fiction is definitely a contrivance to set up the scenario, though. The movie felt like it was saying it was a mass experiment. We are mostly anonymous, and that allows us to be at our worst when dealing with others. A cruise ship hits something and everyone is abandoning ship.
The irony as I see it is that if the human race was not so selfish and we were less selfish we would have evolved further than we have by cooperating and maybe we would be the ones experimenting on the aliens. My all time favorite movie is 12 Angry Men, and this is right up the same alley. I am not clever at all. Not one person suggested at any point that this might be a test for humanity for instance, it was just kind of assumed that the aliens were malevolent and that this was a sick game. In fact, the attractive heiress has not left her Manhattan loft apartment for almost two decades.
Of course, no one believed in his story after that and then they kill him. As the drunk Charlie is heard storming back upstairs, Abigail quickly brings Lillian into her apartment, a move that will have dramatic repercussions for her chosen life of solitude. And that Eric had been complicit no, not complicit but directly responsible! In Philosophy 101 this thought exercise has been a staple for years and years. But as the players start to figure out what is going on, the movie goes from shock, to stereotypical profiling, to then game playing. One of the other folks commenting pointed out that they could not choose their own circle, so there would have been no way for the mom to have chosen either herself or the baby at the end.
If the movie might have had either more context in the beginning or my personal recommendation less at the end, it could have been just a bit better. Egoists are a truly savage beast of a person to deal with. I appreciate the social aspect and the decision-making process, which I honestly would rather step off my own circle to save someone if possible. If they both stay silent they will both get one month in jail. Accompanying him is an old friend and possibly onetime lover , who was also his father's star pupil, played by.
The biggest maniacs egoists what ever you call it were them. Seeing as I specialize in Continental philosophy , your readings of Nietzsche are so off that you essentially managed to reach the exact opppsite conclusion of his philosophical project. So he is either a psychopath and has no remorse. This movie has the highest mortality rate of any movie I have ever seen. That could be a good lesson for those real asshole aliens. The argument becomes violent and Lillian is hit by her husband. The only reason I can think of for aliens doing it is population control.
No explanation of the alien ships and what that was about, or what happens next. I mean, the animal kingdom works on similar principles. There were a couple things I learned from the movie: 1. And while many of these viewpoints are the most simplistic of Philosophical ponderings possible… they are still pretty critical to understanding this movie completely and helping you to come to final conclusion of what may have actually happened. One of my favorite philosophy teachers in school blew my mind telling me that an infinite bookshelf with alternating red and blue books has an infinite number of red books and an infinite number of blue books.
S, sorry if I seem bold or disrespectful. If you step off your circle you will die quicker than any other rule being broken. This ending is very brave. Total speculation- Why the aliens did this is not known, but it would probably enrich the human population with the aforementioned cunning psychopaths, and significantly purge it of highly socially inept people. We as the viewer are never given any reason to care about the early victims. The silent man had the most right to live. Children, mothers, elderly are seen standing there looking at the ships.