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Concepts Of Time and Perception in Watchmen Explained [Video]

Phenomenology of ‘Watchmen’ from sean mattio on Vimeo.

In psychology, phenomenology is a study concerned with consciousness, experience, and the communication of experiences.  “Is what I call red the same color as what you call red?” is a phenomenological question.

And so we give you, phenomenology in Watchmen, a short video explaining the different ways in which characters in the novel experience reality and how they describe that experience.  Yeah, this video is about some pretty high concepts and is probably really better suited to being a power point presentation.  But we promise that it’s worth it.

Or maybe we’re just philosophy/writing nerds.

Needless to say, there are Watchmen spoilers in it.

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