Trust in Stranger Things Season One

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Four young friends face a world of supernatural horrors in a small, idyllic American community. The lives of loved ones are suddenly at stake, and as the dangers unfold, friendships and family relationships are pitted against personal interests and powerful dark forces. To complicate matters, the appearances of many of the characters—such as the scientist, the sheriff, the cool boyfriend, and the hysterical mom—do not reflect their true natures. How will the friends respond? Will they trust the adults? Will they trust each other? Who is lying, and who is telling the truth? Throughout the eight episodes, issues of trust, loyalty, and selfishness are consistently in view. We will discuss the various choices that the characters make, who they trust, and why. If you loved Stranger Things, join us for an examination of trust and loyalty in the face of adversity.

Young Philosophers is an online discussion for high-school-aged students. Join us for “Trust in Stranger Things Season One” on Thursday, January 26, from 4-6 p.m. Pacific time. The discussion will be led by Gutenberg tutor Chris Swanson. Participants should watch the first season of Stranger Things prior to class.

Attendee Requirements: High-school age
Maximum Attendees: 12

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Chris Swanson

Chris Swanson is the president of Gutenberg College where he has been a tutor since the college opened its doors in 1994. He has a B.S. in physics and math and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics. He has also done post-doctoral research at the University of Oregon and taught at Westmont College in California.