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Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning

PN4181 .Z374 2001 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason

Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason

BL48 .B54 2006 DVD
7 (57 minute) programs
Bill Moyers is joined by some of the world's most provocative writers and thinkers to explore the jagged, mysterious region between rationality and belief. Part 1, Salman Rushdie; part 2, Mary Gordon and Colin McGinn; part 3, Jeanette Winterson and Will Power; part 4, Anne Provoost and David Grossman; part 5, Richard Rodriquez and John Houghton; part 6, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis; part 7, Pema Chodron.

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Consciousness and its Implications

BF311 .R635 2007 DVD
12 (30 minute) lectures
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Derrida

Derrida

B2430 .D484 D477 2003 DVD
85 minutes; released 2002.
A documentary about French philosopher and author of deconstructionism Jacques Derrida. Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman.

Knight for Truth

Dietrich von Hildebrand, a Knight for Truth

BX2350.3 .D54 2008 DVD
19 (30 minute) programs
Alice von Hildebrand and Thomas Howard discuss the book Transformation in Christ, the greatest work of 20th century philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand.

Eastern Philosophy

Eastern Philosophy

B123 .E37 2006 DVD
3 (50 minute) episodes; released 2002.
A brief introduction to various eastern philosophies: Confucianism, Shinto, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam. Narrated by Trevor Nichols. Directed by Trevor Green.

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Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

PS217 .T7 N534 2006 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.

Ethics in the Workplace

Ethics in the Workplace

HF5387 .J82 2004 DVD
30 minutes
Bill Moyers interviews Joanne Ciulla about the role of ethics in the world of business and the meaning of work in North American culture.

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European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century

CB204 .K73 2001 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century

CB205 .K73 2002 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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The Examined Life

The Examined Life

BD21 .E93 2004 DVD
13 (60 minute) programs; released 1998.
This series offers in-depth analysis of western philosophy from antiquity to the present. Using writings of past philosophers and interviews with more than fifty contemporary thinkers, these episodes underscore how classic questions still reverberate today. Correlated with the book by Manuel Velasquez.

Facing Evil

Facing Evil

BJ1401 .F33 2005 DVD
90 minutes
Bill Moyers interviews a panel about their personal confrontations with the force of evil and the discovery that exploring evil leads to revelations about goodness.

Freedom and Authority

Freedom and Authority

BX2350.3 .F744 2006 DVD
approx. 390 minutes
Father Thomas Dubay discusses how the ideas of authority and freedom, which many assume to be in conflict, in fact fit together beautifully.

The Good Code: The Natural Law

K447 .T45 G663 2006 DVD
approx. 390 minutes.
Using Aquinas's proofs of God's existence, Dr. Charles Rice shows how humans can, apart from any reference to God or religion, discern right from wrong. But these evidential laws of right and wrong, says Dr. Rice, fit remarkably well with Christianity, which leads Dr. Rice into his discussion on faith and reason and ultimately to the Church, whose teachings alone can show mankind the path to salvation.

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Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition

B72 .G743 2000 DVD
84 (30 minute) lectures
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Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism

BF621 .N534 2008 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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The History of Freedom

JC585 .F43 2001 DVD
36 (30 minute) lectures
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How Art Made the World

How Art Made the World

N5300 .H69 2006 DVD
290 minutes; 5 episodes
A series about how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day.

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An Introduction to Greek Philosophy

B108 .R66 2002 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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Introduction to the Study of Religion

BL41 .J664 2007 DVD
12 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

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The Moral Implications of Scientific Advances

The Moral Implications of Scientific Advances

R724 .M66 2004 DVD
53 minutes
Bill Moyers interviews Leon R. Kass, a physician and philosopher who believes that scientific discoveries have raised questions which scientific reasoning can't answer.

The More You Watch, the Less you Know: A Talk by Danny Schechter

P90 .M637 2000 DVD
64 minutes; released 2000.
Danny Schechter recounts with humor and style the ins-and-outs of mainstream media organization, culture, and practice, and then discusses possibilities for organizing from within mainstream media.

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Natural Law and Human Nature

K460 .K68 2002 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

B819 .S55 2000 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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The Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

B105 .E46 S256 2006 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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Peter Singer, A Dangerous Mind

B5704 .S554 S55 2004 DVD
56 minutes
A dcoumentary about philosopher Peter Singer and his controversial views on euthanasia, abortion, and infanticide.

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Philosophy and Religion in the West

B56 .C36 1999 DVD
32 (30 minute) lectures
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Philosophy as a Guide to Living

B805 .E753 2006 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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Philosophy of Religion

BL51 .H35 2003 DVD
36 (30 minute) lectures
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Philosophy of Science

Q125 .K3 2006 DVD
36 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.

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Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life

BD431 .A53 2009 DVD
36 (30 minute) lectures
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Plato's Republic

PA4279 .R4 2005 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

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Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists

B111 .J64 2002 DVD
12 (30 minute) lectures
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The Psychology of Lying

The Psychology of Lying

JA79 .S57 2006 DVD
30 minutes
Bill Moyers interviews philosopher Sissela Bok about the psychology of lying, the consequences of deception, and the perils of keeping secrets.

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Questions of Value

BJ37 .G756 2005 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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Reason and Faith

B721 .R437 2007 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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The Rights of Man: Great Thinkers and Great Movements

JC571 .R544 2008 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
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Western Philosophy

Western Philosophy

B72 .W4825 2006 DVD
3 (50 minute) epidsodes; released 2002.
The highlights of western philosophy: the ancient Greeks, the Middle Ages, the age of reason, the British Empiricists, and the twentieth century. Narrated by Trevor Nichols. Directed by Trevor Green.

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Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

B3317 .S656 1999 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Your Mythic Journey

Your Mythic Journey

BF697.5 .S43 K44 2005 DVD
57 minutes
Bill Moyers talks with Sam Keen about the importance of "personal storytelling" - a way of looking back at life to make sense of where you are today.

Žižek!

B4870 .Z594 Z58 2006 DVD
71 minutes; released 2005.
A documentary about the eccentric Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek as he travels around the world lecturing.
English and Slovene dialogue; English subtitles.