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The Great Ideas of Philosophy

DVD - 2004 | Full screen, 2nd ed
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The "Long Debate" on the nature of truth, the scale of real values, the life one should aspire to live, the character of justice, the sources of law, and the terms of civic and political life is encompassed by the name philosophy. Three persistent themes--understood as problems--are knowledge, conduct, and governance, on which there is a storehouse of insights, some so utterly persuasive as to have shaped thought itself. Beginning with Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans, and Scholastic philosophers, through the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Romanticism to Darwin and Freud, these lectures examine the long history of the discipline in which humanity criticizes its own certainties and weighs the worthiness of its most secure beliefs.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2004]
Edition: Full screen, 2nd ed
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9781565859821
Branch Call Number: DVDN 109 G79884G 2004
Characteristics: 10 videodiscs (1800 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Great ideas of philosophy


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