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|#13486/0450 CARL GUSTAVE JUNG (A Tribute to): Artist of the Soul|
The Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was one of the founding fathers of modern depth psychology. His most famous concept, the collective unconscious, had a deep influence not only on psychology but also on philosophy and the arts. Here, in his own words and writings, as well as with accounts of his closest relatives, we gain a personal insight into the life of the great psychoanalyst.
|#10269/0920 DARWIN'S DANGEROUS IDEA with Daniel Dennett DVD
A single great idea: The Theory of Natural Selection. With it, Charles Darwin shattered existing notions of the natural world by demonstrating how complexity could arise as a result of a blind and mechanistic sorting process, without an "intelligent designer". Now, join Daniel Dennett as he illuminates the radical nature of Darwin's Dangerous Idea. Grades 9 to A
|#10774/0635 EINSTEIN MADE RELATIVELY EASY|
Just mention the name Einstein and most people's attention span shrinks to the size of an electron. But how about Einstein one bit or bite at a time, say in 90 seconds or less? Introducing EinSteinchen, an animated techno-Einstein who has a genius for explaining physics.
|#7095/0405 EINSTEIN: Shedding Light|
This lively animated biography of Albert Einstein introduces students to one of history's most influential scientists while clearly illustrating his profound ideas. Attention is given to how Einstein reconciled conventional velocity addition with the constant speed of light and how he arrived at his special and general theories of relativity. His most famous equation, E=MC2, is derived in four simple steps, and the tapping of matter's energy through fission and fusion is addressed. Rich in content and fun to watch, this video provides a perfect platform for discussing the scientific theories that revolutionized the way we understand our world Grades 7 to A
|#10039/0635 ETHICS: What is Right? DVD|
Is it possible to know how history's greatest thinkers on the subject of ethics would have seen what are considered to be today's hot ethical issues? The philosophical examination of what is right is nothing new. Viewers get a broad introduction to this subject that is so much deeper than is generally recognized today.
|#14640/0697 FAMOUS PEOPLE, INCREDIBLE LIVES SERIES (79 Programs)|
This visually rich series offers a fascinating look at a broad cross-section of world renowned individuals. Every historic re-creation explores the most important developments of their very famous lives whether artist, businessman, composer, leader, philosopher, poet, explorer, writer, reformer, scientist or ruler. Interested viewers will enjoy the focused approach to understanding the emotional state, significant contributions, important benchmarks and major turning points in these incredible lives.
|#15943/0645 FUHRER CULT AND MEGALOMANIA|
"Astonishing... disturbing (but alas, riveting)." Examiner.com "Even the pyramids," Hitler told his protégé, architect Albert Speer, "will be dwarfed by the stone and concrete masses I plan to erect." By early in the twentieth century Nuremberg was regarded as the most anti-Semitic city in Europe. By 1929 Hitler had decided to make Nuremberg the "City of the Party Rallies" and a symbol representing the greatness of the German Empire in medieval times. Up to 1.5 million people converged on Nuremberg in the course of a party rally, which lasted eight days, forming an indispensable platform for the Nazis once a year - with a gigantic propaganda machine, brochures and books, recordings, radio and films - all brilliantly captured by Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will." * Closed Captioned * School boards and Non-Profit 50% discount
|#11095/0635 GREAT IDEAS OF PHILOSOPHY I (7 Programs) DVD
With some of the world’s foremost contemporary philosophers, this series investigates core questions in philosophy, such as: Why is there something rather than nothing? What is right action? And what do we mean when we talk about the "mind"?
|#11096/0635 GREAT IDEAS OF PHILOSOPHY II (6 Programs) DVD
Stimulating commentary by renowned philosophers whose lines of inquiry intersect the spheres of science, religion, politics, epistemology, and logic makes this series an indispensable asset for the study of philosophical principles and approaches that are closely aligned with the activities and concerns of daily life.
|#5230/0635 HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre (3 Programs) DVD
This powerful three-part series profiles the lives and critically examines the contributions of proto-existentialist Friedrich Nietzsche; then Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre. Grades 11 to A
|#6258/0635 JEAN-PAUL SARTRE: The Road to Freedom DVD
The last world famous intellectual? Sartre was a thinker whose name WAS recognized by more than just philosophy students. But now? This video takes viewers back to a different time and place, to the people and events that influenced and disgusted the great existentialist. Grades 11 to A
|#9214/0635 JOHN LOCKE|
Without a doubt, Locke’s legacy is vast: his articulation of empiricism laid the intellectual groundwork for an explosion of scientific activity that continues to this day, and his political philosophy is widely seen as the genesis of modern liberalism - an inspiration behind the American and French Revolutions and the philosophical foundation for the development of democracy in the west. Grades 11 to A
|#10186/0920 MAGIC OF CONSCIOUSNESS (The) with Daniel Dennett|
Daniel Dennett takes viewers on a fascinating journey backstage, behind the mind's curtain, to reveal the inner workings of the magic show we call consciousness - and why it evolved. Grades 9 to A
|#16149/0635 MOTHER TERESA: Saint of Darkness|
Recently published personal letters and notes reveal Mother Teresa's profound spiritual crisis and shake the image of the pious nun to its foundations. In this film, intimate confessions show the moral icon of the 20th century in a different light. The woman who achieved worldwide recognition for her life among the beggars and dying in the slums of Calcutta often felt lonely and empty inside. Learn about her life story, unsettling and provocative in equal measure.
|#15673/0697 NELSON MANDELA: One Man|
Nelson Mandela is a shining example of what one man can do to change the world. One Man navigates Mandella's life from his birth in a small village and an oppressive regime through his struggles to overcome prejudice and hate to unify a nation. Viewers will discover how Nelson Mandela's dedication resulted in his inauguration as the first black President of South Africa; his award of the Nobel Peace Prize and ultimately, his inspirational role in overthrowing the Apartheid regime.
|#9915/0635 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND - DVD|
The mysterious relationship between the mind and the body is avidly being researched by today’s cognitive scientists. This program seeks to understand the mind/matter dichotomy through the eyes of some of history’s keenest philosopher.
|#11626/0635 REALISM: The Artistic Form of the Truth|
It is a creative impulse as old as humanity itself: to depict life faithfully, accurately, in words or images. This program shows how that impulse led to Realism - a widespread artistic movement, born in the latter half of the 19th century, which rejected pretense, distortion, and sentimentality.
|#16202/0635 RISE AND FALL OF ADOLF HITLER (THE)|
This exhaustive biography covers the tumultuous career of the failed Austrian artist who nearly conquered the world: a series of events and people, a chemistry of history and current happenings, a confluence of economic, psychological, and political forces that turned a thousand minor, innocuous events into a huge and murderous whole
|#15942/0645 SMILING THROUGH THE APOCALYPSE|
Esquire magazine was a galvanizing force in American culture from the early 1960s through the early '70s. Forging its pop-cultural capital on the basis of provocative cover art, intellectual audacity and riveting articles by the preeminent and cutting edge writers of the time, the magazine captured the zeitgeist of America in the crucible of the '60s. The chief architect of this print revolution was Harold Hayes, a brilliant and tenacious editor who granted Esquire's contributors unprecedented journalistic freedom. Hayes' fearless instincts provided a haven for writers like Gore Vidal, Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Nora Ephron, William F. Buckley and Norman Mailer, and nurtured the iconoclastic talents of art director George Lois. By making it possible for writers and artists to bring novelistic techniques into reportage Hayes fostered what became known as "New Journalism".
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