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Lavine, T. Z.

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Works: 82 works in 244 publications in 1 language and 1,270 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Other, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B72, 109
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From Socrates to Sartre : the philosophic quest by T. Z Lavine ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents a readable introduction to the lives and times of the great philosophers. It takes us from the inception of Western society Plato's Athens to when the power of Marxism had captured one third of the world. Lavine discusses Western philosophers in terms of the historical and intellectual environment which influenced them, and connects their lasting ideas to the public and private choices we face in America today. The book formed the basis for the PBS television series of the same name.--From publisher description
History and anti-history in philosophy by T. Z Lavine ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Socrates to Sartre ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Thelma Z. Lavine presents thirty lectures dealing with philosophies of the western world throughout history. The discussions are centered around the contributions of Plato, Descartes, Hume, Hegel, Marx, and Sartre
The Conflict of classes by T. Z Lavine ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine discusses Marx's theory of historical materialism. Program includes Marx's concepts of the economic foundations of society, ideology, and the dialectic of historical change, and his views on the historical development of economic relations between the classes
Shadow and substance ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine briefly outlines Plato's political philosophy. She then discusses how it was developed by exploring his theory of knowledge and his metaphysics. She concludes by summing up his political philosophy as the absolute rule by the well bred few who have the best knowledge
The young Hegelian Alienated man ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21. Lavine presents a biographical sketch of Karl Marx, and discusses the Young Hegelians and Marx's role in that organization. 22. Lavine discusses Marx's philosophy of man's economic alienation as presented at the Paris Manuscripts of 1844 and The German ideology. Program concludes with a brief biographical sketch of Friedrich Engels, Marx's collaborator
Alienated man ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine discusses Marx's philosophy of man's economic alienation as presented in the Paris Manuscripts of 1844 and The German ideology. Program concludes with a brief biographical sketch of Friedrich Engels, Marx's collaborator
The three-part man ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine discusses Plato's philosophy of moral behavior. Presentation includes views of morality by Plato's contemporaries, Plato's tripartite theory of the self, and a comparison of this theory with Freud's concept of the id, ego and superego. political system
Existence is absurd ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducing the life and work of Jean-Paul Sartre, Dr. Thelma Z. Lavine presents the major themes of existentialism, and traces the development of 20th century existentialism back to Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. She clarifies the fundamental existential premise; addresses the rejection of essentialism, explaining that existence precedes essence; and illuminates the nature of social existentialism
Virtue is knowledge ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program covers Socrates' era from Athen's Golden Age to the defeat of democratic Athens by authoritarian Sparta in the Peloponnesian War. The program focusses on the Socratic Philosophy, the trial and death of Socrates (399 B.C.), Plato and the counter-revolutionary politics of defeated Athens
The world to come ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first part of the program, Lavine discusses the Communist Manifesto which critiques capitalism and calls for the inevitability of the proletarian revolution. In the second part, Lavine examines Das Kapital which defines Marx's theories of labor value, surplus and exploitation, and details the stages of communism
Opinion versus knowledge ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is true knowledge and how is it reached? Discusses Plato's theories of knowledge and ideas
Reason slave of the passions ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This programme is on self, God and ethics, with the denial of the idea of continuous identical self a main part of Hume's philosophy. Hume was criticised for inconsistencies in his denial of existence of self and of the validity of causal laws; for his atmostic sensations; for the passivity of mind; and for the narrowness of his empirical psychology
Doubting to believe ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine discusses Descartes' philosophical search for the truth. Concepts covered in this program include reason, intuition, deduction, method of doubt, methodological skepticism and Descartes' proof of his existence. Discusses the background and critiques of "Cogito ergo sum" (I think therefore I am)
Proof God exists ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine describes Descartes' philosophical approach toward proving the existence of God. Concepts discussed include solipsism, innate, factitious and adventitious ideas, cause and effect, Descartes' ontological proof of God, and the Cartesian circle
The Ideal State ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine discusses Plato's vision of the ideal political system. Program includes Plato's conceptions of the good life, virtue, the tripartite state, selection and training of leaders, the philosopher-king, and the absolutist political system
Body & soul ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine discusses Cartesian dualism and Descartes' attempt to separate the world of ideas and senses from the world of science. Concepts discussed include psychophysical dualism, free will and determinism, existence of soul without body, the Cartesian compromise and the interaction of soul and body
Marx III class conflict. Withering away of the state ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a series of thirty lectures given by Dr. Thelma Z. Lavine dealing with philosophies of the western world throughout history. This tape centers around the contributions of Karl Marx
Reality is truth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hegel offers a new view of philosophies: different philosophical systems should be seen as elements in an "organic unity"; each is necessary in the life of the whole. Philosophy is an organic totality developing historically. This is the model for Hegel's theory of reality, his metaphysics. Hegel uses the dialectical method to unify into one single systematic philosophy the totality of all truths, of the Absolute
In search ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine begins the program by discussing Sartre's conversion to Marxism, and ultimately to anarchism. She then examines and compares phenomenology and existentialism with the linguistic philosophy of Wittgenstein and analytic philosophy. The program concludes with questions as to the future direction of 20th century philosophy
 
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Alternative Names
Lavine, T. Z.
Lavine, Thelma Z.
ラビン, T. Z
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English (127)
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