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Tranquilo Producciones

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Works: 120 works in 381 publications in 2 languages and 6,252 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs 
Classifications: PN1997, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Tranquilo Producciones
Philosophy of religion( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores religious epistemology, the metaphysics of religion, and theodicy. With commentary by Alvin Plantinga, Merold Westphal, Dean Zimmerman, and Richard Sorabji and readings from Aquinas, Maimonides, and others
Zora Neale Hurston : heart with room for every joy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer of novels, short stories, folktales, plays, and essays, Zora Neale Hurston combined a hunger for research and a desire to penetrate the deepest of popular beliefs with a exquisite narrative talent. This biography of Hurston--a compelling story of a free spirit who achieved national prominence yet died in obscurity--examines the rich legacy of her writings, which include Mules and Men, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tell My Horse, and Dust Tracks on a Road. The program demonstrates that Hurston truly had, as it said in her high school yearbook, "A heart with room for every joy."
Modern philosophy( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 16th century, a new breed of thinker arose, equal parts philosopher and scientist, that threw off the received wisdom of the past and started afresh. In this program, Paul Guyer, of the University of Pennsylvania; Rutgers University's Colin McGinn; and Princeton University's Kwame Anthony Appiah and Daniel Garber address the major philosophical currents of that era-and the explosive controversies surrounding them. Bacon's Novum Organum, Descartes's "Discourse on the Method," Hobbes' Leviathan, Spinoza's Ethics, and other germane works are cited
Aesthetics : philosophy of the arts( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program examines Western philosophy's engagement with visual and performing arts. The ideas of key figures in the shaping and understanding of aesthetics- Plato, Joseph Addison, Francis Hutcheson, Lord Shaftesbury, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Morris Weitz, and Dewey, as well as Leon Battista Alberti, Stendhal, Schiller, and Tolstoy- are presented, and pivotal writings, including Aristotle's Poetics, are addressed. Columbia University's Arthur Danto and Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas offer keen insights into the interactions between artist, artwork, and audience as they have evolved over the centuries"--Container
Ethics : Who Decides Now What Is Right?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harvard University's Frances Kamm, Rutgers University's Larry Temkin, and Richard Sorabji, emeritus professor of philosophy at King's College, London, describe the three major categories of ethics: metaethics, applied ethics, and normative ethics. Also included are virtue theory, divine command theory, utilitarian theory, and duty theory. Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, and Kant's Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals are considered along with the contributions of Epicurus, Hume, Bentham, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Max Weber, G.E. Moore, and John Rawls."
The Latin American boom( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1960s, with avant-garde movements firmly entrenched in the cultural landscape, there emerged a new and distinctive accent to Latin American literature. This program surveys the artistic phenomenon, manifested most notably in magical realism, that came to be known as the Latin American Boom. Viewers are guided through the work of Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, Juan Rulfo, and several others
Classical Greek philosophy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program addresses core topics in ancient philosophy such as freedom and fate, permanence and change, happiness, the nature of the cosmos, and the immortality of the soul. Concepts are presented as articulated by key figures including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and the Milesian and Eleatic philosophers -- in combination with quotations drawn from Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Physics, and other influential sources -- make this program an excellent tool for building a solid understanding of Western philosophy
Adam Smith : the wealth of nations( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1776, Adam Smith published 'The Wealth of Nations', a treatise that would forever change our understanding of how work, value, and money are interrelated. This program details Smith's life and traces the impact of his work as Europe began the arduous transition from mercantilism to the laissez-faire philosophy of the Physiocrats. 'The Wealth of Nations' would inspire and facilitate the rise of liberalism, upon which the capitalist economies of subsequent centuries would be built. After Smith, labor was seen as the source of a country's wealth, not its stores of gold or silver
21st century trends in Latin American literature( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Complacency has never been a hallmark of Latin American literature. As the 21st century dawned, many young writers - and even some have fueled the Latin American Boom - grew disenchanted with the status quo. This program profiles the careers and the potential of authors at the forefront of the region's emerging narrative trends. The influence of the Crack Movement and the McOndo Group is addressed."--Case
Flannery O'Connor( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a biographical sketch of O'Connor and examines the absurdity of the human condition and incendiary social issues. Readings from "Wise Blood," "The Displaced Person," "The River," "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," and "Revelation" are included
Ben Jonson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program examines how Jonson's poetry, masques, and plays brought a level of humor, intellect, and formal discipline to English letters that had rarely been seen before. Excerpts from The Alchemist; Every Man in His Humor; Volpone, or the Fox; and Jonson's poetry are included"
Introduction to Spanish literature( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterized by expressions of individuality, popularismo, criticism, stoicism, humor, piety, and dignity, the literature of Spain spans ten centuries, includes some of history's most significant writers, and contains landmark works of every major literary genre. This program provides an overview of Iberian history as it relates to Spanish literature. The formation of regional tongues and their importance in the cultural life of Spain are discussed, with an emphasis on the three languages that, apart from Castilian, are most in evidence today: Catalan, Gallego, and Basque, or Euskera. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Rosalía de Castro's "Cantares Gallegos," Miguel de Unamuno's "Alma Vasca," Salvador Espriu's "La Piel de Toro," and Eduardo Pondal's "Yo Nací en la Pequeña Ponteceso."
The avant-garde of the 1920s( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War I, Latin American writing turned away from experimental poetry and literature. This film studies the "criticism of Modernismo within Modernismo" in which language reached back to a simpler framework. The accomplishments of several poets and authors of the period are examined, including Enrique González Martínez, Julio Herrera y Reissig, María Eugenia Vaz, Leopoldo Lugones, Delmira Agustini, Ramón López Velarde, and César Vallejo
Emily Dickinson : a Concise Biography( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending daguerreotypes, paintings, manuscripts, excerpts from Dickinson's letters, and readings from nearly a dozen of her poems, this program presents the biography of one of America's most unique and influential voices in poetry
La generación del '98( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dissatisfaction with Spain's immediate past and an awareness of the need for a rebirth of spirit and letters were the major points of unity among the disparate group of writers known as the Generation of '98. They also enjoyed a shared love of old towns and the countryside and early poets such as Berceo and Juan Ruiz. This program seeks to understand the icons of that Generation through dramatic readings from Antonio Machado's El Mañana Efímero and Campos de Castilla, Miguel de Unamuno's La Soledad de la Hispaña Castellana and El Sepulcro de Don Quijote, Pia Baroja's El Árbol de la Ciencia, José "Azorń" Martínez Ruiz's Castilla, and other works
Pedro Calderon de la Barca( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish code of honor and the mystery of holy rituals are at the forefront of Pedro Calderón de la Barca's poetic dramas. This program surveys Calderón's achievements in the secular and religious theater of 17th-century Spain, highlighting his renown as an innovator. Recounting his family background and the influence of Lope de Vega on his choice of themes and subject matter, the video illustrates the importance of the auto sacramental in Calderón's oeuvre and the complexity of the honor tragedies and comedies he perfected. Additional material on his military and priesthood service complete this biography of the man who came to be known as Spain's Shakespeare"--Videodisc container
Spanish writers in exile( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the time after the Spanish Civil War when the defeated Republicans had only two options: to stay in Spain and accept the rule of Franco's authoritarian regime or to leave their homeland and go into exile. Discusses the lives and works of Spain's dispossessed literary elite
Walt Whitman : a Concise Biography by Thomas Eakins( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents a unique literary biography, tracing Whitman's childhood, various careers, and the evolution of the masterpiece that proved his lifelong work, "Leaves of Grass." A collage of photos, paintings, and manuscripts illustrates the life of this journalist, carpenter, nurse, and one of the greatest poets in English. Also readings of excerpts from letters between Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and selections such as "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Native Moments."
Narrating modernity : writers of the mid-20th century( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mid-20th century changed the face of Latin American life and art. This program demonstrates how the rise of military dictatorships forced a reassessment of issues that had been problematic since Latin American countries gained their independence. These dilemmas energized the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Roberto Arit, César Vallejo, Alejo Carpentier, Silvina Ocampo, and Juan Carlos Onetti. The significance of the Río de la Plata region and Ángel Rama's concept of narrative transculturation also inform the discussion
Political philosophy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who should lead the world's only superpower? When is it acceptable to topple another country's leader? Are personal freedom and national security mutually incompatible? The answers to urgent political questions such as these are informed by 23 centuries of discourse that started with The Republic. This program focuses successively on the pivotal ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx, Mill, John Rawls, and Robert Nozick to elucidate the thinking that underpins the West's conceptions of good and bad government
 
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