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O'Donnell, Camila

Works: 47 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 2,284 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Interviews  Poetry  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 111.85
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Camila O'Donnell
Modern philosophy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 285 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 contemporary philosophers and academicians address the major philosophical currents of that era -- and the explosive controversies surrounding them. Bacon's Novum organum, Descartes' Discours de la methode, Hobbes' Leviathan, Spinoza's Ethica and other germane works are cited
Aesthetics : philosophy of the arts( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 233 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
Philosophy of religion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores three major areas of philosophical inquiry into religion: religious epistemology, or the exploration of the rational grounds for religious beliefs and, in particular, the existence of God; the metaphysics of religion, which inquires into the nature of God; and theodicy, which examines the philosophical implications of the presence of evil in the world. Commentary by Alvin Plantinga, of the University of Notre Dame; Fordham University's Merold Westphal; Dean Zimmerman, of Rutgers University; and Richard Sorabji, of King's College London, is featured. Readings from Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica, Moses Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed, and other essential texts are included
Ethics : Who Decides Now What Is Right?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral philosophy lies at the heart of today's most heated issues-abortion, human cloning, assisted suicide, financial conflicts of interest, and environmental stewardship. In this program, Harvard University's Frances Kamm; Rutgers University's Larry Temkin; and Richard Sorabji, honorary fellow at Wolfson College, the University of Oxford, describe the three major categories of ethics: metaethics; applied ethics; and normative ethics, including virtue theory, divine command theory, utilitarian theory, and duty theory. Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Kant's Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, and Mill's Utilitarianism are considered, along with the contributions of Epicurus, Hume, Bentham, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, John Rawls, and others
Federico García Lorca : a murder in Granada( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Initially trained as a classical pianist, Lorca became one of Spain's greatest poets and dramatists. This program weaves archival footage with dozens of photos and manuscripts to examine his work, his influences, and his friendships with other luminaries"--Container
Lope de Vega( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining beautiful location footage with original manuscripts, paintings, letters, readings, and scenes from selected performances, this program presents the life and works of Lope de Vega, the prolific playwright who single-handedly crafted a national drama for Spain."--Container
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."
Philosophy of mind( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 philosophers, including Descartes, Wittgenstein, Leibniz, Mill, Gilbert Ryle, Willard Van Orman Quine, Thomas Nagel, and John Searle. Three of today's leading lights in this intriguing branch of philosophy, Colin McGinn and Brian McLaughlin, both of Rutgers University, and NYU's Ned Block, share their views as well. Descartes's Meditations, Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, and Quine's "Mind and verbal dispositions" are consulted
Narrating modernity : writers of the mid-20th century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 85 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
Epistemology : what we can know( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program travels from Plato's cave to Gettier's papier-mache barns while addressing along the way, questions such as: What does it mean to really know something? How can one know that one knows it? And is seeing the same thing as believing? Insights from academicians, in combination with incisive excerpts from Aristotle's De anima, Descartes' Meditations on first philosophy, Locke's An essay on human understanding, Hume's A treatise of human nature and Kant's Critique of pure reason, illuminate the complexity of "Truth."
Great ideas of philosophy by Daniel N Robinson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program scrutinizes the history, development, and application of analytic philosophy through Russell's Principia mathematica and "The Philosophy of Logical Atomism," Wittgenstein's Tractatus logico-philosophicus, Willard Van Orman Quine's "Two Dogmas of Empiricism, " the Vienna Circle's manifesto, and other seminal works by Gottlob Frege, Moritz Schlick, Rudolf Carnap, J.L. Austin, and Gilbert Ryle."--Container
Classical Greek philosophy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 80 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."
Latin American boom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 73 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 Garcia Marquez, Juan Rulfo, and several others"--Container
Logic : structure of reason( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a tool for characterizing rational thought, logic cuts across many philosophical disciplines and lies at the core of mathematics and computer science. Drawing on Aristotle's Organon, Russell's Principia mathematica, and other central works, this program tracks the evolution of logic beginning with the basic syllogism. A sampling of subsequent topics includes propositional and predicated logic, Bayesian confirmation theory, Boolean logic, Frege's use of variables and quantifiers, Gödel's work with metamathematics, the Vienna Circle's logical positivism and the Turing machine
The Avant-Garde of the 1920's( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 62 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
Isabel Allende : house of spirits( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, Latin American author Isabel Allende confronts issues that trouble not only South and Central America but the planet as a whole, articulating views on immigration, religious fundamentalism, the exploitation of women and children, and the resilience of feminism
Regionalism & indigenism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The literature of Latin America has always defied homogeneity--and the first decades of the 20th century were no exception. This program studies artistic responses to "Modernismo" that accompanied a deepening appreciation of local cultural currents forming across the region--currents that, however disparate, were flowing into a shared identity. The forces that paved the way for a new avant-garde ... are analyzed. The concept of 'novelas de la tierra' or 'novels of the land' is addressed, as are the writings of Alcides Arguedas, Horacio Quiroga, José Eustasio Rivera, Rómulo Gallegos, Martín Luis Guzmán, Gregorio López Fuentes, Rafael Muñoz, Nelly Campobello, and numerous others."--Films for the Humanities & Sciences website
Metaphysics : what there is( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idealism and materialism ... realism, nominalism, and conceptualism ... the noumenal and the phenomenal ... logical positivism, emergentism, and modal realism. Systematic thought about the nature of reality is the very foundation of philosophical reasoning. This program discusses the nature of metaphysics and its history, referencing the works and theories of Aristotle, George Berkeley, Plato, Peter Abelard, William of Ockham, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Rudolph Carnap, George Lewis, John Stuart Mill, Wilfred Sellars, Gottfried Leibniz, and David K. Lewis
Modernismo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 19th century brought tumultuous political change to Central and South America. This program shows how the cultural crucible of the region fused and realigned aesthetic movements considered sacrosanct in Europe--specifically, Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. In an eclectic matching game that became typical of Latin American literature, Realist and historical novels existed cheek-and-jowl with Romantic poetry, Romantic novels competed with the anecdotes of Ricardo Palma, and newspaper serials vied for attention with costumbrismo--a genre that depicted everyday manners and customs. Jicoténcal, Jorge Isaacs' Maria, and Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda's Guatimozín, Last Emperor of Mexico are among the works discussed
Politicians and revolutionaries( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Era of Revolution severed political ties between Latin America and the Old World -- but cultural independence was another matter. This program explains how the region's literature began to come into its own, relying on models and themes imported from Spain while establishing a dialogue with other literary traditions and aesthetic movements. Through the work of José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Esteban Echeverría, Bartolomé Hidalgo, Mariano Melga, José Martí, Cirilo Villaverde, and other writers, viewers will become familiar with the 'literature of independence' particular to Latin America -- one that threads together the old and the new, the alien and the indigenous, to form its own unique creations."--Films for the Humanities & Sciences website
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