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Dorn, Fran

Overview
Works: 235 works in 386 publications in 1 language and 2,253 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Introductions  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Short films  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Host, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN59, 190
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fran Dorn
Literary visions( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores literary works by a broad spectrum of writers through dramatizations, readings and interviews with authors
The examined life : introduction to philosophy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers in-depth analysis of the wisdom of the western world. Studies the "great questions" that have intrigued philosophers from antiquity to the present. Using writings of past philosophers and interviews with more than 50 contemporary thinkers, these episodes underscore how these classic questions still reverberate in society today. -- From container
Is Morality Relative?( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses whether all morality is culturally determined, or whether some moral values are valid for all cultures. Explores the claims of relativism and the issue of child labor from a relativist point of view
The brain and early childhood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tape 1 explains the recent research about how the brain works and factors that influence its growth and development. Tape 2 examines the importance of providing a continuum of developmentally appropriate educational experiences for young children, with a focus on play as a brain-compatible teaching and learning tool
Does Science Give Us Truth?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the correspondence theory, the coherence theory, and the pragmatist theory of truth. Looks at how conflicts between these theories have carried over into realist vs. anti-realist views of science, including the Einstein-Bohr debate about quantum mechanics
Can we know God through experience?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers whether certain mystical experiences are indications of the existence of a Divine Being, and what kind of evidence is necessary for religious belief
The equal rights amendment : unfinished business for the Constitution( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the 75-year struggle to add the ERA to the U.S. Constitution. After Amendment 19 gave women the right to vote in 1920, suffragist leader Alice Paul wrote the ERA in 1923 as the next step toward women's equality. Congress passed the ERA in 1972 and it was ratified by 35 of the necessary 38 states, but political opposition stopped ratification before the 1982 deadline. Portrays the ERA as a legacy from the equality fighters of the past: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul and her National Woman's Party colleagues, and others
Does all knowledge depend on experience? by John Allman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the 17th and 18th century empiricism of John Locke, George Berkeley, and David Hume, and the 20th century empiricism and naturalism of W.V.O. Quine, who is interviewed
How does science add to knowledge?( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the classic Baconian or naive inductivist view that grew out of the Scientific Revolution and the challenges posed by Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn. Includes consideration of Kuhn's views about the role that paradigm theories play in scientific revolutions and commentary by contemporary philosophers, including W.V.O. Quine and Stephen Toulmin
Is time real?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses whether time is something measured only by clocks and calendars or exists as a separate entity in its own right. Explores the theories of time presented by Aristotle, Augustine, and Kant and contrasts Newton's theories of time with Einstein's theory of relativity. Includes commentary by contemporary philosophers
Artful resonance ; theme in poetry. Image of reality ; the elements of drama( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 17. Dramatization of John Donne's poem "The Sun Rising" and Amy Lowell's "Patterns" depict examples of theme. Part 18 dramatizes scenes from Oedipus Rex and other plays depicting origins, structure and purposes of drama
What Is Real? by John Allman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the conflict between Thomas Hobbes' materialism and George Berkeley's idealism. Also examines the 20th century conflict between the proponents of realism, who believe in an independent, external reality, and the anti-realists, who believe we construct our own reality. Features commentary by contemporary philosophers, including John Searle, Hilary Putnam, and Richard Rorty
Perspectives on illusion : setting and staging in drama. Speech and silence : the language of drama( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with set designer Chris Barecca, and a documentary overview of types of theatres demonstrate the intertwining of text and technique in dramatic setting
What Is The Meaning Of Life?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluates how the meaning and purpose of life have been viewed in light of religion, culture, and history, as well as from an individual existential perspective. Features the views of Hegel, Kirkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir
Playing the part : characters and actors in drama. Patterns of action : plot and conflict in drama( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st program reveals the development of dramatic character through several interpretations of a single scene from "Hamlet". The 2nd program examines the classical plot structure in "Oedipus Rex" and conflict and plot in contemporary American theater
What justifies the state?( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the notion of state as viewed by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, David Hume, John Rawls and Georg Hegel. Social contract theory, communitarianism and liberalism are discussed with a view to identifying the essential values citizens owe each other
The sacred words : the elements of poetry. A sense of place : setting and character in poetry( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st program discusses the role of poetry. Interview with James Dickey includes his reading of two of his poems. The 2nd program discusses how historical settings of three poems convey much about the characters and ideas. Includes an interview with Maxine Kumin and how New England landscapes echo the themes of her poetry
The vision quest : myth and symbolism in drama. A Frame for meaning : theme in drama( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st program focuses on Eskimo myths and Greek tragedies, demonstrating the enduring power of myth in drama. The 2nd program discusses the themes and structure of plays of David H. Hwang and thematic interpretation of one act of "Hamlet."
How Do We Encounter The World? Do We Have Free Will?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces phenomenology and examines the views of Husserl, Heidegger, and others in which reality is a phenomenon related to consciousness. Includes commentary by contemporary philosophers, including Paul Ricoeur
Suggested meanings : symbolism and allegory in short fiction. The sum of its parts : theme in short fiction( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1st program dramatizes D.H. Lawrence's "The horse dealer's daughter" to illustrate symbolism in short fiction. Also includes an interview with Native American writer N. Scott Momaday. The 2nd program dramatizes Alice Walker's story "Everyday use", in order to illustrate the idea of multiple themes
 
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Alternative Names
Dorn, Franchelle Stewart

Languages
English (66)