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Dorn, Fran

Overview
Works: 224 works in 359 publications in 1 language and 2,650 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  History  Case studies 
Roles: Narrator, Host, Actor, Performer
Classifications: B52, 190
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fran Dorn
Literary visions ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 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 101 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
Is morality relative? ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Discusses whether all morality is culturally determined, or whether some moral values are valid for all cultures. Harman, Wong and Rachels explore the claims of relativitism. The issue of child labor is explored from a relativist point of view."--Container
The brain and early childhood ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 89 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 56 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
Does all knowledge depend on experience? by John Allman( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates how we know what we know and presents the side of the empiricists in the debate between rationalism and empiricism. 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
The equal rights amendment unfinished business for the Constitution ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 49 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
How does science add to knowledge? ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 49 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
The sacred words the elements of poetry. A sense of place : setting and character in poetry ( Visual )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of poetry for culture and the individual is suggested through visual essays, which include poetry readings as well as dramatizations. An interview with James Dickey includes his reading and analysis of his poems "The Performance" and "The Lifeguard."
Can we know God through experience? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 48 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
Artful resonance ; theme in poetry. Image of reality ; the elements of drama ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 45 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
Is time real? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 45 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
An Echo to the sense ; prosody and form in poetry. Distant voices ; myth, symbol and allusion in poetry ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
X.J. Kennedy discusses and demonstrates the importance of rhyme and meter in his poetry. Dramatic readings of poems by Shakespeare, Dickinson and Hopkins and contemporary poets like Dudley Randall and Leonard Adam are analyzed to show how prosody and form contribute to meaning
In that time and place setting & character in short fiction. The author's voice : tone and style in short fiction ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1st program discusses how setting reveals character in Susan Glaspell's "A jury of her peers". The 2nd program contains an interview with Maxine Hong Kingston that highlights the examination of the impact of style on meaning. Includes a dramatization of "Taking care" by Joy Williams
First sight ; an introduction to literature. Ways of seeing ; responding to literature ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 is an introduction to literature which incorporates both contemporary and traditional works in its selection of literary text. Part 2 focuses on critical approaches to literature. Scholars who present ideas will appear throughout the series
What is real? by John Allman( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 39 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
What is the meaning of life? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 38 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
What justifies the state? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the views of Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Hegel, and John Rawls on what gives a government legitimacy. Asks why we should obey the state and what are the limits of our political obligations and discusses social contract theory, the government's role in protecting personal property, the place of individual rights, and communitarianism. Investigates whether the state is merely an artificial arrangement we construct to make life better, as social contract theorists claim, or whether it's a natural organism through which people achieve their potential
Perspectives on illusion setting and staging in drama. Speech and silence : the language of drama ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1st program is an interview with a set designer, demonstrating the intertwining of text and techniques in dramatic setting. The 2nd program demonstrates the interplay of dramatic language in a workshop with actors
How do we encounter the world? ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 32 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
 
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Alternative Names
Dorn, Franchelle Stewart
Languages
English (65)