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Author: J Rufus Fears; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2005.
Series: Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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Professor J. Rufus Fears presents his choices of some of the most essential writings in history. These are works that shaped the minds of great individuals and that offer an extraordinary gift of wisdom to those willing to receive it. Focus is on intellectual history and ethics, taking the underlying ideas of each great work and revealing how these ideas can be put to use in a moral and ethical life. From the Aeneid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings
Instructional videos
Instructional films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: J Rufus Fears; Teaching Company.
OCLC Number: 154206001
Notes: Public performance.
Course guidebook contain outlines of each 30 minute lecture.
Course no. 4600.
Performer(s): Taught by: Professor J. Rufus Fears, University of Oklahoma.
Description: 2 videodiscs : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (ii, 70 pages ; 22 cm).
Details: DVD.
Contents: Part 3. lecture 25. Plato, Republic --
lecture 26. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty --
lecture 27. Sir Thomas Malory, Morte d'Arthur --
lecture 28. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, Part 1 --
lecture 29. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, Part 2. --
lecture 30. Henry David Thoreau, Walden --
lecture 31. Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire --
lecture 32. Lord Acton, The History of Freedom --
lecture 33. Cicero, On Moral Duties (De Officiis) --
lecture 34. Gandhi, An Autobiography --
lecture 35. Churchill, My Early Life; Painting as a Pastime; WWII --
lecture 36. lessons from the Great Books.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Other Titles: Books that can change your life
Philosophy & intellectual history
Philosophy and intellectual history
Responsibility: J. Rufus Fears.

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Professor J. Rufus Fears presents his choices of some of the most essential writings in history. These are works that shaped the minds of great individuals and that offer an extraordinary gift of wisdom to those willing to receive it. Focus is on intellectual history and ethics, taking the underlying ideas of each great work and revealing how these ideas can be put to use in a moral and ethical life. From the Aeneid and the Book of Job to Othello and 1984, the range in time is from the 3rd millennium B.D. to the 20th century, and in locale from Mesopotamia and China to Europe and America.

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