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Classical Greek philosophy

Author: Chris SchererEliseo AlvarezCamila O'DonnellPablo GarciaAlexander NehamasAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2004.
Series: Great ideas of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings
DVD-Video discs
Named Person: Socrates.; Plato.; Aristotle.; Heraclitus, of Ephesus.; Pythagoras.; Plato.; Aristotle.; Aristotle.; Heraclitus, of Ephesus.; Plato.; Pythagoras.; Socrates.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Scherer; Eliseo Alvarez; Camila O'Donnell; Pablo Garcia; Alexander Nehamas; Richard Sorabji; Tranquilo Producciones.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
ISBN: 0736589597 9780736589598
OCLC Number: 56544893
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: General producer, Eliseo Alvarez ; exec. producer, Camila O'Donnell ; director, Pablo Garcia.
Performer(s): Commentary: Alexander Nehamas, Richard Sorabji.
Description: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: The Greek miracle --
Elements & the nature of change --
Changelessness & mathematics --
Atomists & the reclaiming of motion --
Athens' rhetoric & the teaching of ideas --
The genius of Aristotle --
Stoics, Epicureans & skeptics --
Concluding thoughts.
Series Title: Great ideas of philosophy.
Responsibility: Tranquilo Producciones ; producer, Chris Scherer.

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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.

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