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An introduction to Greek philosophy

Author: David Roochnik; Noreen Bizari; Tom Dunton; Sal Rodriguez; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2002.
Series: Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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David Roochnik, professor of philosophy at Boston University, presents a series of 24 lectures divided into four parts. Lectures 1-8 are devoted to the "Pre-Socratics"; lecture 9 discusses Socrates himself; lectures 10-17 concentrate on the works of Plato; lectures 18-24 are devoted to Aristotle.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Roochnik; Noreen Bizari; Tom Dunton; Sal Rodriguez; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565857291 : 9781565857292
OCLC Number: 52913126
Notes: Special features include professor biography.
Credits: Producer, Noreen Bizari; director, Tom Dunton; editor, Sal Rodriguez ; [writer], David Roochnik.
Performer(s): David Roochnik, lecturer.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 12 hr.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 1.
Contents: pt. I, disc 1. A dialectical approach to Greek philosophy --
From myth to philosophy: Hesiod and Thales --
The Milesians and the quest for being --
The Great Intrusion, Heraclitus --
Parmenides, the champion of being --
Reconciling Heraclitus and Parmenides --
pt. I, disc 2. The Sophists: Protagoras, the first "humanist" --
Socrates --
An introduction to Plato's dialogues --
Plato versus the Sophists, I --
Plato versus the Sophists, II --
Plato's forms, I --
pt. II, disc 3. Plato's forms, II --
Plato versus the Presocratics --
The Republic: the political implications of the forms --Final reflections on Plato --
Aristotle, "the" philosopher --
Aristotle's Physics: what is nature? --
pt. II, disc 4. Aristotle's Physics: the four causes --
Why plants have souls --
Aristotle's hierarchical cosmos --
Aristotle's teleological Politics --
Aristotle's teleological Ethics --
The philosophical life.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Responsibility: David Roochnik.

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David Roochnik, professor of philosophy at Boston University, presents a series of 24 lectures divided into four parts. Lectures 1-8 are devoted to the "Pre-Socratics"; lecture 9 discusses Socrates himself; lectures 10-17 concentrate on the works of Plato; lectures 18-24 are devoted to Aristotle.

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