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Author: Henry Colomer; Idéale Audience International.; First Run/Icarus Films.; et al
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the legacy of three 19th century visionaries interested in making humans more efficient and productive. Jeremy Bentham, espoused the philosophy of utilitarianism; Charles Babbage, created the design for the analytical engine, a precursor to the modern computer; Francis Galton devoted his life to the study of genetics to identify and eliminate "undesirable" tendencies, the idea behind the eugenics movement.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Named Person: Jeremy Bentham; Charles Babbage; Francis Galton
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Colomer; Idéale Audience International.; First Run/Icarus Films.; et al
OCLC Number: 47211816
Credits: Narrators, Hestor Wilcox, Geoffrey Bateman.
Performer(s): Narrators, Hestor Wilcox, Geoffrey Bateman.
Description: 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: Idéale Audience ... [et al.] ; a film written and directed by Henry Colomer ; produced by Pierre-Olivier Bardet & Jacques-Henri Bronckart.

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Explores the legacy of three 19th century visionaries interested in making humans more efficient and productive. Jeremy Bentham, espoused the philosophy of utilitarianism; Charles Babbage, created the design for the analytical engine, a precursor to the modern computer; Francis Galton devoted his life to the study of genetics to identify and eliminate "undesirable" tendencies, the idea behind the eugenics movement.

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This quirky and, at some times, sinister film co-joins three 19th century visionaries: Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), Charles Babbage (1791-1871), and Francis Galton (1822-1911). The premise is that each independent thinker conceived a worldview philosophy. With Bentham's principles and Babbage's tool,...
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