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John Searle : what should an educated person know?

Author: Bill D MoyersJohn R SearleBetsy Burnes McCarthyFilms for the Humanities (Firm)Public Affairs Television (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Should the traditional classics of western civilization be taught as the foundation of all our thought, or is it cultural elitism to ignore the contributions of women, minorities, and the third world? John Searle, philosopher and educator, discusses with Bill Moyers that education should accept significant works from other cultures, but they must meet a certain criteria.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill D Moyers; John R Searle; Betsy Burnes McCarthy; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Public Affairs Television (Firm); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
OCLC Number: 32060118
Notes: "From WNET/New York and WTTW/Chicago."
Originally broadcast in 1988 as an episode of the public television series: A world of ideas.
Credits: Editor, Michael Collins ; director of photography, Mark Falstad ; music, Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): Interviewer, Bill Moyers ; interviewee, John Searle.
Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: What should an educated person know?
World of ideas (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Betsy McCarthy ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc.

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Should the traditional classics of western civilization be taught as the foundation of all our thought, or is it cultural elitism to ignore the contributions of women, minorities, and the third world? John Searle, philosopher and educator, discusses with Bill Moyers that education should accept significant works from other cultures, but they must meet a certain criteria.

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