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Selected Videos on Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
Introduction to Philosophy
Bryan Magee—world-renowned author and professor—and Sir Isaiah Berlin, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and biographer of Karl Marx, answer fundamental questions such as "What is philosophy?" "Why does it matter?" and "Why should anybody be interested in it today?" A BBC Production. (46 minutes)
This comprehensive series from the archives of the BBC features Bryan Magee-world-renowned author, professor, expert in the history of ideas, and creator of this series-who discusses the main developments in Western philosophy from the 19th century to the present with fifteen distinguished thinkers.
Great Ideas of Philosophy I
This series investigates core questions in philosophy, such as: Why is there something rather than nothing? What is right action? And what do we mean when we talk about the “mind”? Some of the world’s foremost contemporary philosophers—Richard Sorabji, Colin McGinn, Hilary Putnam, Frances Kamm, Alexander Nehamas, and Arthur Danto, to name only six—enlighten and enliven with their knowledge on these and other topics. 7-part series, 43–51 minutes each.