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Western Philosophy (2002 documentary)

Western Philosophy is a three-part documentary series narrated by Trevor Nichols, tracing the evolution of Western philosophy from the ancient Greece through to the present. The series chronologically examines some of important Western philosophers and philosophical traditions from the ancient Greece, through the Middle Ages and the age of reason, to the 20th century. And the series asks what is philosophy, why it is important, and examines its relationship with religion, spirituality, and the sciences.

Western Philosophy, Part 1
This part examines some of important Western philosophers from the ancient Greece to the Middle Ages, including Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Thomas Aquinas.

Western Philosophy, Part 2
This part looks at some of important Western philosophers during the 16th to 18th centuries: Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

Western Philosophy, Part 3
This part examines some of important Western philosophers and philosophical traditions in the 19th and 20th centuries, including Hegel, Nietzsche, Marx, Pragmatism, and Sartre.


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