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Learn Through Videos: Philosophy

This is a collection of links to educational videos dealing with topics in or related to philosophy, which are made for a general audience. The videos listed in this collection include lectures and documentary films. They take us a journey to explore the ideas behind modern philosophy's most important movements such as existentialism and postmodernism, or to trace the evolution of Western philosophy from the ancient Greece through to the present. And also they offer a self-help guide which applies the teachings of philosophers to dealing with life's everyday problems.


Introduction to Philosophy
This course introduces some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Different philosophers talks about some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise.

The Great Philosophers
This is a series of intellectual conversations in which Bryan Magee discusses the major historical figures of Western philosophy with fifteen contemporary philosophers.

World Philosophy
This consists of 24 lectures given by Professor Kathleen Higgins, introducing some of the central views in the world's diverse philosophical traditions.

Western Philosophy
This is a three-part documentary series narrated by Trevor Nichols, tracing the evolution of Western philosophy from the ancient Greece through to the present.

Human, All Too Human
This is a three-part BBC documentary series following the lives of three prominent European philosophers - Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Friedrich Nietzsche
This brings a list of links to eBooks and documentary films related to Friedrich Nietzsche, including Human All Too Human, Beyond Good and Evil, and Nietzsche on Hardship.

Pythagoras
A documentary film about Pythagoras's life as a mathematician, mystic and scientist. Plus some books related to Pythagoras.

Rene Descartes
This brings a list of links to eBooks and films related to Rene Descartes, who was a French philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and writer.

Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness
This is a television series presented by Alain de Botton, offering a self-help guide which applies the teachings of philosophers to dealing with life's everyday problems.

The Art of Living
Who am I really? What can I know about myself and about the world? Without love, are we incomplete beings? Can the prescription for a fulfilling life be found in religion, reason, art, or nature?

Mark Steel Lectures
This is a series of television programs written and delivered by Mark Steel, looking at historic figures that radically changed the political and cultural landscape of the Western world.

Examined Life
Examined Life reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.

Logic - The Structure of Reason
As a tool for characterizing rational thought, logic cuts across many philosophical disciplines and lies at the core of mathematics and computer science.

Ethics in America
The programs aim to sharpen moral reasoning without favoring a particular position by exploring ethical dilemmas in legal, political, medical, corporate, and military arenas.

Ethics in America II
New, and yet familiar, hypothetical cases are debated and agonized over by eminent leaders from government, business, science and academia.