Existentialism

Synopsis
Shows why existence precedes essence and offers the beginner a basic understanding of the revolt agains the absurd. Asks what is reality? Do objects have being in themselves? Are humans sophisticated objects? What is our reason for existence? Why does anything exist? Is there any such thing as right and wrong, truth, beauty, justice? Do we have conscious awarenesss? Are we free to decide our own destiny? Looks at existentialism in works of literature, and introduces Plato, Satre and Camus.
Series
Videotext, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 31 min.
Year of production
1984
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £17.50 (+VAT +p&p)
Documentation
Accompanying book.
Uses
1st- and 2nd-year undergraduate philosophy.
Subjects
French studies; Philosophy
Keywords
existentialism

Credits

Producer
Peter Coltman
Writer
David Coward
Cast
David Coward 

Production Company

Name

University of Leeds Media Services

Notes
see Leeds University Television

Sponsor

Name

University of Leeds, Department of French

Distributor

Name

Leeds University Television

Contact
Sally Popplewell (Sales supervisor)
Email
mediaservices@leeds.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
0113 343 2660
Fax
0113 343 2669
Address
Media Services
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

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