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  1. Future of Work and Death, The (2016)

    Director
    Sean Blacknell
    Subject
    Philosophy; Science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 89 minutes), $295.00

    Provocative documentary in which worldwide experts in the fields of futurology, anthropology, neuroscience and philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on the two certainties of human life:...

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  2. Ethical Theory (2015)

    Subject
    Philosophy
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £90

    Three films: KANTIAN ETHICS (17 mins). Kant’s contribution to deontological ethics is explained. META-ETHICS (19 mins). Meta-ethics is interested not so much in what people do but the language they use to...

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  3. Love in the Post: From Plato to Derrida (2015)

    Director
    Joanna Callaghan
    Subject
    Literature; Philosophy
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL), £60.00 (DVD PAL & Blu-ray)

    A drama-documentary inspired by The Post Card by Jacques Derrida. Theo Marks works in a university department that is soon to be closed. His wife Sophie, enigmatic and distant is in analysis. Filmmaker...

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  4. Free-Will and Determinism (2015)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Psychology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 6 minutes), £5.49

    A short film which leads the viewer through the issues and questions raised by the free-will/determinsm debate. The film covers: key ideas related to free-will and determinism; classifying different...

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  5. "Dying Well": Enacting Medical Ethics (2015)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Philosophy

    A cross-disciplinary symposium held at Barts Pathology Museum, London 26 September 2015. Medical professionals, lawyers, ethicists, policy makers, humanities scholars, cultural practitioners and patient...

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  6. Émilie du Châtelet, Part 1 (2015)

    Subject
    Philosophy

    In this first of two videos, Andrew Janiak of Duke University introduces Émilie du Châtelet, a French philosopher, and explains her contribution to the debate about the principle of sufficient reason. [4...

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  7. Life After Death (2014)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 68 minutes), £85.00

    This DVD consists of five short films on the subject of life after death, including the thoughts of Plato, The Buddha, St Paul, St Augustine, Pascal, Descartes, Gilbert Ryle, John Hick, Stevenson, Susan...

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  8. War & Peace (2014)

    aka: War and Peace

    Subject
    Philosophy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 45 minutes), £65.00

    This DVD features four short films specifically designed to assist teachers in delivering dynamic lessons on the ethics of war and peace. The films are: JUST WAR, HOLY WAR, CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION and...

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  9. Slavoj Zizek: Towards a Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (2014)

    Subject
    Philosophy

    Audio recording of lecture given by Slavoj Zizek at Birkbeck College on 22 May 2014 [112 minutes].

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  10. Squares: Ideas from Plato’s Republic (2014)

    Subject
    Mathematics; Philosophy
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 31 minutes), £15.00

    This film introduces the (so-called) ‘two worlds’ aspect of the theory of forms, and the mathematical route to understanding the forms; it considers in what way democracy may be said to be irrational; it...

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