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  1. Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (2011)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology

    Writer and theorist Mark Fisher speaks about his book ‘Capitalist Realism Is There no Alternative? (Zero Books 2009) in which he addresses the condition of ideological malaise produced by neo-liberal...

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  2. Examined Life (2010)

    Director
    Astra Taylor
    Subject
    Philosophy
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £12.99

    EXAMINED LIFE takes philosophy out of the darkened corners of academia and into the hustle and bustle of the everyday, a visual reminder that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the world...

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  3. Debate: Is Religion a Force for Good in the World? (2010)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 106 minutes), $29.95

    Video recording of a live debate held in Toronto on 26 November 2010. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and author Christopher Hitchens debated the resolution: "be it resolved, religion is a force for...

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  4. Being in the World (2010)

    Director
    Tao Ruspoli
    Subject
    Philosophy
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 81 minutes), £32.69

    Ten years after graduating with a degree in philosophy from UC Berkeley, filmmaker Tao Ruspoli returned to visit his one-time professor, philosopher Herbert Dreyfus. That visit led to meetings with other...

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  5. Rossellini’s History Films - Renaissance and Enlightenment: Blaise Pascal, The Age of the Medici, Cartesius (2009)

    Director
    Roberto Rossellini (1906-177)
    Subject
    French studies; History; Italian studies; Philosophy
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1, 546 minutes), $59.95

    "In 1963, Rossellini announced that he had abandoned cinema and would start working in television. He directed nine telefilms on historical subjects and six short documentaries, claiming TV could be used as...

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  6. Democracy: The Basics (3 Parts) (2009)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1), $109 each part

    A three-part series, containing contemporary footage from around the world, archival art works and photographs. The programmes are sold separately and the scripts are available free on the Hawkhill website...

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  7. Did Darwin Kill God? (2009)

    Subject
    Biology; Philosophy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    Can Darwin and religion exist side by side? In this thought-provoking programme, Anglican Christian, philosopher and theologian Conor Cunningham explains why these two beliefs are not in conflict. Richard...

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  8. When Will Time End? (2009)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Physics

    It now seems that our entire universe is living on borrowed time. How long it can survive depends on whether Stephen Hawking’s theory checks out. (21 minutes)

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  9. Assumptions (2009)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Social sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 20 minutes), £49.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £49.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)

    This programme starts with a number of examples to illustrate what is meant by "assumptions", before proceeding to use a film about the rise in binge drinking among teenage girls to test students’ critical...

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  10. Soul Searching (2008)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Psychology; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0, 104 minutes), £15.99

    David Malone’s sequel to TESTING GOD examines belief in the soul and whether it is more than just a fanciful religious idea. Is there some real scientific basis for the feeling that many even non religious...

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