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Most widely held works by BBC Education & Training
The yellow wallpaper ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
The story of a woman who is gradually becoming insane. While taking a rest cure she becomes obsessed with the wallpaper and begins to imagine that there is a woman behind the paper.
Bertolt Brecht ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
"The German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer who developed the drama as a social and ideological forum is the subject of this program, in which those who knew him discuss his life and many works. Excerpts from plays such as Mother Courage and her children, The life of Galileo, The good woman of Setzuan, and Antigone highlight the development of Brecht's austere form of irregular verse. A later work, A little Orgnum for the theater, is the embodiment of Brecht's idea of true Marxist drama."--Container.
Bryan Magee talks to Myles Burnyeat about Plato ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Analyzes the dialogues of Plato. Seeing Plato's ideas initially as extentions of those of his teacher Socrates, Burnyeat explains the development and content of Plato's original doctrines of knowledge as virtue, the immortality and tripartite division of the soul, and the theory of forms (ideas).
W. Edward [sic] Deming prophet unheard ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Includes rare archival footage of W. Edwards Deming profiling his 14-point management philosophy; outlines how American businesses chose to ignore the concept of quality control which Deming introduced to post-World War II Japan, turning it into an international manufacturing giant; shows case studies of Ford Motor Company and Florida Power and Light.
In black & white ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Using archival newsreel and feature film footage, this program explores the inception, struggle, suppression, and survival of the Black Cinema from the 1920s through the 1950s.
EBay money for old rope ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of eBay, the site's feedback system, its key to success, and its impact on the collectible and antique business.
Bryan Magee talks to Martha Nussbaum about Aristotle ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
In this program, a far-reaching philosophical ideas of Plato's star pupil are examined by Martha Nussbaum. Aristotle overcomes Plato's dualism of the intelligence and sensible worlds with his principle of the separate nature of eternal matter and form. The principles of potentiality and actuality are examined along with Aristotle's theory of the four causes - material, formal, efficient and final-which account for changes in all things.
Bryan Magee talks to J.P. Stern about Nietzsche ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
In this program J.P. Stern discusses Nietzsche concepts as the genesis of existentialism, and as the root philosophies of facist political movements.
Bryan Magee talks to Bernard Williams about Descartes ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Bernard Williams examines Descartes's theory of knowledge and his use of skeptical inquiry to affirm reality, including the existence of God.
Bryan Magee talks to Anthony Kenny about medieval philosophy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Examines the ideas of medieval philosophic theologians, particularly St. Thomas Aquinas. Anthony Kenny discusses Aristotelian logic as the basis of Acquinas' thought, and disputes charges that medieval philosophy merely reinforced extant Christian views.
A reputation the rape of Artemisia Gentileschi ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
"In 1612, Artemisia accused a fellow artist of rape. Using original transcripts from the rape trial, this program, through Artemisia's and other character's testimony, reconstructs how the male-dominated art community of Michelangelo's Rome falsified her promiscuity and forever destroyed her reputation as a woman and even as an artist."--Container.
F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
"Writer Jay McInerny [i.e. McInerney], Fitzgerald biographer Scott Donaldson, and others talk about Fitzgerald's life, writing, and marriage to the ill-fated Zelda"--Container.
Bryan Magee talks to Geoffrey Warnock about Kant ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Geoffrey Warnock discusses the philosophy of anti-empiticist Immanual Kant and his view that activities and powers within the mind are the key to knowledge and that all knowledge is appearance.
Living with ADHD ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
This program follows two British families whose children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and describes new medical strategies designed specifically for parents struggling to keep ADHD from controlling their households and limiting the prospects and happiness of their children. It also focuses on the challenges of parents who are also diagnosed with the disorder. While presenting concerns that Ritalin and other drugs have lead to overmedication, the video demonstrates that clinical advances are enabling children to learn constructive behavior, build relationships, and lay foundations of a rewarding life.
War spin ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
In his report, John Kampfner skeptically analyzes the heroic reports of the ambush, capture, and rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, calling them misrepresentations designed to bolster weak support for the Iraq war effort.
Shell shock ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
When oil conglomerate Shell stunned investors by announcing a 20 percent reduction in its proven reserves, pensions and portfolios suffered around the world. This program reveals a pattern of exaggeration and cover-up at the company's top level -- specifically involving the former chairman and head of production. An unflinching analysis of a failure in business ethics, Shell Shock raised complex and timely questions: At what point did protection of the company's image usurp shareholder interests? How did financial industry safeguards let such a crisis develop? And how can similar fiascoes be prevented in the future?
Arthur Miller and 'The Crucible' 'Naming Names ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
The play 'Naming Names' re-creates the interrogation of U.S. playwright Arthur Miller by Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1956. Excerpts from Miller's 'The Crucible' (performed by the same cast) interwoven with this dramatization highlight fundamental themes in each. Miller had written 'The Crucible' as a reaction to the harm inflicted by HUAC earlier in the decade, saying that until that time he had not understood the "inexplicable darkness" that prevented people from seeing evil and denouncing it.
Bryan Magee talks to Peter Singer about Hegel and Marx ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Peter Singer discusses rational Hegelian philosophy and the historicism and organicism at its root. The theories of Karl Marx are discussed as essentially Hegelian but with a practical, economic spin.
Arthur Miller an interview ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
"Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller speaks about his life and career"--Container.
The ideas of Chomsky ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Linguist and political activist Chomsky challenges accepted notions of the way in which language is learned, examines the relationship of language to experience, and discusses the philosophical nature of knowledge.
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