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Seymour, Malcolm

Overview
Works: 8 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 486 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
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Most widely held works about Malcolm Seymour
 
Most widely held works by Malcolm Seymour
Western philosophy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique series provides an insightful look into the history of philosophy and the impact it has had on Western civilization"--Container
Eastern philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-part series exploring the major religions the Far East and Middle East, covering: Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Judaism, and Islam
Eastern and Western philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastern & Western Philosophy is a groundbreaking series that explores the roots of ancient philosophy, religious thought and spiritual enlightenment. Eastern philosophy explores the genesis of spiritual thought and investigates the central doctrines of Confucianism, Shinto, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam. Western philosophy traces the evolution of philosophy from classical Greece, its development in Europe and through the medieval period and the enlightenment into modern existentialist thought. it covers: Pythagoras; Heraclitus; Parmenides and Zeno; Empedocles; Anaxagoras; Socrates; Plato; Aristotle; St. Augustine; Thomas Aquinas; Duns Scotus; Hobbes; Descartes; Spinoza; Liebniz; Locke; George Berkeley; Hume; Kant
Eastern philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2 of the Eastern philosophy series turns to south Asian schools of thought. This program covers Hinduism and Buddhism. Hinduism, one of the oldest religions, emerged about fifteen hundred years before Christ. Looks at the fundamental beliefs at the heart of Hinduism, the caste system, and its teachings on lifestyle and human destiny. The roots of Buddhism are in the 5th century A.D. Its journey to the 21st century has been far from smooth, but despite numerous attempts to wipe it out, it flourishes today as a global phenomenon. Buddhism is perhaps more accurately described as a spiritual school and way of life than religion, as it has no deities. Discusses karma and the cycles of death and re-birth, the other teachings of the Buddha
Western philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2 of the Western philosophy series. This program covers the Rationalists and British empiricists. The discoveries of Copernicus and Galileo turned science completely upside down, forcing people to examine their place in the world and God's place in science and mathematics. Religious volatility in Europe also prompted fierce theological debate amongst scholars over the true nature of God's existence. In Europe, the Rationalist movement was born. The sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries saw the emergence of continental mathematical and philosophical giants including Rene Descartes, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Immanuel Kant, and Bendict de Spinoza. Meanwhile in Britain, a philosophical renaissance was taking place. Known as the British empiricists, they included John Locke, David Hume, and Bishop George Berkeley. Discusses why the philosophical schism took place and what each school had to say about the limits of human reason and to what extent we can truly comprehend the world
Western philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the Western philosophy series. This program covers the Greek and Roman philosophers. Beginning in Greece and Asia Minor, the birthplace of Western philosophy and the Pre-Socratics (Heraclitus of Ephesus, Parmenides of Elea, Zeno of Elea, Pythagoras of Croton, Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, Empedocles of Acragas). The program examines the nature of philosophy itself and what prompted the pioneers of antiquity to ask fundamental questions about human nature and our world. The chronological journey charts the development of philosophical thought, exploring its relationship with early mathematics and the natural and physical sciences. Discusses why the observations and theories of Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle remain valid in the twenty-first century. The turbulent period following the decline of the Roman Empire saw the rise of Christianity and the emergence of questions about the nature of God. Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus developed their own fusion of Christianity and classical philosophy. Examines why the ideas of Plato and Aristotle lived on through the philosophy of the early Christian theologians and helped form the foundations of modern Christian thought. Features location footage of ancient remains in Greece and Turkey and re-creations and reconstructions
Western philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final part of the Western philosophy series. This program covers the Industrial Revolution and Pragmatism. The Industrial Revolution had a deep impact on the direction and questions posed by western philosophy. Technological advancements prompted questions about the role of religion and for the first time, attempts were made to explain the human evolution of western civilization and history. Thinkers including Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jean-Paul Sartre began to question the human condition. Philosophy tried to reconcile the mechanistic laws of the universe with human freedom of will and action in a world that was beginning to be perceived as godless. Philosophical debate shifted from whether the eternal world exists, but rather, to how we interpret it. The language we use in everyday life became a focus for the Pragmatists and Ludwig Wittgenstein
 
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English (12)