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Philosophers and Ideas

Leading philosophers and thinkers discuss their work and their ideas.

Leading philosophers and thinkers discuss their work and their ideas.

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The Forgotten SpaceThe Forgotten Space
Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 112 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Foucault Against HimselfFoucault Against Himself

Captures the energy and fierce intellect of the man, introducing us to some of the key elements of his work, while also acknowledging - and even celebrating - its many contradictions.

Icarus Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
A portrait of James Lovelock, originator of the theory that the earth is a living organism.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1989 ♦ 45 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
In Search of MemoryIn Search of Memory

The life and work of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel.

Icarus Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 95 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Judith ButlerJudith Butler

An up-close and personal encounter with this influential philosopher and gender theorist.

Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Karl Polanyi, The Human FactorKarl Polanyi, The Human Factor

An exploration of the life and work of Karl Polanyi, who sought to reintegrate society and economy. Could the commodification of labor and money ultimately be as disastrous as floods, drought and earthquakes?

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 53 minutes
Keynes vs Hayek: A Fake Debate?Keynes vs Hayek: A Fake Debate?

The ideological divide between the philosophies of John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek has dominated economics for nearly a century. Is it time for the pendulum to swing back to Keynes? Or do we need a whole new approach that goes beyond this dualism?(Episode 5 of the Capitalism series)

Icarus Films ♦ 2015 ♦ 53 minutes
Lotman's WorldLotman's World

The story of Yuri Lotman (1922-1993), little-known - except maybe in Estonia! - pioneer of semiotics.

Icarus Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 57 minutes ♦ 11-12, College, Adult
Marx for BeginnersMarx for Beginners

Hilarious 7 minute animated introduction to Karl Marx's worldview.

Icarus Films ♦ 1978 ♦ 6 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Marx ReloadedMarx Reloaded
A new exploration into the relevance of Karl Marx's ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis.
Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 11-12, College, Adult

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