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THE GREAT IDEAS Television Series

FULL SET - 22 DVDs or CDs (audio) Listed below 1 – 22

Plus a one year membership.
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THE GREAT IDEAS: A Seminar Approach To Teaching And Learning

Produced by The Paideia Group, the University of North Carolina, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

The purpose of these programs is to teach anyone how to conduct Socratic
seminars. In these programs, Dr. Adler conducts seminars with 20 high
school students on the readings below. After each discussion there is a question
and answer session between Dr. Adler the student's teachers.

Five DVDs plus an 187 page Teacher's Program Guide (pdf)

1) THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE - (60 min.)
2) APOLOGY - Plato - (60 min.)
3) ANTIGONE - Sophocles - (60 min.)
4) THE PRINCE - Machiavelli - (90 min.)
5) Aristotle's POLITICS & Rousseau's THE SOCIAL CONTRACT- (60 min.)

 

1

SERIES ON ART - (120 min)
The Nature of Art
The Kinds of Art
The Fine Arts
The Goodness of Art

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2

BEAUTY - (30 min)

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3

CHANGE - (30 min)

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4

DEMOCRACY - (30 min)

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5

EMOTION - (30 min)

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6

FREEDOM - (30 min)

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7

GOD - (30 min)

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8

GOOD and EVIL - (30 min)

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9

SERIES ON GOVERNMENT - (120 min)
The Necessity of Government
The Nature of Government
The Powers of Government
The Forms of Government
The Best Government

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10

JUSTICE - (30 min)

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11

SERIES ON LABOR - (150 min)
The Parts of Life Sleep, Work, Play, Leisure, and Rest
The Distinction of Work, Play, and Leisure
The Kinds of Work and the Dignity of All Forms of Labor
Labor and Leisure in Pre-Industrial and Industrial Societies
Liberal Education in Relation to Labor and Leisure

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12

LANGUAGE - (30 min)

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13

SERIES ON LAW - (120 min)
The Nature of Law
The Kinds of Law
The Making of Law                       
The Justice of Law

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14

SERIES ON LEARNING - (150 min)
The Nature of Human Learning
Adult Learning
Learning from Books - How to Read a Book
Learning from Discussion - The Art of Conversation
Learning Through Television - How to Watch Television

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15

SERIES ON LOVE - (120 min)
The Nature and Kinds of Love
Love as Friendship A World Without Sex
Sexual or Erotic Love
The Morality of Love

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16

SERIES ON MAN - (150 min)
Issue About Man's Nature and Origin
Does Man Differ from Animals in Kind or Degree?
The Darwinian Theory of Man's Origin
The Answer to Darwin
The Practical Consequences of Taking Sides on This Issue

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17

SERIES ON OPINION - (120 min)
The Nature of Opinion
The Difference Between Knowledge and Opinion
Opinion in Relation to Freedom and Government
Controversy, Freedom of Speech, and Majority Rule

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18

SERIES ON PHILOSOPHY - (120 min)
The Use of Philosophy
How Philosophy Differs from Science and Religion
Unsolved Problems of Philosophy
The Conditions of Progress in Philosophy

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19

PROGRESS - (30 min)

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20

PUNISHMENT - (30 min)

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21

TRUTH - (30 min)

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22

WAR and PEACE - (30 min)

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HOW TO READ A BOOK - DVD

Thirteen 14-minute videos—three hours with Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren, lively discussing the art of reading, on one DVD.

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DVD
 

 

THE GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD 1952 - DVD (30 minutes)

Robert Hutchins and Mortimer Adler discussing the development of the set of books.

 

 

ARISTOTLE'S ETHICS - Book I: The Theory of Happiness. (1962) - DVD

 

 

Emperor and slave: the philosophy of Roman Stoicism. 1965 - DVD

 
 

Mortimer Adler and LIFELONG LEARNING

In this presentation Ken Dzugan, the Center's Archivist and a Senior Fellow, gives us an overview of Mortimer Adler's life and highlights Dr. Adler's discovery and love for reading and discussing Great Books. Ken also demonstrates the many tools Dr. Adler developed which you can you can use to enhance your reading of Great Books and which can help you on your lifelong quest for learning. This presentation was made at the Sedona Public Library on February 4, 2011.

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The Great Ideas Program, Family Participation Plan (1959) plus Volumes One – Ten
(CD-ROM in Searchable PDF format)

The Great Ideas Program
 

 

The Idea of Happiness. V. J. McGill. 1967
(Searchable PDF format)

 

The Idea of Religion in Great Books of the Western World. Editors. 1967
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Equality. Editors (Otto Bird). 1968
(Searchable PDF format)

 

The Idea of God and the Difficulties of Atheism. Etienne Gilson. 1969
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Revolution. A Symposium (Arnold J. Toynbee, Ivan Illich, Paul Goodman, William F. Buckley, Jr.). 1970
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Freedom-Part One. Charles Van Doren. 1972
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Freedom-Part Two. Charles Van Doren. 1973
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Justice. Otto Bird. 1974
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Tradition in Great Books of the Western World. Editors (William Gorman). 1974
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Religion-Part One. John Edward Sullivan. 1977
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Religion-Part Two. John Edward Sullivan. 1978
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

On The Idea of Beauty. Donald Metric. 1979
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Nature, East and West. Hajime Nakamura. 1980
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Civil Police. (John Van Doren). 1983
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Idea of Dialectic. Mortimer J. Adler. 1986
(Searchable PDF format)

 

 

The Syntopicon
CD

 
 

THE IDEA OF HAPPINESS - (374 pages)
V. J. MCGILL
(Searchable PDF format)

Happiness
 
 

THE IDEA OF JUSTICE - (171 pages)
OTTO BIRD
(Searchable PDF format)

Justice
 
 

THE IDEA OF LOVE - (504 pages)
ROBERT HAZO
(Searchable PDF format)

Love
 
 

THE IDEA OF PROGRESS - (513 pages)
CHARLES VAN DOREN
(Searchable PDF format)

Progress
 


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