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by Alain de Botton
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Year Released:
 1999

In this 6-part documentary, popular philosopher Alain de Botton examines six philosophers and what they had to say about living a happy life and how this wisdom can apply to us today.

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by Mary Beth Kirchner
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Year Released:
 2005

In this streaming audio documentary produced by American Public Media, the controversy over intelligent design is examined from all sides of the debate.

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by Ayn Rand
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This documentary-style course traces Rand’s life (1905-1982) from the perspective of her goal to become a writer. Photographs, film clips, and audio of Rand’s own personal recollections enliven this narrative of her prolific career.

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Confucius is one of history's most influential men - a sage, philosopher and teacher - who, with Socrates and Buddha, lived at an extraordinary time in the evolution of mankind's civilization.

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Ayn Rand - A Sense Of Life is the first authorized film look at the life and work of the controversial Russian-born author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged."

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Year Released:
 2009

Roger Nygard travels to the sources of the world's major philosophies and talks to everyone from physicist Leonard Susskind to Ultimate Christian Wrestling founder Rob Adonis to answer the questions, Why are we here and what are we supposed to do?

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by Slavoj Zizek
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Year Released:
 2009

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, akaThe Elvis of cultural theory, is given the floor to show of his polemic style and whirlwind-like performance.

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Year Released:
 1995

One Man's Way is a 1996 documentary where Peter Singer documents the efforts and philosophies of animal rights activist Henry Spira, who is often remembered as the most effective animal activist of the 20th century.

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Do we have free will? After so many centuries of debate by so many great thinkers, can we still make progress in answering this question? That's the goal of the Big Questions in Free Will Project.

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Year Released:
 1998

Beyond Good and Evil describes the life of Friedrich Nietzsche and his gradual shift from religion to nihilism, and finally, to insanity.

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