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This guide provides an overview of recent DVDs that may interest researchers in the Philosophy field. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, genre, or title.

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Philosophy DVDs

Aesthetics: Philosophy of the Arts
Offers insight into the interactions between artist, artwork, and audience as they have evolved.
Call Number: UMDVD 5617

Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness
Explores the life and impact of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history.
Call Number: UMDVD 3715

The Armor of Light
Follows an evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who ask: is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life?
Call Number: UMDVD 10093

Illuminates the life of Jacques Derrida, a philosopher famous for the theoretical analysis "deconstruction."
Call Number: UMDVD 4090

Examined Life
Modern-day philosophers take "walks" through places that resonate with them and their ideas.
Call Number: UMDVD 7335

The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It
Chronicles the American WWII conscientious objectors who would not fight for ethical and religious reasons.
Call Number: UMDVD 6475

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
Examines the conservationist's life and the legacy of his land ethic philosophy.
Call Number: UMDVD 7404

Hannah Arendt
Biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher famous for the concept of the "banality of evil."
Call Number: UMDVD 7715

How to Die in Oregon
Examines both sides of the complex, emotionally charged issue of physician-assisted suicide.
Call Number: UMDVD 6853

I Am
Sets out to answer some of life's greatest questions, such as the fundamental nature of man.
Call Number: UMDVD 6740

I'm Not Rappaport
Two elderly park-bench philosophers in New York take on the world and its multiple threats.
Call Number: UMDVD 7970

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky
Reveals the life and work of Chomsky through complex, lively conversations and illustrations by Michel Gondry.
Call Number: UMDVD 8672

The Parking Lot Movie
Showcases the eccentric attendants who run a unique parking lot in Virginia.
Call Number: UMDVD 6687

Perspectivism: The Philosophy of Will Durant
Focuses especially on Durant's definition of a full life and the importance of understanding world history.
Call Number: UMDVD 4454

Philosophy of Science
Seeks to answer questions about how science interacts, influences, and describes the world.
Call Number: UMDVD 650

Society of the Spectacle: A Digital Remix
Uses video art to explore the psychogeographical wanderings of French philosopher Guy Debord.
Call Number: UMDVD 2038

Explores the hidden face of the Torah, a vast body of legal, mythic, and philosophical texts.
Call Number: UMDVD 3999