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Title The meaning of life [(DVD) videorecording] : perspectives from the world's great intellectual traditions / The Teaching Company ; director, Jonathan Leven, Wendy Scarbrough

Publication Info. Chantilly, Va. : Teachng Co., [2011]
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 95th Street Adult Great Courses  128 MEA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Great Courses  128 MEA    AVAILABLE
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Description 6 videodiscs (approximately 1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 148 pages ; 19 cm)
Series Great courses (DVD). Philosophy & intellectual history Intellectual history.
Note Includes 36 lectures; 30 minutes per lecture; 6 lectures per disc
Contents Disc 1. The meaning of the meaning of life ; The Bhagavad-Gitā: choice and daily life ; The Bhagavad-Gitā: discipline and duty ; The Bhagavad-Gitā: union and purpose ; Aristotle on life: the big picture ; Aristotle: the highest good -- disc 2. Aristotle: the happy life ; Job's predicament: life is so unfair ; Job's challenge: who are we? ; Stoicism: rationality and acceptance ; Human finitude: the epicurean synthesis ; Confucius: order in the cosmos and in life -- disc 3. Daodejing: the Dao of life and spontaneity ; Daodejing: the best life is a simple life ; Daodejing: sublety and paradox ; Zhuangzi on Daoism: impermanence and harmony ; The teachings of the Buddha ; Śāntideva: Mahayana Buddhism -- disc 4. Śāntideva: transforming the mind ; Zen: the moon in a dewdrop and impermanence ; Zen: being-time and primordial awakening ; Taking stock of the classical world ; Hume's skepticism and the place of God ; Hume's careless and compassionate vision -- disc 5. Kant: immaturity and the challenge to know ; Mill's call to individuality and to liberty ; Tolstoy: is everyday life the real thing? ; Nietzsche: Twilight of the idiots ; Nietzsche: achieving authenticity ; Gandhi: Satyāgraha and holding fast to truth -- disc 6. Gandhi: the call to a supernormal life ; Lame Deer: life enfolded in symbols ; Lame Deer: our place in a symbolic world ; HH Dalai Lama XIV: a modern Buddhist view ; HH Dalai Lama XIV: discernment and happiness ; So, what is the meaning of life?
Credits Producer, Jennifer Gray
Performer Lecturer, Jay L. Garfield
Summary Professor Jay L. Garfield gives 36 lectures that offer a rigorous and wide-ranging exploration of what various spiritual, religious, and philosophical traditions from both the East and the West have contributed to the questioning of the meaning of life.
System Details DVD; Stereo / Dolby surround; AC-3; Dolby digital sound
Subject Life -- Videodiscs.
Meaning (Philosophy) -- Videodiscs.
DVD-Video discs.
Meaning (Philosophy)
Genre DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Garfield, Jay L.
Leven, Jon.
Scarbrough, Wendy.
Gray, Jennifer (Producer)
Teaching Company.
ISBN 9781598037197
Music No. PD4320
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