Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
A groundbreaking series that explores the root of ancient philosophy and religious thought, Western Philosophy traces the evolution of philosophy from classical Greece, its development in Europe through the medieval period... more »
Not Much To Compete With
R. Kirkham | Rushville, Illinois USA | 12/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
There is enough meat in these diminutive vignettes to aid the classroom instructor in introducing several major historical philosophers. For this reason I encourage all philosophy instructors to take a serious look at the series. There are not many products like this on the market. Now for the down side, the sequences are slow and almost boring. Speakers use enough philosophical jargon to make the eyes of armchair thinkers glaze over. Each vignette just takes a few minutes, therefore they are best used to set up discussion when introducing a new character or to close discussion after students have a vague understanding of the characters.
Just to make it clear:
For the classroom: Yes
For the living room : No
The first time I ordered this series, I ordered both the Eastern & Western series and had them placed in my college library. Later when I ordered a second set for my personal use I saved the extra money and only ordered the Western dvd. Enough enformation exists on Eastern Philosophy I felt I could find something I liked better.