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Examined life [videorecording(DVD)] : philosophy is in the streets / Sphinx Productions in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada in association with Ontario Media Development Corporation, TVO and Knowledge Network ; written and directed by Astra Taylor ; producer, Bill Imperial ; producer (NFB), Lea Marin.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Camosun College Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Lansdowne Library BD 431 E95 2010 (Text) 26040003298987 Media Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
  • Publisher: [Montréal] : National Film Board of Canada, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced in 2008.
Special features: Q&As with Cornel West, Avital Ronell, Kwame Anthony Appiah and director Astra Taylor; two extra philosopher walks with Colin McGinn and Simon Critchley; philosopher profiles.
Participant or Performer Note:
Cornel West, Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Martha Nussbaum, Michael Hardt, Slavoj Žižek, Judith Butler, Sunaura Taylor.
Summary, etc.:
Takes philosophy out of the darkened corners of academia and into the hustle and bustle of the everyday, a visual reminder that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the world around us. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take walks through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; 1.85:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1; widescreen.
Language Note:
In English with optional French subtitles; closed captioned.
Subject: Life.
Philosophy, Modern > 21st century.
Philosophy and civilization.
Social structure > Philosophy.
Philosophers, Modern > Interviews.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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