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John Locke [electronic resource]

Films for the Humanities & Sciences
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This program chronicles the life and work of John Locke, the 17th-century English philosopher and political theorist considered by many to be the first notable thinker of the Enlightenment. Without a doubt, Locke's legacy is vast: his articulation of empiricism laid the intellectual groundwork for an explosion of scientific activity that continues to this day, and his political philosophy is widely seen as the genesis of modern liberalism-an inspiration behind the American and French Revolutions and the philosophical foundation for the development of democracy in the West. Truly, John Locke is one of the principal architects of the modern world. Excerpts from Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Two Treatises of Government, and Letter Concerning Toleration are included.
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21 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 09, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Words of Change
Wor(l)ds of change
  • Locke: Father of Liberal Tradition (3:38)
  • Locke's Philosophy and Science (2:28)
  • Locke's "Human Understanding" (1:29)
  • Theological Implications (2:51)
  • Locke: Political Activist (3:04)
  • Essay on "Human Understanding" (5:04)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2004.
Publisher no.
  • 33440s Films Media Group
  • 33445 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (21 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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