Item Details

In Search of the Self: Who Are We?

TVF International (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
There is no self, no "I," only a flickering illusion. So claim many neuroscientists and philosophers. Yet for the rest of us, the denial of the self feels like a bitter pill to swallow. Is the self a fantasy? Or is it essential to our being and consciousness? The Panel Cambridge and NCH philosopher Simon Blackburn, neuroscientist Colin Blakemore, philosopher and author of Are You an Illusion? Mary Midgley seek out the all seeing I. In association with New College Humanities.
Release Date
2015
Run Time
41 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Originally released by TVF International (Firm), 2015.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 24, 2016.
Variant Title
Who are we?
Series
Institute of Art and Ideas: Cutting Edge Debates and Talks From the World's Leading Thinkers
Contents
  • Meet the Panelists (2:03)
  • Colin Blakemore: The Pitch (4:36)
  • Mary Midgley: The Pitch (2:50)
  • Simon Blackburn: The Pitch (3:30)
  • Theme One: What is the Self? - Part One (6:13)
  • What is the Self? - Part Two (5:45)
  • Theme Two: Can we be Human without the Self? (8:55)
  • Theme Three: How should We Seek Answers? (6:26)
  • Credits: In Search of the Self: Who are we? (0:07)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : TVF International (Firm), [2015]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, 2016.
Publisher no.
  • 115733s Films Media Group
  • 115747 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file (40 min., 39 sec.)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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