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The Meaning of Victory: 1945 (MP3 download)

America's greatest foreign policy success was the victory over Japan, in August, 1945. The suicidal values of the Japanese military elite were rendered impotent by the American drive to total victory - a victory with military, legal, moral and cognitive aspects. Americans today need to understand how this victory allowed the Japanese to reform their minds and their...See More

The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant (Part 2): Kant’s Moral Philosophy (MP3 download)

This course examines key conceptual elements of Kant’s moral philosophy, such as duty, autonomy, respect for the moral law vs. self-love, and the categorical imperative as well as their close relationship to his views on faith and the freedom of the will. This is the second course in a series on Kant’s philosophy.

The Philosophy of Romanticism vs. Science (MP3 download)

Mr. Harriman shows that romanticism's impact on German science was widespread and devastating in the early 19th century. (MP3 download; 113 min., with Q & A)

The Psycho-Epistemology of the Arab World (MP3 download)

Have you ever wondered why the Arab world is characterized by poverty, internal conflict and hatred for the West? In this talk, Dr. Locke looks at the philosophical orientation of that culture—i.e., at the basic beliefs accepted by the typical Arab mind.

The Renaissance - Part 1: c. 1300 - c. 1450 (MP3 download)

The Renaissance stands in most people's minds as a period of glorious intellectual accomplishment and artistic achievement. In fact, the period was transitional. This course contrasts the highlights of the increasing secularism and rationality of intellectual endeavors with the decaying, but still influential, legacy of the Middle Ages: 1000 years of mysticism, the...See More

The Renaissance - Part 2: c. 1450 - c. 1550 (MP3 download)

A companion to earlier courses, this course traces the climax of the Renaissance. Ideas became increasingly secular after 1450, eroding the Church's power. Scholars argued that the Church should confine itself to spiritual matters, while men should govern themselves here on Earth. Propelled by the rapid dissemination of ideas made possible by Gutenberg's press, this...See More

The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams (Softcover)

Thompson says: "The real revolution, Adams declared, had taken place in the minds and hearts of the colonists in the fifteen years prior to 1776. According to Adams, the American Revolution was first and foremost an intellectual revolution." This whole book conveys the truth of that premise. (Softcover; 332 pages)
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The Rise and Decline of the State of Israel (MP3 download)

Israel has managed to survive 50 years of military attacks by its Arab foes; now it faces the troubling question of whether it can survive the "peace-seeking" offensives launched by its own leaders. In this illuminating lecture Dr. Brook explains how the philosophical foundations on which Israel was founded are leading that country down a suicidal path. He reveals...See More

The Separation of Church and State (MP3 download)

With religion on the rise in America, maintaining the separation of church and state is a pressing issue. This talk examines some of the history behind contemporary arguments about the principle of separating religion from government. It explains why the principle is under attack today and why Americans are increasingly unable to mount a tenable defense. It ends...See More

This Hallowed Ground (MP3 download)

Recorded in historic Williamsburg, this talk brings to life the drama and heroism at the heart of America's founding.

Thomas Edison: Self-Made Inventor (MP3 download)

During his long, enormously productive career, Thomas Alva Edison brought into the world a plethora of life-enhancing values. What underlay Edison's legendary productiveness and dedication to his goals? This talk, which explores his career through 1884, aims to answer that question. (Audio; 92 min, with Q & A)

Three Great Greek Historians (MP3 download)

The historical treatises of Herodotus, Thucydides and Polybius were magnificent feats of intellectual integration. Building on their predecessors, they wanted to understand the causes of great events in rational terms. Herodotus's focus on customs, Thucydides' concern for human nature and Polybius's stress on political constitutions give their works a timeless...See More

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