Philosophical World Views and Values

Video Lectures

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Lecture 1
Plato, Republic (lecture 1)
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Plato, Republic (lecture 1)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of books 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 of Plato's great work, The Republic.

This video introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes.
Lecture 2
Plato, Republic (lecture 2)
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Plato, Republic (lecture 2)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of books 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 of Plato's great work, The Republic.

This video focuses on some passages in book 2, specifically the discussion of the origin of human communities in needs, division of labor, and exchange -- and the transition from the simple city to the "luxurious city", with ensuing increase on demands and needs.
Lecture 3
Plato, Republic (lecture 3)
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Plato, Republic (lecture 3)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of books 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 of Plato's great work, The Republic.

This video focuses on some passages in books 2 and 3 in which Socrates gradually develops a systematic approach towards educating, training, and disciplining the "Guardians" of the ideal City. Along the way, he explores some implications for how education ought to take place for people outside of the ideal City as well -- dealing with the nature and function of music and physical exercise, and the effects that these sorts of training have upon our souls -- particularly the thumotic or "spirited" part of the soul. He also introduces the issue of "imitations," bringing in the Forms as criteria.
Lecture 4
Plato, Republic (lecture 4)
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Plato, Republic (lecture 4)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of books 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 of Plato's great work, The Republic.

This video focuses on some passages in book 4, specifically the discussion of the three parts of the human soul, their distinctive operations, and their proper ordering or functioning.
Lecture 5
Plato, Republic (lecture 5)
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Plato, Republic (lecture 5)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of books 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 of Plato's great work, The Republic.

This video focuses on some passages in book 3 and 4, discussing the nature of the "cardinal virtues" -- wisdom, justice, courage, and temperance.
Lecture 6
Plato, Republic (lecture 6)
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Plato, Republic (lecture 6)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of books 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 of Plato's great work, The Republic.

This video focuses on some passages in book 6 and 7, discussing the relationship between rulership and wisdom -- or at least what it ought to be according to Plato. We also discuss one of the great analogies that Plato uses to illustrate the difference between appearance and reality, and the path of education to understanding reality -- the Allegory of the Cave
Lecture 7
Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 1)
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Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 1)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Epictetus' Discourses

This video introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes.





If you're interested in my Stoicism Week videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4gvlOxpKKIh9A22Tf40y7...
Lecture 8
Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 2)
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Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 2)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Epictetus' Discourses

This video discusses Epictetus remarks about the beginning or origin of Philosophy -- which he locates in the experience of disagreement among people about fundamental matters -- by contrast to Aristotle's famous dictum that "philosophy begins in wonder."

Epictetus argues that although all human beings possess the same basic general ideas or "preconceptions" (proleipsis), they differ considerably when it comes down to applying those to particulars





If you're interested in my Stoicism Week videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4gvlOxpKKIh9A22Tf40y7...
Lecture 9
Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 3)
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Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 3)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Epictetus' Discourses

This video discusses Epictetus views on the central Stoic distinction between things that are in, and things that are not in our power





If you're interested in my Stoicism Week videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4gvlOxpKKIh9A22Tf40y7...
Lecture 10
Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 4)
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Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 4)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Epictetus' Discourses

This video discusses Epictetus' conception of human nature, focusing specifically on what he alternately calls the "ruling part", the "rational part", and the "faculty of choice" (prohairesis) -- and on their central roles in determining the kind of human being a person is and will be





If you're interested in my Stoicism Week videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4gvlOxpKKIh9A22Tf40y7...
Lecture 11
Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 5)
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Epictetus, Discourses (lecture 5)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Epictetus' Discourses

This video discusses Epictetus' interpretations of the Stoic conception of Providence, how human beings fit into the providential order, and what the relationship between humanity and the divine is and ought to be.





If you're interested in my Stoicism Week videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4gvlOxpKKIh9A22Tf40y7...
Lecture 12
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 1)
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Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 1)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Boethius' work, The Consolation of Philosophy

This video introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes.
Lecture 13
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 2)
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Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 2)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Boethius' work, The Consolation of Philosophy

This video focuses on the theme of the personification of Philosophy as a semi-divine woman in the Consolation. We look at what function this literary device plays in the work -- and what it means for Philosophy to be something personal.
Lecture 14
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 3)
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Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 3)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Boethius' work, The Consolation of Philosophy

This video examines the status of what Boethius calls the "goods of fortune" -- those goods which he previously enjoyed, but now find himself deprived of -- wealth, property, reputation, fame, position, and power. While all of these are indeed good things, and do draw our human desire, none of them are the fundamental good for human beings, and all of them contain some inadequacies in their very nature.
Lecture 15
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 4)
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Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 4)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Boethius' work, The Consolation of Philosophy

This video discusses what goods -- or dimensions of the good -- human beings are really seeking in the "goods of fortune", and examines the implications of Boethius' claims that ultimately the good for human beings is God, and that we enjoy that good through cultivation of virtue.
Lecture 16
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 5)
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Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 5)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Boethius' work, The Consolation of Philosophy

This video discusses the connection between two key topics: Boethius' understanding of the working of Providence, its connection with Fate; and the conception of evil as simply privation of Being. In Boethius' viewpoint, evil does occur within the ordering of all events providentially, but only because those who engage in evil are actually to some degree lacking the being or nature which they ought to have.
Lecture 17
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 6)
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Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 6)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Boethius' work, The Consolation of Philosophy

This video examines Boethius' attempt to provide a solution to a deep metaphysical problem -- how can divine foreknowledge and human freedom be compatible. He sets out the problem itself as a dilemma, then considers several possible solutions that turn out to be inadequate, and then frames a new solution of his own.
Lecture 18
Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 1)
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Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 1)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Rene Descartes' work, The Discourse on Method

This video introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes.
Lecture 19
Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 2)
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Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 2)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Rene Descartes' work, the Discourse on Method

This video discuses the quest for completely certain and reliable knowledge motivating Rene Descartes, narrated in the first part of the Discourse on Method. He examines the claims to provide knowledge for all of the various disciplines which he studied, then discuses the possibility of acquiring knowledge through life experience, and finally turns to a decision to start a new project.
Lecture 20
Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 3)
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Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 3)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Rene Descartes' work, the Discourse on Method

This video focuses specifically on Descartes' Rules of Method and his maxims of the Provisional Morality, discussed in parts 2 and 3 of the work
Lecture 21
Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 4)
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Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 4)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Rene Descartes' work, the Discourse on Method

This video examines part of the metaphysical core of the Discourse -- part 4 -- where Descartes uses his method of methodological doubt to strip away all of his previous beliefs and opinions, to see if there is anything that can not be doubted.

As it turns out, "I think, therefore I am" -- the famous Cartesian Cogito -- is such an indubitable, and from there, Descartes goes to explore the nature of human being as thinking substance.
Lecture 22
Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 5)
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Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 5)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Rene Descartes' work, the Discourse on Method

This video discusses Descartes' arguments for the existence of God in the Discourse, and Descartes' views about the divine nature.
Lecture 23
Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 6)
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Descartes, Discourse on Method (lecture 6)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Rene Descartes' work, the Discourse on Method

This video discusses some of the implications of Descartes' mind-body distinction brought out in part 5 of the Discourse -- particularly the difference between human beings, machines, and animals.
Lecture 24
Hobbes, Leviathan (lecture 1)
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Hobbes, Leviathan (lecture 1)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing Thomas Hobbes' masterwork, Leviathan.

This video introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes.
Lecture 25
Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 2)
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Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 2)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing Thomas Hobbes' masterwork, Leviathan.

This video discusses the mechanistic and materialist conception of human beings that Hobbes articulates in the first six chapters of the work
Lecture 26
Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 3)
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Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 3)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing Thomas Hobbes' masterwork, Leviathan.

This video continues the discussion of Hobbes' mechanistic and materialist conception of human beings that Hobbes, now looking at the structure of human motivation - from Endeavor to Desire and Aversion, and then into the play and development of all of the passions felt and experienced by human beings.
Lecture 27
Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 4)
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Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 4)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing Thomas Hobbes' masterwork, Leviathan.

Here, we look at Hobbes' reworking of traditional moral vocabulary, in which he gives different meanings and explanations to terms such as "good", "bad", "useful", "harmful", etc., examining these as expressions of the play of the human passions, and ultimately stemming from Desire and Aversion.
Lecture 28
Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 5)
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Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 5)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing Thomas Hobbes' masterwork, Leviathan.

This video examines Hobbes' depiction of the state of nature as a condition of "war of all against all". In it, we examine the three main sources for human conflict, as Hobbes views them, and discuss why they make conflict inevitable in Hobbes' view.
Lecture 29
Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 6)
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Hobbes Leviathan (lecture 6)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing Thomas Hobbes' masterwork, Leviathan.

This video. . . .
Lecture 30
Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 1)
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Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 1)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's work, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Human Beings

This video introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes.
Lecture 31
Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 2)
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Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 2)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's work, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Human Beings

This video looks at the main argument made in the work, discussing how, in Rousseau's view, we human beings make transitions from a primeval asocial state of nature, to primitive cultures, and finally to unhappy civilized societies.
Lecture 32
Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 3)
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Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 3)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's work, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Human Beings

This video examines the "State of Nature" for human beings, as Rousseau depicts it. It also discusses his criticisms of other philosophers' and social theorists' views on the state of nature. Rousseau argues that humans emerge from the asocial state of nature gradually, by the use and development of two distinctively human capacities -- the faculty of will, and the capacity for self-improvement.
Lecture 33
Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 4)
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Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 4)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's work, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Human Beings

This video looks at Rousseau's discussions in that work about the transition from a state of nature to primitive human cultures. We focus particularly on some of the key developments -- language, thought, the passions, comparison, property, agriculture, and metalurgy.
Lecture 34
Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 5)
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Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 5)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's work, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Human Beings

This video examines Rousseau's views on the development of moral conceptions as human beings move from the state of nature, to primitive societies, and into civilizations
Lecture 35
Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 6)
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Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (lecture 6)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's work, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality Among Human Beings

This video . . ..
Lecture 36
Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 1)
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Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 1)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing selected chapters from Mary Wollstonecraft's work, The Vindication of the Rights of Women.

This video introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes.
Lecture 37
Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 2)
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Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 2)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing selected chapters from Mary Wollstonecraft's work, The Vindication of the Rights of Women.

This video discusses Wollstonecraft's conception of Civilization, and her criticisms of Rousseau's optimistic picture of barbarism. In Wollstonecraft's view, "civilized" western European societies are not yet civilized, and one of the main causes for this is the inequalities between men and women.
Lecture 38
Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 3)
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Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 3)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing selected chapters from Mary Wollstonecraft's work, The Vindication of the Rights of Women.

This video discusses Wollstonecraft's conception of human perfectibility, particularly its connection with reason and virtue. She also argues that men and women are capable of -- and ought to engage in -- development of the same virtues
Lecture 39
Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 4)
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Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 4)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing selected chapters from Mary Wollstonecraft's work, The Vindication of the Rights of Women.

This video looks at Wollstonecraft's broad conception of "education", and how the education women are typically afforded, instead of developing the intellect and the moral virtues, stifles these and generates a condition of dependency.
Lecture 40
Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 5)
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Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 5)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing selected chapters from Mary Wollstonecraft's work, The Vindication of the Rights of Women.

This video discusses Wollstonecraft's views about what goes on in the typical marriage, and what an ideal marriage -- one which both partners are equals, and develop intellectually and morally -- would entail.
Lecture 41
Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 6)
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Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women (lecture 6)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing selected chapters from Mary Wollstonecraft's work, The Vindication of the Rights of Women.

This video discusses Wollstonecraft's distinction between modesty understood as a gendered "virtue" (but not a real virtue) and modesty as a genuine virtuous disposition. In the course of that discussion, we also examine several other connected moral states she analyses, including pride, humility, and bashfulness.
Lecture 42
Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 1)
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Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 1)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Karl Marx's works, Estranged Labor and The Communist Manifesto

This video introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes.
Lecture 43
Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 2)
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Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 2)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Karl Marx's works, Estranged Labor and The Communist Manifesto

This video focuses specifically on Marx's early work, Estranged Labor and discusses the four modes of alienation detailed in that work.
Lecture 44
Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 3)
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Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 3)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Karl Marx's works, Estranged Labor and The Communist Manifesto

This video examines Marx and Engel's conception of class struggle and history in the Communist Manifesto, particularly the rise of the bourgeoisie from a minor class in earlier historical periods to the dominant class in the modern industrial period.
Lecture 45
Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 4)
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Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 4)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Karl Marx's works, Estranged Labor and The Communist Manifesto

This video discusses the formation and emergence of the revolutionary class in industrial capitalism, the Proletariat
Lecture 46
Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 5)
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Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 5)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Karl Marx's works, Estranged Labor and The Communist Manifesto

This video discusses what Marx and Engels envision the role of the Communist Party to be in relation to leadership of, and the development of class consciousness in, the Proletariat. They also address some of the objections made against the Communist program, and set out what their particular goals are.
Lecture 47
Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 6)
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Karl Marx (and Engels), The Communist Manifesto (lecture 6)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Karl Marx's works, Estranged Labor and The Communist Manifesto

This video examines the Marxist critique of other forms of Socialism articulated in the third part of the Communist manifesto, as well as the Marxist argument that only their program can adequately address the condition of the Proletariat
Lecture 48
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 1)
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 1)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing two key works by Martin Luther King Jr., the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and the "I Have a Dream" speech

This video introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes.
Lecture 49
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 2)
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 2)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing two key works by Martin Luther King Jr., the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and the "I Have a Dream" speech

This video focuses on King's depiction and analysis of racism and segregation as fundamentally wrong and illegitimate forms of inequality in America
Lecture 50
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 3)
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 3)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing two key works by Martin Luther King Jr., the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and the "I Have a Dream" speech

This video focuses on King's discussion and reinterpretation of the classical distinction between just and unjust laws.
Lecture 51
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 4)
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 4)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing two key works by Martin Luther King Jr., the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and the "I Have a Dream" speech

This video focuses on King's discussion of how non-violent direct action is supposed to work, and what effects it is intended to have on aggressors, the larger public, and the oppressed community
Lecture 52
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 5)
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail (lecture 5)
This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing two key works by Martin Luther King Jr., the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and the "I Have a Dream" speech

This video focuses on King's conception of "racial justice" as a goal or end for non-violent action.