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The Resource Philosophy, religion, and the meaning of life, Professor Francis J. Ambrosio

Philosophy, religion, and the meaning of life, Professor Francis J. Ambrosio

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Philosophy, religion, and the meaning of life
Title
Philosophy, religion, and the meaning of life
Statement of responsibility
Professor Francis J. Ambrosio
Creator
Contributor
Author
Speaker
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This course charts how the question of life's meaning has been pursued through the ages, highlighting the Western philosophical and religious paths in the human search for meaningful living
Member of
Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • instructional materials
Cataloging source
DAD
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Ambrosio, Francis J
Dewey number
128
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
lectures speeches
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Professor Francis J. Ambrosio, Georgetown University
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Teaching Company
  • Recorded Books, LLC
Series statement
Great courses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Heroes
  • Saints
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Philosophy, religion, and the meaning of life, Professor Francis J. Ambrosio
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Course no. 4610
  • The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 36 lectures
  • Accompanying PDF contains course workbook in CD-ROM format
Accompanying material
1 PDF.
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Meaning: a question and a commitment -- Hero and saint: mapping the cultural genome -- The heroic age: the Greek worldview -- Heroism and the tragic view of life -- Plato: politics, justice, and philosophy -- Plato's Republic: the hero's reward -- The heroic ideal in late Stoicism -- "In the beginning": the Hebrew worldview -- Father Abraham, the first saint -- Saintly types in the Hebrew Bible -- Jesus as saintly innovator: forgiving love -- Hero or saint? Saul of Tarsus -- Hero or saint? Augustine of Hippo -- Mohammed: the prophet as saintly innovator -- Saint Francis and Dante: saintly troubadours -- The agony and ecstasy of Michelangelo -- Enlightenment patterns of cultural mutation -- Mt. Myrah revisited: saintly transgression -- A history of suspicion: Marx, Darwin, Freud -- Nietzsche: the return of the tragic hero -- Dostoevsky: the return of the saint -- A century of trauma -- The quantum leap -- Existentialism: Sartre and de Beauvoir -- Camus and the absurd hero -- Flannery O'Connor and the mystery of grace -- The Holocaust and the crisis of forgiveness -- Faulkner and Beckett: images of the forlorn -- Viktor Frankl: freedom's search for meaning -- Simone Weil: imagining the secular saint -- Simone Weil: a new Augustine? -- Identifying the secular saint -- The secular saint at the movies -- Ernest Becker: the denial of death -- Terror and hope in a planetary age -- The secular saint: learning to walk upright
Control code
ocn919092743
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
PDF workbook version.
Extent
18 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490678597
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • GC0658
  • 4610
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)919092743
System details
PDF requires Adobe Reader or PDF reader
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Philosophy, religion, and the meaning of life, Professor Francis J. Ambrosio
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Course no. 4610
  • The length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of 36 lectures
  • Accompanying PDF contains course workbook in CD-ROM format
Accompanying material
1 PDF.
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Meaning: a question and a commitment -- Hero and saint: mapping the cultural genome -- The heroic age: the Greek worldview -- Heroism and the tragic view of life -- Plato: politics, justice, and philosophy -- Plato's Republic: the hero's reward -- The heroic ideal in late Stoicism -- "In the beginning": the Hebrew worldview -- Father Abraham, the first saint -- Saintly types in the Hebrew Bible -- Jesus as saintly innovator: forgiving love -- Hero or saint? Saul of Tarsus -- Hero or saint? Augustine of Hippo -- Mohammed: the prophet as saintly innovator -- Saint Francis and Dante: saintly troubadours -- The agony and ecstasy of Michelangelo -- Enlightenment patterns of cultural mutation -- Mt. Myrah revisited: saintly transgression -- A history of suspicion: Marx, Darwin, Freud -- Nietzsche: the return of the tragic hero -- Dostoevsky: the return of the saint -- A century of trauma -- The quantum leap -- Existentialism: Sartre and de Beauvoir -- Camus and the absurd hero -- Flannery O'Connor and the mystery of grace -- The Holocaust and the crisis of forgiveness -- Faulkner and Beckett: images of the forlorn -- Viktor Frankl: freedom's search for meaning -- Simone Weil: imagining the secular saint -- Simone Weil: a new Augustine? -- Identifying the secular saint -- The secular saint at the movies -- Ernest Becker: the denial of death -- Terror and hope in a planetary age -- The secular saint: learning to walk upright
Control code
ocn919092743
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
PDF workbook version.
Extent
18 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490678597
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • GC0658
  • 4610
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)919092743
System details
PDF requires Adobe Reader or PDF reader
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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