Wisdom for Life: A Guide to Western Philosophy

Western Philosophy DVD - an intorduction

This program on Western Philosophy, was produced in response to the 9/11 terror attacks, and makes the case for the West - and in particular the West’s pluralistic approach to reasoning and morality.  Interviews with nine clear thinkers give an introduction to Western Philosophy.  Subjects introduced include building up a moral system, the golden rule, the basics of logic (premise and inference) and pluralism.  The ideals of Plato, Aristotle, Otto Neurath, Kierkegaard, Wittenstein and John Rawls are also discussed.

FEATURING: Akeel Bilgrami, Taylor Carman, Arthur Danto, Virginia Held, Diana Meyers, Susan Neiman, Bernard Reginster, Richard Rorty & Achille Varzi

The below section from this PBS documentary features Richard Rorty and Susan Neiman

Band of 9 Philosophers