Philosophy & Religion


Durkheim: Suicide and the Rules 22 min.

In Durkheim’s book The Rules of Sociological Method he explains his key concept of “social facts” and gives language and currency as examples of them. He devotes a whole book – Suicide – as his third example of such. This academic audiobook with sociology professor Garry Potter explains Durkheim's focus upon Suicide as the most counter-intuitive and difficult example to make his case for the soci...

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Marx's Capital 27 min.

Designed to make complicated ideas more accessible to undergraduates, this academic audiobook with sociologist Garry Potter briefly explains the key ideas of Marx’s three-volume work Das Kapital.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Marx's Theory of Alienation 23 min.

People are unhappy. Marx’s Theory of Alienation explains why. This academic audiobook with sociology professor Garry Potter, explains how the concept of alienation combines with a kind of theory of human nature — Species Being. Potter explains that it is not a biological theory; rather it is based upon a fundamental feature of the human condition — that we must interact with nature to survive, we...

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Postmodernism 24 min.

This academic audiobook with sociology professor Garry Potter explains the central arguments of Weber’s classic work. Potter examines the evolution of religious beliefs for purely doctrinal reasons in forms of Protestantism and their profound effect upon the evolution of attitudes towards work and saving and investment: “the spirit of capitalism.”

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 24 min.

Geared towards making concepts understandable for undergraduates, this academic audiobook with sociology professor Garry Potter explains postmodernism generally, and the ideas of its two most prominent thinkers – Jean Francois Lyotard and Jean Baudrillard.

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Billy Graham 112 min.

Explore the life and career of one of the best-known and most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century. From humble beginnings on a North Carolina farm, Graham rose to prominence with a fiery preaching style and folksy charm. This film examines the preacher’s extraordinary influence on American politics and culture from 1949 to 1980, interweaving the voices of historians, scholars, witnes...

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The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song 240 min.

Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr, this series chronicles the rich history of an institution at the heart of the African American experience. Beginning with enslavement, traveling through Emancipation, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights movement, and ending in the present-day, Gates takes viewers on a journey through time, focusing on the key events, charismatic figures, political debat...

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The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song - Episode 1 110 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted their faith practices from slavery to emancipation.

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The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song - Episode 2 110 min.

Discover how the Black Church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement and the Black Church’s role in the present.

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Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations 82 min.

Antisemitism in the US and Europe is worsening in ways not seen since the 1930s, mutating across cultures, borders and ideologies. Explore its infectious behavior through interviews with victims, witnesses, antisemites, and others.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020