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Philosophers and Ideas

Leading philosophers and thinkers discuss their work and their ideas.

Leading philosophers and thinkers discuss their work and their ideas.

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GaiaGaia
A portrait of James Lovelock, originator of the theory that the earth is a living organism.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1989 ♦ 45 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
In Search of MemoryIn Search of Memory
The life and work of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel.
Icarus Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 95 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Islam Unknown (episode 1): Asma BarlasIslam Unknown (episode 1): Asma Barlas

Professor Asma Barlas doesn't call herself a feminist - but she is a believer in 'radical sexual equality' based on a reading of the Qur'an.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 2): Nasr Hamed Abu ZaydIslam Unknown (episode 2): Nasr Hamed Abu Zayd

Nasr Hamed Abu Zayd has always seen Islam as a religion rooted in social justice. After decades of exile from his home in Egypt, he remains a devout Muslim committed to a diversity of interpretations of scripture.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 3): Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'imIslam Unknown (episode 3): Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im is a Sufi dedicated both to Islam and to secularism.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 4): Amna NusayrIslam Unknown (episode 4): Amna Nusayr

Amna Nusayr discusses sharia and jihad - two notions that she says have been fundamentally misrepresented.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 5): Reza AslanIslam Unknown (episode 5): Reza Aslan

In this wide-ranging conversation about politics, society and culture, Reza Aslan argues that Islam is a religion based primarily on practice, rather than creed.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 27 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 6): Anouar MajidIslam Unknown (episode 6): Anouar Majid

Anouar Majid is a believer in the power of heresy.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 7): Omer OzsoyIslam Unknown (episode 7): Omer Ozsoy

Islamic theology, personal freedom, human rights and the head scarf.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 27 minutes
Islam Unknown (episode 8): Mehmet AsutayIslam Unknown (episode 8): Mehmet Asutay

Mehmet Asutay has devoted himself to developing a model for an Islamic economy that emphasizes social justice.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 27 minutes

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