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The Power of Knowledge

Title
The Power of Knowledge [electronic resource (video)] / BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2013], c2012.
Physical Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Local Notes
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Notes
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on March 15, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
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Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
The 18th-century movement known as the Age of Enlightenment saw the rise of intellectuals who endorsed freedom of thought apart from the dictates of state and religion, thus laying the foundation for advances in science, social philosophy, and culture. This program discusses the contributions of Immanuel Kant, Isaac Newton, Denis Diderot, the Marquês de Pombal, and Erasmus Darwin.
Variant and related titles
Films on demand.
Other formats
Originally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2012.
Format
Images / Online / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 20, 2019
Series
Heroes of the Enlightenment.
Heroes of the Enlightenment: How Power Came to the People
System details note
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience
11 & up.
Contents
Introduction to Heroes of the Enlightenment (2:00)
Newton's Universal Rules of Science (1:36)
Gravity & Newton's Power of Observation (1:25)
Dissemination of Newton's Theory of Gravity (2:51)
Church's Endorsement of Newton's Theory (1:02)
Newton & the Study of Nature (1:08)
Newton's Experiment with Prisms & Light (1:33)
Legacy of Newton's Contributions (2:09)
Voltaire in England (2:49)
Voltaire & Freedom of the Pen (0:57)
French Climate that Produced Voltaire & Diderot (1:50)
Diderot's Controversial Intellectual Project (2:34)
Diderot's "Encyclopédie" (3:10)
Social Impact of Diderot's "Encyclopédie" (2:02)
Catholic Authority in Portugal (1:21)
Lisbon Earthquake (2:32)
Doubting the Church After Lisbon Earthquake (1:50)
Pombal's Goals for a New Lisbon (3:44)
Pombal's Renovation of Lisbon (2:00)
Pombal's Victory Over Church (2:35)
English Industrialization & Erasmus Darwin (3:22)
Darwin On the Earth's Age (3:22)
Darwin On Origins of Life (3:06)
Preview of Next Episode & Credits: The Power of Knowledge: Heroes of the Enlightenment (1:09)
Videorecording number
52473s Infobase
52474 Infobase
Genre/Form
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Also listed under
BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Infobase.
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