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PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy (Online): Films on Demand

This guide will introduce you to useful resources for PHI 101 course assignments. If you have questions or comments, please contact

Films on Demand


Specific videos that may be of interest to Philosophy 101 students:

  • Great Philosophers Series
    ‚ÄčThis 15-part BBC series profiles a number of philosophers, including Plato, Descartes, and Hume. Each video covers philosophers’ intellectual accomplishments and ideas within the context of their times.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre: The Road to Freedom
    Jean-Paul Sartre’s abstract ideas, grounded in everyday life, crystallized the mood of the times and became both a rallying point for youth and a touchstone for reaction to world events. This 8-segment video includes archival footage and accounts from some of Sartre's close friends.
  • Modern Philosophy
    Part of the series Great Ideas of Philosophy II‚Äč, this video addresses the major philosophical currents of the 16th century—and the explosive controversies surrounding them.
  • Socrates: Genius of the Ancient World
    This video investigates the revolutionary ideas of Socrates.



Films on Demand Citations

Citation Tool:

Each film or segment within this database has a citation tool . Here is how you find it:

1. Click the link to the film or segment.

2. Look directly below the screen for "Citation." When you click on this, the citation appear in a box below.

3. Click the button with the correct citation style for your course. ENG 111 uses MLA.

4. Copy and paste the citation into your document. Remember to check the citation for errors after you have copied it. 

Keep it Simple With a Keyword Search

Keyword Search:

For a more indepth explanation of searching, please click on the "Articles" tab above or here and go to the "Search Tips" box.

Select the most important 2-3 keywords. These are terms related to your topic. For instance, let's say your argument essay debates if global warming is affecting people in the tropics. Your keywords could be:

global warming, people, tropics