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The Power of Knowledge / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Other author/creatorBBC Worldwide Ltd.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2012.
Description1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Heroes of the Enlightenment: How Power Came to the People
Heroes of the Enlightenment. UNAUTHORIZED
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)
Abstract 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.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2013.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2012.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number52473s Films Media Group
Publisher number52474 Films Media Group

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