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Plato's heaven : a user's guide : a conversation with James Robert Brown / Open Agenda Publishing.

Publication:
[Toronto, Ontario] : Open Agenda Publishing, [2013] , ©2013
Series:
Ideas Roadshow
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (61 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Brown, James Robert -- Interviews.
Platonists.
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Interviews.
System Details:
DVD-R, NTSC, Region 1.
Summary:
What do mathematicians actually do? Just move symbols around or search to uncover undying truths? Most mathematicians shy away from addresing the question, but James Robert Brown plunges straight in to describe his implacable Platonist beliefs.
Contents:
Definitions and Platons
Appeals to authority, naturalism, and falling trees
Glimpsing Plato's Heaven through thought experiments
Even more we don't understand : the mind-body problem
Philosophical schisms
The personal Platonist
Philosophy as a team sport.
Participant:
Host, Howard Burton.
Credits:
Producer, Howard Burton; editor, Andrew Niblo; music, Shafton Thomas.
Notes:
Videodisc release of the documentary motion picture produced in 2013.
Aspect ratio 16:9.
Contributor:
Brown, James Robert, interviewee.
Burton, Howard, 1965- interviewer, producer.
Niblo, Andrew, editor.
Thomas, Shafton, musician.
Open Agenda Publishing, film production company, film distribution company.
OCLC:
919166766
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