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Influential Thinkers

Videos from personalities of science, technology and humanities who have influenced me

  • Bertrand Russell

    A historical documentary of the 50th anniversary Nobel Prize ceremony. Russell receives the Nobel Prize in Literature 1950 (9 min. 59 sec.) (Swedish Video)

  • Bertrand Russell

    The History Channel reports the passing of Bertrand Russell at age 97 (53 sec.)

  • John Dewey

    About his life and work (3min. 57 sec.)

  • B.F. Skinner

    B.F. Skinner on operant conditioning (3 min. 57 sec.)


  • Sigmund Freud

    One of the latest clips of Freud between 1932 and 1938 (38 sec.)

  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud speaks in a recorder made by BBC (2 min. 26 sec.) (AUDIO)

  • Sigmund Freud

    An interesting home footage shot made by Freud’s family (49 sec.)

  • Rita Levi-Montalcini

    Rita Levi-Montalcini receiving the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1 min. 33 sec.)


  • Rita Levi-Montalcini

    Rita Levi-Montalcini at the age of 99: An interview excerpt in Rome on the 26th of November of 2008 conducted by Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobel Prize Organization (2 min. 51 sec.)

  • Jean Piaget

    Jean Piaget’s Developmental Theory: An overview by Davidson Films (4 min.)

  • José Ortega y Gasset

    The spaniard philosopher José Ortega y Gasset speaks about the concept of history and Europe (2 min 29 sec.) (Spanish audio)

  • Erich Fromm

    Excerpt from an Erich Fromm interview (6 min.)


  • Martin Heidegger

    Martin Heidegger interviewed by 3Sat on the question of being (8 min. 42 sec.) (German Audio with French subtitles)

  • Jacques Maritain

    An interview with Jacques Maritain conducted by Gerald B. Phelan, chairperson of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute in the late 1940s (9 min. 49 sec.) (Audio recorded on phonograph of the student radio station)

  • Simone de Beauvoir

    The first part of four of an interview with Simone de Beauvoir conducted by Wilfrid Lemoine on November 13, 1959 for the Television of Canada Radio of Montreal (10 min.) (French video)

  • Jürgen Habermas

    An interview with Jürgen Habermas on his theory of Communicative Action (4 min. 56 sec.)


  • Rogelio Díaz Guerrero

    The Mexican psychologist Rogelio Díaz Guerrero at his home in Colonia Polanco, in México, D.F (4 min. 40 sec.) (Spanish video)

  • Paulo Freire

    A brief comment by Paulo Freire on the need of teachers to become lifelong learners (4 min. 40 sec.) (Portuguese video)

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs at the presentation of MAC II in January 3, 1984 (4 min. 48 sec.)

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs as a keynote speaker at the University of Stanford Commencement 2005 (14 min. 33 sec.)


  • Albert Bandura

    Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory: An Introduction by Davidson Films. (3 min. 56 sec.)

  • John Ralston Saul

    Excerpt of an interview with Canadian essayist John Ralston Saul on globalism and world’s economy conducted by Ramona Koval (ABC RN) on May 20, 2010 at Sydney Writers’ Festival (7 mins. 45 sec.)

  • Xabier Gorostiaga

    Clip from Jesuit Xabier Gorostiaga, 4 months before he died on September 14, 2003 of brain cancer aged 66. An advocate for the poor, who lectured all over the world on economic development and social justice. (1min.59 sec.) (Spanish)

  • Ernesto Sábato

    The Argentinean writer and physicist Ernesto Sábato, filmed by his son Mario Sábato in this trailer. You can view the full movie here (2 min. 06 sec.) (Spanish)


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