The Wisdom Page 


Copthorne Macdonald's
Streaming Media Materials

(For Wisdom Page audio/video materials contributed by others, check out the The Wisdom Page Podcast.)

Most of the materials below are offered in one or more streaming-media formats:
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WISDOM-FOCUSED VIDEOS

WISDOM and THE WISDOM PAGE
A 9-minute video that introduces the three big questions concerning wisdom: What is wisdom? Why is wisdom important? and How can we develop wisdom? It touches on answers to all three, and invites the viewer to visit The Wisdom Page website and explore the matter more deeply.

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YouTube streaming video presentation

TALKS

Personal and Societal Wisdom: Some thoughts on their nature and development
A talk given at Orlando's University Unitarian Universalist Society on April 2, 2006. (44 minutes long)

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MP3 streaming audio presentation

Right-click and Save Target As to download the MP3 talk file from the UUUS archives

A text-with-slides written transcript of the presentation

WISDOM: The Highest Aim of Life and Higher Education
Copthorne Macdonald's “Thomas P. Johnson Distiguished Visiting Scholar” 2006 address at Rollins College.
(53 minutes long)

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MP3 streaming audio presentation

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A text-with-slides written transcript of the presentation

A streaming audio presentation of the discussion that followed Cop's talk

INTERVIEWS

Get a Life!
Jason Merchey interviews Cop Macdonald and Alan Nordsrom about Cop's book Getting a Life and its use in Alan Nordstrom's Rollins College writing class. (1 hour total, in one segment.)

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Self-Actualization
Jason Merchey interviews Copthorne Macdonald and Richard Trowbridge about Abraham Maslow's work and the concept of Self-Actualization. (1 hour total, in three segments.)

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Wisdom: We Need a Revolution
In this program Jason Merchey interviews Nicholas Maxwell and Copthorne Macdonald about the need to transform academia from a knowledge focus to a wisdom focus. (1 hour total in three segments..)

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An Exploration of Wisdom
Here Jason Merchey interviews Wes Nisker and Copthorne Macdonald about the nature and development of wisdom. (1 hour total in three segments.)

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A CBC TV interview concerning Wisdom
Doug Huskelson of CBC TV (Canadian Broadcasting Company) interviews Copthorne Macdonald about wisdom on the occasion of the publication of Cop's book Toward Wisdom. (6 minutes 36 seconds.)

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DOCUMENTARIES

Becoming Wise
This is a CBC Ideas radio documentary about Copthorne Macdonald by writer/broadcaster Deirdre Kessler. This program was aired on the national radio network of the Canadian Broadcasting Company. (55 minutes.)

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An Early Art and Technology Collaboration
This is JoDee Samuelson's video documentary about Copthorne Macdonald's 1967-68 art project collaboration with artist Roberta Phillips. (11 minutes.)

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PODCAST EPISODES
Episode 2 — What is Wisdom?, Part 1     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 3 — What is Wisdom?, Part 2     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 4 — The Identity Delusion     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 7 — The Need for Wisdom     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 8 — Dealing with Reactivity, Part 1     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 9 — Dealing with Reactivity, Part 2     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 10 — Seeing the Unity: The Three Stages     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 11: — Seeing the Unity: Disidentifying     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 12 — Seeing the Unity: Identifying with Being     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 13 — The Path to Wisdom    (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 15 — Freedom     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 16 — A Wisdom-Based Culture     (To download, right-click here and Save Target As)
Episode 19 — WISDOM and THE WISDOM PAGE
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