Written and delivered by Mark Steel, each lecture presents persuasive, yet witty, arguments for the importance of Descartes. Mark Steel looks at Descartes life and philosophy. He starts with some background about Descartes. He also discusses Aristotle and his thoughts and how Parliament instructed people not to attack his thoughts. Descartes said his best ideas would come if he was clear of all distractions, he said his clearest thoughts would come if he was in an oven. Video does not show historical pictures, it uses current background and people to help with the lecturers ideas. Presenter has a heavy English accent, which is sometimes hard to understand. Video is good quality and is appropriate for high school students.