Philosophy from the BBC

I have not yet finished listening to all these programmes, but so far, I’ve really enjoyed the ‘A History of Ideas‘ series, though I’m not sure that the title really lived up to the contents of the programmes, which are really contemporary dissections of ideas, informed by their histories.  Highlights included Simon Schaffer’s discussion of beauty. The common thread running through many of the programmes seemed to be ‘to what extent do we make our choices freely, or how much are they determined, perhaps by our genetics, culture, upbringing or environment?’.

Oh, and the Doctor Who -v- Philosophers is great fun.

 

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