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Philip Dodd examines whatever happened to the concept of kindness with psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor, who argue in a new book that it is essential to our emotional and mental health.

Plus a discussion of the influence of French writer Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, seen by many as the first ever anarchist thinker, and a review of the Darren Aronofsky film The Wrestler, which stars Mickey Rourke as a retired fighter, and which won the top prize at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.

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45 minutes

Last on

Tue 13 Jan 2009 21:15

Free Thinking

Free Thinking

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