Zeitgeist - The Spirit of the Age
Laurie Taylor considers Zeitgeist and discusses the idea that ideas can change the world with philosopher Anthony O’Hear, sociologist, Richard Sennett and the writer and cultural critic, Marina Warner. Together they trace a succession of Spirits of the Age and wonder if the Big Idea has had its day.
The end result of their deliberations is that Laurie Taylor decides he’s much closer to being a thoroughly modern man that he’d thought he was. Find out why and whether the panel agree with his modest proposal.
Richard Sennett is Chairman and School Professor in the Sociology Department at the London School of Economics
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