Concepts in metaphysics in all BBC programmes
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henri Bergson's ideas about our experience of time passing
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Rene Descartes' famous statement.
Melvyn Bragg examines why ideas about consciousness preoccupy philosophers and scientists.
Melvyn Bragg considers what it is to be free and how freedom became such a powerful value.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss free will.
Melvyn Bragg investigates how neuroscience can explain the enigmas of consciousness.
Melvyn Bragg examines perception: how the brain reacts to the mass of data crowding it.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether mankind has made as much moral as material progress.
The history of cultural, medical, artistic and philosophical ideas about the human brain.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss our knowledge of memory and the functioning of the brain.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the measurement of time.
Melvyn Bragg examines the history of thought about the mind/body problem in philosophy.
The history of thought on immortality, the self and the afterlife.
Melvyn Bragg examines the history of mankind’s attempt to understand the nature of time.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss philosophical approaches to truth.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss whether it matters if memoirs aren’t entirely truthful.