History of ideas in all BBC programmes
Is a free market the best foundation for a fair, dynamic society?
Historian Justin Champion on 17th-century polymath Francis Bacon.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how to live a good life.
Philosopher Angie Hobbs examines whether beautiful things are also moral.
Philosopher Barry Smith explores ideas about consciousness.
Clare Carlisle grapples with Bishop Berkley's idea that objects only exist in our minds.
Philosopher Jules Evans asks Gus O'Donnell how to measure the good life.
Surgeon Gabriel Weston sees how medical technology has changed us.
Giles Fraser on moral character and Aristotle's Virtue ethics