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Rethinking the Human Condition

The programme discusses memory and looks at public intellectuals across time. Plus, Matthew Sweet considers the responsibility of thinking with Isaiah Berlin's editor, Henry Hardy.

Matthew Sweet considers the responsibility of thinking with Henry Hardy, who published the works of Isaiah Berlin, one of the 20th century's greatest public intellectuals. New Generation Thinker, Dafydd Daniel reflects on the 18th century Thomas Woolston whose thinking got him imprisoned plus what we remember and why we remember and what and why we forget in a discussion of the literature and science of memory with Hilde Østby &‎ Ylva Østby.

Henry Hardy has written In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure
Diving For Seahorses: A Journey Through the Science of Memory by Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby explores the study of memory from the Renaissance to the present day.
Dafydd Daniel is a New Generation Thinker and the McDonald Lecturer in Theology and Ethics, University of Oxford.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith

Main Image: Sir Isaiah Berlin, pictured in May 1976

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