Ernie Rea discusses whether Just War Theory is rendered null and void by modern warfare.
Jonathan Sumption assess the pros and cons of written and unwritten constitutions
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Matthew Syed asks whether the secret to happiness lies in abandoning social hierarchy.
Josie Long hears stories of what follows after the storm
Emmanuel Ordóñez-Angulo asks whether virtual reality could be an 'empathy machine'.
Professor Sandel makes the case for a moral and civic renewal in democratic politics.
Neurobiologist Colin Blakemore explains how the mind creates sight and perception.
Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lectures.
What if happiness isn’t about the self at all?
Sarah Dunant looks through history to understand apparently irrational behaviour.
Actress and broadcaster Jameela Jamil asks how we should navigate consent.
David Attenborough recalls moments of personal happiness.
How do our senses work together to shape the experience of eating? Barry Smith explores.
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
FT editor Lionel Barber and Blue Labour founder Lord Glasman debate profit and corruption.
Is it a good idea for us to feel each other's pain? Jolyon Jenkins investigates empathy.
Michael Blastland invites us to discover the way people think, behave and make decisions.
Helena Kennedy QC explores the deeper claims of human rights to be truly universal.
David, who has severe learning difficulties, has been diagnosed with a form of cancer.
Helena Kennedy QC explores the key idea of consent in our politics, law and digital lives.
James Jones focuses on big business corporations and asks how they can become 'virtuous'.
Helena Kennedy QC explores idea of consent in our politics, law, media and digital lives.
Michael Blastland discovers whether opening up can generate trust.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the notion of evil in western philosophy.
Does true happiness, Nirvana, come from dissolving the self?
Is what matters denting the universe and unleashing the biggest you?
Melvyn Bragg considers what it is to be free and how freedom became such a powerful value.
Pints and philosophical puzzles with Matthew Sweet. Do we have free will?