Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the 20th century philosophy of existentialism
Professor Ralf Dahrendorf defines liberty and evaluates its evolution in society.
Edward Said considers how far an intellectual should participate in the public sphere.
Anne McElvoy invites Sarah Ditum and Kate Andrews to explore each other's perspective.
Has our sense of collective belonging been lost?
Barrister Harry Potter on John Stuart Mill's ideas about individual freedom and the state.
Are people too willing to trade civil liberties for material comfort?
Leading thinkers propose solutions to the structural problems of our age.
When should the common good outweigh our freedom to do as we please?
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
Gavin Haynes explores the rebirth of classical liberalism online.
Melvyn Bragg explores the concept of the individual from the Renaissance to today.
Are we one or are we many? Examining individualism via a colonial jellyfish
Bertrand Russell argues for the importance of individual initiative in a community.
Nick Cohen argues the liberal left is failing Muslims fighting inequality in the community
Maria Margaronis explores what lies behind the trans revolution.
Prof Michael Sandel discusses the philosophy of welfare benefits with a Boston audience.
Writer AL Kennedy explores existentialist ideas about the individual.