How the French Revolution shocked Edmund Burke into defending British traditions.
Farrah Jarral concludes her series on anthropology by looking to the future.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 12th century Islamic philosopher, Averroes.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Persian Islamic philosopher Avicenna.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Jacobean thinker Francis Bacon and Baconian Science.
Baroness Mary Warnock curates the festival of her wildest dreams.
The philosopher heads back to her Winchester birthplace, home to her single mother of five
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Benjamin Franklin.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henri Bergson's ideas about our experience of time passing
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss influential British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Robin Ince listens back to some of the BBC archive of philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Bertrand Russell considers the roles of state control in a progressive society.
Daniel Dennett talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the evolution of the human brain.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of the Scottish philosopher David Hume.
Allan Little profiles the philosopher David Hume, born in 1711.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher, politician and writer Edmund Burke.
Amanda Foreman examines how the elite transformed politics in the shadow of revolution.
Nigel Warburton explores the life and work of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
James Naughtie profiles the haunting artist of suffering, pain and death.
Cartoonist Ralph Steadman and translator Adam Czerniawski discuss the philosopher's life.
Tom Service finds out about the music composed by philosopher Friedrich Nietszche.
Michael Goldfarb tells the story of Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus.
Historian Justin Champion on 17th-century polymath Francis Bacon.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
Andrew Brown explores philosopher David Hume's witty, provocative career as a historian.
Bertrand Russell argues for personal morality over tribal customs to guide conduct.
Michael Walsh talks about the challenging time when writer Phillip K Dick shared his home.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the difference between right and wrong, according to Kant.