Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientific study of life, originated by Aristotle.
Adrian Moore explores the idea of infinity through history
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chooses the philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
Nigel Warburton explores the life and work of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
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.
Jules Evans explores what ancient philosophy can tell modern society about well-being.
Melvyn Bragg examines the rich and radical ideas of the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
The life and ideas of Karl Marx who changed the world with his Communist Manifesto.
Misha Glenny explores the impact of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Nietzsche's On The Genealogy of Morality.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas on the education of children
The life and work of French novelist, playwright and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
The love affair between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir lasted for 50 years.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the pessimistic philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, work and life of Simone de Beauvoir.
Actress Diana Quick selects philosopher Simone de Beauvoir for Great Lives.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the iconic Greek philosopher, Socrates.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Dutch, Jewish and Christian Philosopher, Baruch Spinoza.
Alan Dein explores Karl Marx's journey from corpse to bronze monolith.
A friend remembers the dramatic death of one of Japan's greatest 20th century writers.
Melvyn Bragg explores the life and work of the 19th century Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy.
Rosamund Bartlett explores the truth and the fiction of Tolstoy's War and Peace.
Writer AL Kennedy explores existentialist ideas about the individual.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the ancient Greek historian and soldier Xenophon.