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Philosopher Angie Hobbs on Beauty and Morality
Philosopher Angie Hobbs examines whether beautiful things are also moral.
How Can I Tell Right From Wrong?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss different ideas of morality.
Theologian Giles Fraser on Moral character
Giles Fraser on moral character and Aristotle's Virtue ethics
Neuro-psychologist Paul Broks on Morality and the Brain
Neuropsychologist Paul Broks on moral decisions and the brain.
Lawyer Harry Potter on Morality and the Law
Lawyer Harry Potter examines whether the law should enforce good morals.
Philosopher Angie Hobbs on the Value of Conscience
Philosopher Angie Hobbs on the value of conscience and moral intuition.
What Does It Mean to Be Free?
Melvin Bragg and guests discuss the work of key philosophers and their theories.
Why Are Things Beautiful?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss different ideas of beauty.
How Do I Tell Right from Wrong?
How Did Everything Begin?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins of life, the universe and everything.
What Makes Us Human?
Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the philosophical question of what makes us human.
How Has Technology Changed Us?
Five programmes examining how technology has changed us, from flint axe to satnav.
How Do I Live a Good Life?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how to live a good life.
What Is Justice?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas about justice.
What Does It Mean to Be Me?
Melvyn Braggs asks 'What does it mean to be me?', with the help of four guests.
How Should We Live Together?
Melvyn Braggs asks 'How should we live together?', with the help of four guests.
What Is Love?
Melvyn Braggs and guests discuss the history of ideas around love.
How Can I Know Anything at All?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how we can know anything at all.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins of everything.
Jessica Frazier on Creation Myths
How did the world begin? Jessica Frazier canvases the views of the great religions.
Astronomer Carole Mundell on the Big Bang
What put the bang in the Big Bang? Can scientists tell us what happened before creation?
Theologian Giles Fraser on Thomas Aquinas
Theologian Giles Fraser on brilliant medieval scholar St Thomas Aquinas.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what makes us human.
Simon Schaffer on humans, apes and Carl Linnaeus
Simon Schaffer on botanist Carl Linnaeus who first classified humans among the apes
Catharine Edwards on Seneca and facing death.
Only humans know they will die. Catharine Edwards on the Stoic philosopher Seneca
Barry Smith on Noam Chomsky and Human Language
Philosopher Barry Smith on Noam Chomsky and human language
Giles Fraser on Wittgenstein and Blade Runner
Theologian Giles Fraser on Wittgenstein and Blade Runner
Historian Justin Champion on William Whiston's Comet Theory
Historian Justin Champion on William Whiston, the spiritual father of the Philae lander.
Melvyn Bragg is joined by Tom Chatfield, Gabriel Weston, Justin Champion and Matt Pope.
Writer Tom Chatfield: Has technology rewired our brains?
Tom Chatfield on whether modern technology enhances or diminishes us.
Historian Justin Champion on Francis Bacon
Historian Justin Champion on 17th-century polymath Francis Bacon.