The BBC, in partnership with The Open University, invite you to join the Global Philosophy Facebook Club to explore, share and discuss the philosophical questions underlying some of the biggest issues of the moment. You can also watch episodes from the BBC Radio 4 online series “The Global Philosopher”, presented by Prof Michael Sandel. The programmes use pioneering technology allowing people from all over the world to join one another in a digital space to discuss and look for answers to some of the topical philosophical questions that lie behind political stories of the moment. There is also the opportunity to register to take part in upcoming programmes.
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The Global Philosopher
The BBC in partnership with The Open University invites you to join the Global Philosophy Club.
Available on BBC iPlayerBBC Radio 4 on Tuesday
6th February 2018 at 9:00AM
The Global Philosopher Broadcasts
Professor Michael Sandel explores the philosophical questions underlying some of the biggest issues of the moment with 60 participants from over 30 countries by streaming and recording the discussion using a state-of-the-art digital studio. The topics so far explored are listed below, including the latest debate on the subject of Free Speech:
- Should there be any limits to free speech?
- Do those on top deserve their success?
- Should the rich world pay for climate change?
- Should borders matter?
The Global Philosophy Facebook Club
Join the Facebook Club to explore, share and discuss the philosophical questions underlying some of the biggest issues of the moment.
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Professor Derek Matravers - Professor of Philosophy at The Open University
Derek Matravers is Professor of Philosophy who specialises in the philosophy of art, although he has recently started a project in justice and the philosophy of war. Derek is particularly interested in the fate of cultural heritage in war zones, and what we can do to protect it. HE have been at the Open University since 1994, and have written on many of the courses.
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