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History & The Arts
Derek Matravers considers what makes someone a philosopher and what makes a philosopher representative.
Our animation explores the is/ought problem.
Our animation holds a mirror up to Burke's ideas on what is sublime.
Enjoy a philosophical exploration of the ancient conflict that simmers between Star Trek's Spock and McCoy
Society, Politics & Law
Steven Pinker discusses his book, which claims that there has been a broad historical decline in rates of violence throughout human existence.
TV, Radio & Events
Dawkins discusses the ideas of Blyth, Matthew, Wallace and Darwin and begins to explore neo-Darwinism.
Dawkins explores the ideas of Darwin’s peers including Fleeming Jenkin and Sewall Wright, and discusses how close Darwin came to Mendelism.
The full lecture to download as an mp3.
Random chance, design or cumulative natural selection? Dawkins explores how Darwin and his peers solved the riddle of life.
Professor Richard Dawkins discusses Darwin’s peers and the development of the theory of Natural Selection.
Derek Matravers of The Open University's Philosophy Department, considers how Darwin's thought gave a boost to Hume's ideas and how Darwinian thought relates to ethical philosophy.
Matt Matravers, of the Department of Politics, the University of York, outlines David Hume's approach to the question of trust.
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