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What is The Social Contract?

The unwritten 'social contract' keeps society functioning, as Jon Pike explains

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Arendt

Jonathan Rée introduces the philosophy of Hannah Arendt.

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Review: The Idea Of Justice

The urgency for philosophers to abandon their castles in the air is caught in Amartya Sen's The Idea Of Justice, says Charles Barclay Roger.

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OU on the BBC: The Invention of Childhood - Programme guides

The invention of childhood travels through 1,000 years of children's history, from the ravages of the Black Death to the impact of the internet - here's a guide to what expect in each episode.

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Re-inventing childhood

Each generation remakes the meaning of being young. Hugh Cunningham explores some of these childhood inventions.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

Introducing the 18th century French Swiss philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

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OU on the BBC: Romantics - Programme Summary - Liberty

This programme in the BBC/OU's Romantics series explores the birth of the individual in modern society.

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A Change In World View

Derek Matravers explores the origins of Romanticism.

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OU on the BBC: Journeys In Thought - About The Series

Journeys in Thought focuses on crucial turning points in the lives and thoughts of great philosophers. Each programme focuses on one location – a place significant in the intellectual development of our subjects' philosophical lives

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Rousseau

Jonathan Rée introduces the life and work of the French Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

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Journeys In Thought - Rousseau In Staffordshire

Democrat or totalitarian, romantic or reactionary, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, arguably the leading figure in the 18th Century Enlightenment, continues to arouse heated disagreement. In January 1766, the Genevan born thinker arrived in England on a boat from France.

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