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Society, Politics & Law
Is democracy the best way to select who runs our country? Is it unequivocally a good thing? Professor Derek Matravers discusses Plato's argument against democracy.
History & The Arts
Have you wondered what a Platonic dialogue is and what it is used for? Carolyn Price introduces Plato, the philosopher who took dialogues to another level.
Could it make sense to describe a wild boar as courageous? Or a lion? Or a dog? Many people in the ancient world would certainly have thought so.
Jonathan Rée introduces the philosophy of Hannah Arendt.
What is Plato's chariot allegory? How did Plato explain the soul using a chariot and two horses? We've got a really simple guide...
This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, digs deeper into democracy and proposes philosophers would be great leaders.
This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, explores Aristophane's story about humans searching for their other half.
Explore these short animations looking at what love is.
TV, Radio & Events
How has technology changed us? Melvyn Bragg and four guests discuss this question.
This animation looks at Plato's 'The Symposium' and Socrates recollection of Diotima's theory on beauty.
Steven Pinker discusses his book, which claims that there has been a broad historical decline in rates of violence throughout human existence.
Nigel Warburton talks to psychological illusionist Derren Brown about appearance and reality, and what kind of people are most gullible.
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