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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How do I live a good life?

Updated Monday 23rd March 2015

Melvyn Bragg and his four guests delve deeper into the philosophy of how we live a good life. 

When and where

Monday, 30th March 2015 12:04 - BBC Radio 4

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About the episode

This week Melvyn asks: 'How do I live a good life'?

Helping him answer it are historian Justin Champion, neuropsychologist Paul Broks , theologian Naomi Appleton and philosopher Jules Evans.

For the rest of the week Jules, Paul, Justin and Naomi will take us further into the history of ideas about the good life with programmes of their own. Between them they will examine Aristotle's idea of flourishing, selfishness, the Protestant work ethic and Buddhism's Four Noble Truths.

  • This programme is part of a week of programmes looking at the history of ideas around how technology has changed us. Find out more about A History of Ideas




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