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Podcast Profile: In Our Time: Philosophy

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155 episodes
1998 to 2024
Median: 42 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Philosophy • Ethics • History • Political theory • Classic texts • Biographies of philosophers • Intellectual movements • Moral dilemmas • Economic theory • Ideas on society and governance

This podcast, "In Our Time: Philosophy," delves into a broad spectrum of philosophical topics, spanning from ancient to modern philosophical thoughts and figures. With Melvyn Bragg as the host, the podcast features discussions with various academic experts, providing listeners with in-depth explorations of philosophical ideas, historical philosophical figures, and significant philosophical works.

The episodes cover both Western and Eastern philosophy, encompassing a diverse range of subjects including ethics, metaphysics, political philosophy, and theories of consciousness. Themes such as morality, justice, the nature of truth, and concepts of happiness are recurrently examined. The podcast also addresses influential individual philosophers, from the ancient thinkers like Aristotle and Plato to modern figures such as John Rawls and Simone de Beauvoir. Key philosophical texts like Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics," Rawls' "A Theory of Justice," and Heidegger's contributions are discussed to understand their enduring influence on contemporary thought.

Additionally, the podcast tackles specific philosophical problems and thought experiments, such as the Trolley Problem associated with Philippa Foot and Zeno's paradoxes. It also explores philosophical movements and schools of thought, such as Stoicism, Utilitarianism, and phenomenology, tracing their evolution and impact over time. Notably, episodes go beyond purely philosophical content to intersect with history, politics, economics, and literature, illustrating the application of philosophical ideas to broader societal contexts. Episodes often focus not only on the ideas themselves but also on the historical and biographical contexts that shaped the philosophers' work, giving a comprehensive view of both the abstract theories and the real-world implications. Through these varied episodes, the podcast provides a rich tapestry of philosophical inquiry, offering detailed insights into the questions and concepts that have perplexed thinkers throughout history.


Episodes:
Philippa Foot
2024-Jun-13
58 minutes
Panpsychism
2024-Feb-22
53 minutes
Condorcet
2024-Feb-08
50 minutes
The Theory of the Leisure Class
2023-Dec-14
55 minutes
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
2023-Nov-30
52 minutes
Elizabeth Anscombe
2023-Jul-20
54 minutes
Solon the Lawgiver
2023-Apr-20
51 minutes
Mercantilism
2023-Apr-13
57 minutes
Tycho Brahe
2023-Mar-02
53 minutes
Rawls' Theory of Justice
2023-Feb-16
60 minutes
Plato's Atlantis
2022-Oct-20
54 minutes
Hegel's Philosophy of History
2022-Jun-23
52 minutes
Comenius
2022-Jun-16
56 minutes
Charisma
2022-Apr-14
52 minutes
The Arthashastra
2022-Mar-31
56 minutes
In Our Time is now first on BBC Sounds
2022-Mar-04
1 minute
Walter Benjamin
2022-Feb-10
50 minutes
Plato's Gorgias
2021-Nov-25
50 minutes
Iris Murdoch
2021-Oct-21
54 minutes
Kant's Copernican Revolution
2021-Jun-03
53 minutes
Marcus Aurelius
2021-Feb-25
52 minutes
Mary Astell
2020-Nov-05
51 minutes
Deism
2020-Oct-08
48 minutes
Rousseau on Education
2019-Oct-10
51 minutes
Bergson and Time
2019-May-09
51 minutes
Authenticity
2019-Mar-14
50 minutes
Aristotle's Biology
2019-Feb-07
50 minutes
Hope
2018-Nov-22
53 minutes
Episode Image The Fable of the Bees
2018-Oct-25
50 minutes
Montesquieu
2018-Jun-14
49 minutes
Tocqueville: Democracy in America
2018-Mar-22
50 minutes
Augustine's Confessions
2018-Mar-15
47 minutes
Sun Tzu and The Art of War
2018-Mar-01
48 minutes
Cicero
2018-Jan-25
49 minutes
Kant's Categorical Imperative
2017-Sep-21
49 minutes
Plato's Republic
2017-Jun-29
48 minutes
Roger Bacon
2017-Apr-20
50 minutes
Seneca the Younger
2017-Feb-23
51 minutes
Hannah Arendt
2017-Feb-02
47 minutes
Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morality
2017-Jan-12
48 minutes
Zeno's Paradoxes
2016-Sep-22
46 minutes
Sovereignty
2016-Jun-30
47 minutes
The Muses
2016-May-19
45 minutes
Simone de Beauvoir
2015-Oct-22
46 minutes
Utilitarianism
2015-Jun-11
43 minutes
Al-Ghazali
2015-Mar-19
44 minutes
The Wealth of Nations
2015-Feb-19
46 minutes
Phenomenology
2015-Jan-22
46 minutes
Truth
2014-Dec-18
42 minutes
Zen
2014-Dec-04
45 minutes
The Philosophy of Solitude
2014-Jun-19
47 minutes
Weber's The Protestant Ethic
2014-Mar-27
50 minutes
Bishop Berkeley
2014-Mar-20
47 minutes
Plato's Symposium
2014-Jan-02
42 minutes
Ordinary Language Philosophy
2013-Nov-07
41 minutes
Pascal
2013-Sep-19
41 minutes
Epicureanism
2013-Feb-07
42 minutes
Bertrand Russell
2012-Dec-06
42 minutes
Simone Weil
2012-Nov-15
42 minutes
The Ontological Argument
2012-Sep-27
42 minutes
Scepticism
2012-Jul-05
42 minutes
Al-Kindi
2012-Jun-28
41 minutes
Neoplatonism
2012-Apr-19
41 minutes
Moses Mendelssohn
2012-Mar-22
42 minutes
Heraclitus
2011-Dec-08
41 minutes
The Continental-Analytic Split
2011-Nov-10
42 minutes
David Hume
2011-Oct-06
42 minutes
Malthusianism
2011-Jun-22
42 minutes
Cogito Ergo Sum
2011-Apr-28
42 minutes
Free Will
2011-Mar-10
42 minutes
Maimonides
2011-Feb-15
42 minutes
Aristotle's Poetics
2011-Jan-27
42 minutes
Daoism
2010-Dec-15
42 minutes
Logic
2010-Oct-21
42 minutes
Edmund Burke
2010-Jun-03
42 minutes
William James's 'The Varieties of Religious Experience'
2010-May-13
42 minutes
William Hazlitt
2010-Apr-08
41 minutes
Ibn Khaldun
2010-Feb-04
42 minutes
The Frankfurt School
2010-Jan-14
42 minutes
Mary Wollstonecraft
2009-Dec-31
41 minutes
Pythagoras
2009-Dec-10
41 minutes
Schopenhauer
2009-Oct-29
42 minutes
St Thomas Aquinas
2009-Sep-17
42 minutes
Logical Positivism
2009-Jul-02
42 minutes
Baconian Science
2009-Apr-02
42 minutes
The School of Athens
2009-Mar-26
42 minutes
Thoreau and the American Idyll
2009-Jan-15
42 minutes
The Consolations of Philosophy
2009-Jan-01
42 minutes
Aristotle's Politics
2008-Nov-06
42 minutes
Godel's Incompleteness Theorems
2008-Oct-09
42 minutes
The Translation Movement
2008-Oct-02
42 minutes
Miracles
2008-Sep-25
42 minutes
Materialism
2008-Apr-24
42 minutes
Kierkegaard
2008-Mar-20
42 minutes
The Social Contract
2008-Feb-07
41 minutes
Camus
2008-Jan-03
42 minutes
Avicenna
2007-Nov-08
41 minutes
Guilt
2007-Nov-01
42 minutes
Socrates
2007-Sep-27
42 minutes
Common Sense Philosophy
2007-Jun-21
42 minutes
Ockham's Razor
2007-May-31
42 minutes
Spinoza
2007-May-03
28 minutes
Popper
2007-Feb-08
42 minutes
Anarchism
2006-Dec-07
42 minutes
Altruism
2006-Nov-23
42 minutes
Averroes
2006-Oct-05
42 minutes
Mill
2006-May-18
42 minutes
Friendship
2006-Mar-02
41 minutes
Relativism
2006-Jan-19
28 minutes
The Oath
2006-Jan-05
42 minutes
Hobbes
2005-Dec-01
28 minutes
Pragmatism
2005-Nov-17
42 minutes
Cynicism
2005-Oct-20
28 minutes
Marx
2005-Jul-14
42 minutes
Beauty
2005-May-19
28 minutes
Abelard and Heloise
2005-May-05
41 minutes
Stoicism
2005-Mar-04
28 minutes
The Mind/Body Problem
2005-Jan-13
42 minutes
Machiavelli and the Italian City States
2004-Dec-09
42 minutes
Jung
2004-Dec-02
28 minutes
Rhetoric
2004-Oct-14
42 minutes
The Han Synthesis
2004-Oct-14
27 minutes
Sartre
2004-Oct-07
42 minutes
Politeness
2004-Sep-30
28 minutes
Empiricism
2004-Jun-10
28 minutes
Heroism
2004-May-06
42 minutes
Wittgenstein
2003-Dec-04
42 minutes
Duty
2003-Nov-13
28 minutes
Bohemianism
2003-Oct-09
42 minutes
The Art of War
2003-Jun-12
42 minutes
Originality
2003-Mar-20
41 minutes
Redemption
2003-Mar-13
28 minutes
The Enlightenment in Scotland
2002-Dec-05
27 minutes
Freedom
2002-Jul-04
28 minutes
The Soul
2002-Jun-06
28 minutes
The Examined Life
2002-May-09
42 minutes
Virtue
2002-Feb-28
42 minutes
Happiness
2002-Jan-24
28 minutes
Confucius
2001-Nov-01
28 minutes
Democracy
2001-Oct-18
28 minutes
Existentialism
2001-Jun-28
27 minutes
Evil
2001-May-03
28 minutes
The Philosophy of Love
2001-Mar-29
28 minutes
Humanism
2001-Feb-08
28 minutes
Nihilism
2000-Nov-16
28 minutes
Laws of Nature
2000-Oct-19
28 minutes
Economic Rights
2000-Jan-27
27 minutes
Consciousness
1999-Nov-25
27 minutes
Progress
1999-Nov-18
28 minutes
The Individual
1999-Oct-21
28 minutes
Utopia
1999-Oct-07
28 minutes
Just War
1999-Jun-03
28 minutes
Good and Evil
1999-Apr-01
28 minutes
Feminism
1999-Jan-07
28 minutes
Cultural Rights in the 20th Century
1998-Dec-10
28 minutes