Sun May 12, 2013 at 7:30 AM
There is nothing new about a philosopher thinking about love. But it takes a slightly different hue in the era of neuroscience.
Sun May 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Soren Kierkegaard was born on the precipice of the modern world. He didn't like it much then; what would he make of it now?
Sun April 28, 2013 at 7:30 AM
If you could live forever, would you? Welcome to the Immortality Project.
Sun April 21, 2013 at 7:30 AM
What happens to a democratic world when the things we own in common disappear? Should it worry us? Professor Bonnie Honig argues that democracy is rooted in the common love for, and contestation of shared objects.
Sun September 23, 2012 at 7:30 AM
Martin Buber was born in pre-Nazi Austria and emigrated to Israel in 1938 where he spent much of the rest of his life. He grappled with Zionism, Jewish thought, secular philosophy and politics and the result is a body of thought very much based on relationships.
Sun September 16, 2012 at 7:30 AM
Moses Mendelssohn scandalised his more pious fellow 18th century Germans when he said: 'My religion recognises no obligation to resolve doubt other than through rational means; and it commands no mere faith in eternal truths.' This week we look at the life and ideas of one of the great proponents of Judaism as a rational religion.
Sun September 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM
Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon, also known as Maimonides, became a hugely important figure in that great era of Moorish cultural flourishing, 12th century Spain (Cordoba). Maimonides adapted the ideas of Aristotle, was a significant influence on Thomas Aquinas, and became one of the leading Rabbinical scholars of his time, and perhaps of all time.
Sun September 2, 2012 at 7:30 AM
In part two of our introduction we take up the story during the 17th century, with the great European thinker Baruch Spinoza. Tamar Rudavsky from Ohio State University is again our guide.
Sun August 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM
We begin this series with an introduction to Jewish philosophy, from Ancient times onwards?an attempt to explore some of the key thinkers and recurring philosophical questions. Our guide is Tamar Rudavsky from Ohio State University.
Sun August 19, 2012 at 7:30 AM
This program was first broadcast on 9 April 2011.