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Are we happy with reality?

Our lives are full of parties and events, and our relationships idyllic. At least that's how it so often appears on Facebook. Would we be happier abandoning this pretence, sticking to reality and freeing ourselves from impossible ideals? Or do we need the fantasies of life and love to help us create the realities we want?

Speakers: Dylan Evans, Doon Mackichan, Don Paterson

Can rationality provide a basis for morality?

In a secular age morality is very much alive and kicking. Yet without divine authority, morality risks being wheeled out in support of convictions, prejudices and favoured institutions. Can rationality or transcendental values put morality on a firme...

Speakers: Clare Carlisle, Naomi Goulder, John Harris

Democracy, Freedom and Choice

Speakers: Julian Le Grand

Ideology and the East

Speakers: Myriam Francois-Cerrah

Are convictions dangerous?

Speakers: Julian Baggini, Andrew Bowie, Edwina Currie

Is reality beyond reach?

Speakers: Rufus Duits, David Malone, Sandu Popescu

The female fantasy

Speakers: Malcolm Guite, Doon Mackichan, Frances Spalding

Is true memory a fantasy?

Speakers: Margaret Heffernan, Angie Hobbs, Mark Rowlands

Is the present an illusion?

Speakers: Julian Barbour, Joseph Diekemper, Joanna Kavenna

Is absolute right and wrong a fantasy?

Speakers: Simon Blackburn, Phillip Blond, Myriam Francois-Cerrah
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