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 ChoiceSpeakers: Julian Le Grand
Ideology and the EastSpeakers: 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 fantasySpeakers: 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