A century ago Freud, Russell, and Einstein, were at the height of their intellectual activity, but today where are the equivalents? Has celebrity obliterated the intellectual or is something more serious afoot? Can we create a new Enlightenment that matches the excitement of the past?
Polly Toynbee asks a suitably intellectual panel, eminent analytic philosopher Peter Hacker, postmodernist Christopher Hamilton and New Statesman culture editor Jonathan Derbyshire, whether we’ve seen the end of the intellectual.
In association with the British Humanist Association.