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Rana Mitter hosts

Presenter, writer, professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford.

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Philosophy vs Science

From neuroscience to cosmology, Hawking to Dawkins, many argue science can do away with philosophy. Yet science is replete with philosophical  puzzles. Should we see science as one metaphysics amongst others? Or is this to swap the megalomania of science with that of philosophy?

Chomsky debates libertarians and future liberals

Speakers: Deirdre McCloskey, Mark Lilla, Noam Chomsky

Is there such a thing as objective truth?

Speakers: Hilary Lawson, Hannah Dawson, John Searle

Steven Pinker's Theory Explored

Speakers: Steven Pinker, Roger Bolton, Judith Marquand, Andrew Copson

Why does the world remain puzzling and strange?

Speakers: Janne Teller, John Ellis, Robert Rowland Smith

How do we navigate a world where truth is tribal?

Speakers: Hilary Lawson, Rebecca Goldstein, Homi Bhabha

Should we worry about the fall of Western power?

Speakers: Clare Short, Stephen King, Will Kymlicka