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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: Noam Chomsky, Mark Lilla, Deirdre McCloskey

Is there such a thing as objective truth?

Speakers: Hannah Dawson, Hilary Lawson, John Searle

Steven Pinker's Theory Explored

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

Why does the world remain puzzling and strange?

Speakers: John Ellis, Robert Rowland Smith, Janne Teller

How do we navigate a world where truth is tribal?

Speakers: Homi Bhabha, Rebecca Goldstein, Hilary Lawson

Should we worry about the fall of Western power?

Speakers: Stephen King, Will Kymlicka, Clare Short