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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?

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

Will the nation state survive?

Speakers: David Aaronovitch, Phillip Blond, David Marquand, Zoe Williams

Why does the world remain puzzling and strange?

Speakers: John Ellis, Robert Rowland Smith, Janne Teller

From ADHD to binge eating, celebrity worship syndrome to sex addiction, new typ...

Speakers: Richard Bentall, Molly Meacher, Mark Salter

Purpose and the Pursuit of Happiness

Speakers: Pascal Bruckner, Nicholas Humphrey, AL Kennedy
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