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The Philosopher's Zone - Program podcast

The Philosopher's Zone - Program Podcast

The Philosopher's Zone with Alan Saunders looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the ...
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Jewish philosophy: Martin Buber

09/23/12
Martin Buber was born in pre-Nazi Austria and emigrated to Israel in 1938 where he spent much of the rest of his life. He grappled with ...

Jewish philosophy: Moses Mendelssohn

09/16/12
Moses Mendelssohn scandalised his more pious fellow 18th century Germans when he said 'My religion recognises no obligation to resolve ...

Jewish philosophy: Maimonides

09/09/12
Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon, also known as Maimonides, became a hugely important figure in that great era of Moorish cultural flourishing, 12th ...

Jewish philosophy: Overview part 2

09/02/12
In part two of our introduction we take up the story during the 17th century, with the great European thinker Baruch Spinoza. Tamar ...

Jewish philosophy: Overview part 1

08/26/12
We begin this series with an introduction to Jewish philosophy, from Ancient times onwardsan attempt to explore some of the key thinkers ...

How do octopuses think?

08/19/12
This program was first broadcast on 9 April 2011.

A rear view of Alfred Hitchcock

08/12/12
A rear view of Alfred Hitchcock is a view that takes in what lies behind and beneath. And what we find is a profoundly pessimistic, though ...

Anime: the philosophy of Japanese animation

08/05/12
Japanese animation is not just for children. It can be dark, incredibly violent and sexually explicit. But does it represent a distinctly ...

The evil of the Daleks

07/29/12
They are among the most loved, or most feared, villains in science fiction. But what is it that makes Daleks such great baddies What ...

From Athens to Baghdad: Greek meets Arabic philosophy

07/22/12
This week, we follow the journey of the classics as they spread from Greece to the Arab world and beyond. At a time when Europe still ...

Aristotle after Aristotle

07/15/12
Just a few centuries after their deaths, Plato was thought questionable while his pupil Aristotle was all but canonised there was almost a ...

Seneca: philosophy and tragedy

07/07/12
Lucius Annaeus Seneca popularised the philosophy of the Stoics, the Greek Hellenistic school. This week, Rick Benitez from the University ...