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Every month, a group of academics, columnists and philosophers dissect a phrase that's become an intellectual cliché in order to analyse its true meaning.

Every month, a group of academics, columnists and philosophers dissect a phrase that's become an intellectual cliché in order to analyse its true meaning.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

The Guardian

Description:

Every month, a group of academics, columnists and philosophers dissect a phrase that's become an intellectual cliché in order to analyse its true meaning.

Language:

English

Contact:

Kings Place, 90 York Way London N1 9GU 0044 20 3353 2999


Episodes

The Big Ideas podcast: Rousseau's 'Man is born free'

7/10/2012
On the tricentenary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Benjamen Walker and guests explore the legacy of the Swiss-born French philosopher

Duration:00:12:41

The Big Ideas podcast: Plato's 'just society'

5/9/2012
Benjamen Walker and guests explore the legacy of Plato's Republic

Duration:00:09:47

The Big Ideas podcast: Guy Debord's 'society of the spectacle'

3/28/2012
Benjamen Walker explores situationism and the legacy of French philosopher Guy Debord's famous phrase

Duration:00:13:16

The Big Ideas podcast: Friedrich Nietzsche's 'God is dead'

2/4/2012
What did Nietzsche mean by the death of God? Benjamen Walker and guests explore the legacy of the German philosopher's statement

Duration:00:14:04

The Big Ideas podcast: Friedrich Kittler's computer wars

12/27/2011
Philosopher Avital Ronell and novelist Tom McCarthy are among those joining Benjamen Walker to discuss the legacy of 'the Derrida of the digital age'

Duration:00:13:14

The Big Ideas podcast: EF Schumacher's 'small is beautiful'

11/9/2011
Economist Andrew Simms and Guardian columnist Madeleine Bunting are among those joining Benjamen Walker to discuss the legacy of Schumacher's 'Buddhist economics'

Duration:00:12:01

The Big Ideas podcast: Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' - audio

10/6/2011
Philosopher John Gray and Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee are among those joining Benjamen Walker to consider the legacy of Smith's much-abused phrase

Duration:00:12:13

The Big Ideas podcast: the banality of evil

8/17/2011
In the second of a series of philosophy podcasts, Benjamen Walker and guests consider the impact and legacy of Hannah Arendt's famous phrase

Duration:00:20:10

The Big Ideas podcast: The medium is the message

7/20/2011
In the first of a series of philosophy podcasts, Benjamen Walker and guests discuss the communication theorist Marshall McLuhan and his most famous line

Duration:00:10:34

The Big Ideas podcast: coming soon

7/15/2011
Every month, a group of academics, columnists and philosophers dissect a phrase that's become an intellectual cliche in order to analyse its true meaning. The Big Ideas podcast starts on 21 July 2011

Duration:00:00:37

The Big Ideas podcast: coming soon

7/14/2011
Audio: Every month, a group of academics, columnists and philosophers dissect a phrase that's become an intellectual cliche in order to analyse its true meaning. The Big Ideas podcast starts on 21 July 2011