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
The Big Ideas podcast: Rousseau's 'Man is born free'
On the tricentenary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Benjamen Walker and guests explore the legacy of the Swiss-born French philosopher
The Big Ideas podcast: Plato's 'just society'
Benjamen Walker and guests explore the legacy of Plato's Republic
The Big Ideas podcast: Guy Debord's 'society of the spectacle'
Benjamen Walker explores situationism and the legacy of French philosopher Guy Debord's famous phrase
The Big Ideas podcast: Friedrich Nietzsche's 'God is dead'
What did Nietzsche mean by the death of God? Benjamen Walker and guests explore the legacy of the German philosopher's statement
The Big Ideas podcast: Friedrich Kittler's computer wars
Philosopher Avital Ronell and novelist Tom McCarthy are among those joining Benjamen Walker to discuss the legacy of 'the Derrida of the digital age'
The Big Ideas podcast: EF Schumacher's 'small is beautiful'
Economist Andrew Simms and Guardian columnist Madeleine Bunting are among those joining Benjamen Walker to discuss the legacy of Schumacher's 'Buddhist economics'
informative but all too brief
there's alot more to be said in these.. and by leaving stuff out they can be misleading about the intentions of some ideas. all in all it's a great show.
Well done. More please.
A nice summary of significant concepts. The first episode was a bit too short and even the second could have been fleshed out. Even so, I look forward to more episodes.