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  • Sexuality and Power
    Instructor(s): Véronique Mottier
    Categories: Culture & Sexuality
    What is sexuality and how does it reflect power relations within society? Award-winning Cambridge sociologist Véronique Mottier provides a provocative cultural history.
  • John Ellis 2 Sat 24 Sun 25 Course
    Instructor(s): John Ellis
    Categories: The Universe & Reality
    The microscopic quantum world of fermions and bosons is a far cry from the grand expansion of the universe, yet they are connected. CERN’s John Ellis offers an account of what physicists do and don’t know.
  • Minds, Morality and Agency
    Instructor(s): Mark Rowlands
    Categories: Ethics & Religion
    Do we radically misclassify animals? University of Miami Professor of Philosophy Mark Rowlands challenges the boundaries between humankind and animals as minds and moral agents alike.
  • New Adventures in Spacetime
    Instructor(s): Eleanor Knox
    Categories: The Universe & Reality, Metaphysics & Language
    We live in the moment. Or so it might seem. King’s College philosopher of physics Dr Eleanor Knox reveals how Einstein’s work has radical implications for past, present and future.
  • Nine Myths About Schizophrenia
    Instructor(s): Richard Bentall
    Categories: Mind & Reason, Psychology & The Brain
    Clinical Psychologist Richard Bentall challenges nine myths of schizophrenia accepted by mental health professionals and proposes a more humane, scientific approach to care.
  • The Meaning of Life
    Instructor(s): Steve Fuller
    Categories: Ethics & Religion
    Does it make sense to ask for a meaning to life, and if so what might it be? Philosopher and Auguste Comte Professor at Warwick, Steve Fuller approaches the ultimate Why?
  • Science vs Religion
    Instructor(s): Mark Vernon
    Categories: Ethics & Religion
    What’s at the heart of the conflict between science and religion? Can it be solved? Philosopher and author Mark Vernon answers one of modernity’s most complex problems.
  • The History of Fear
    Instructor(s): Frank Furedi
    Categories: Ideas & Ideology
    We are less familiar with pain and suffering than our ancestors, yet new forms of fear play an ever-expanding role in 21st century life. Sociologist Frank Furedi asks why.
  • Physics: What We Still Don't Know
    Instructor(s): David Tong
    Categories: The Universe & Reality
    What’s left to discover at the deepest levels of reality? Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge David Tong gives his personal take on what we still don’t know.
  • End of Equality
    Instructor(s): Beatrix Campbell
    Categories: Ideas & Ideology, Culture & Sexuality
    Has neoliberalism destroyed gender equality? Advocate, author and broadcaster Beatrix Campbell examines the emergence of a new model of patriarchy and proposes solutions.
  • Rethinking Feminism
    Instructor(s): Finn Mackay
    Categories: Ideas & Ideology, Culture & Sexuality
    What goals should modern feminists adopt? “World-changing woman” (Guardian) and founder of the London Feminist Network Dr Finn Mackay outlines a bold new manifesto.
  • The Infinite Quest
    Instructor(s): Peter Cameron
    Categories: The Universe & Reality
    From Zeno to Gödel, philosophers and mathematicians have grappled with the infinite. Prize-winning mathematician Professor Peter Cameron proposes that infinity itself may be an illusion.
  • Instructor(s): George Ellis
    Categories: The Universe & Reality, Metaphysics & Language
    Our Place in the Universe
    Does physics allow free will? Templeton Prize winning cosmologist George Ellis presents his account of what chance, necessity and purpose in the universe mean for agency.
  • Instructor(s): John Heil
    Categories: The Universe & Reality, Metaphysics & Language
    The Universe As We Find It
    Didn’t science kill philosophy? By rethinking metaphysics, University of Washington Professor John Heil uncovers why the greatest problems in philosophy and science may have been an illusion.

Hubert Dreyfus
The Pitch
Minds are not computers and computers are not minds.

  • Margaret Boden
    The Pitch
    We can use AI to suggest how the mind works.
  • Paul Dolan
    The Pitch
    Context matters and computers cannot handle that as humans can.
  • The Debate
    Theme One
    Can computers be conscious?
  • The Debate
    Theme Two
    Can a machine think?
  • The Debate
    Theme Three
    The rise of machines

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