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In Our Time: Philosophy
From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.
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4.6 stars from 1,641 ratings
I love listening to Melvyn and guests unpack each topic with wisdom, dialectics, grace, and humor!
Exhenduction via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/21
A Worthy Favorite
One of my favorite listens. Informative, Interesting, Relaxing.
axioun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/20
This is QUALITY content
Life-enriching. It’s an honour to be from a country which provides such a free service. Melvyn is brilliant at directing the conversation to the important aspects, giving a wonderfully rich history of ideas. Thank you.
Banana Man 🍌 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/14/20
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