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Talking Politics
A new series of talks by David Runciman, in which he explores some of the most important thinkers and prominent ideas lying behind modern politics – from Hobbes to Gandhi, from democracy to patriarchy, from revolution to lock down. Plus, he talks about the crises – revolutions, wars, depressions, pandemics – that generated these new ways of political thinking. From the team that brought you Talking Politics: a history of ideas to help make sense of what’s happening today. Hosted on Acast. See
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 2,351 ratings
That’s great for students and especially those who study philosophy but are in lack of political approach! Thanks
qvnzixoisnbzlzlpfb via Apple Podcasts · France · 03/05/23
New string
This podcast sucked me and my neighbour into an ongoing broader enquiry into philosophy, sociology, psychology & literature - thank you
Ushi1ushi1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/19/23
Pompous windbagery
Philosophy is an old useless system of thought which has been irrelevant to society for a century. There Akers of this podcast have no real insight into the fact they are just a living museum
Tom from Brinswick via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/08/23
Recent Episodes
A special episode in which David answers some of the audience's questions about the second series of History of Ideas. From how he chooses which writers and works to talk about, to whether Boris Johnson is the ultimate Benthamite and whether the idea of a pleasure machine isn't - in fact -...
Published 05/08/21
Judith Shklar’s Ordinary Vices (1984) made the case that the worst of all the vices is cruelty. But that meant we needed to be more tolerant of some other common human failings, including snobbery, betrayal and hypocrisy. David explores what she had to say about some of the other authors in this...
Published 04/20/21
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