Ideas | Jul 9, 2013 | 53:59

Philosophy Bites (Mar. 11, 2013 Encore)

Philosophy doesn't have to be an arcane subject. It's about people thinking, and like Socrates, asking simple questions. Meet Nigel Warburton who wants to take philosophy off its pedestal and make it lucid and enjoyable. His A Little History of Philosophy is written for the young at heart and the curious adult.

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