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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Between Art and Architecture A lecture by celebrated artist Maya Lin Maya Lin 06 Aug 2015
2 Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature An interdisciplinary discussion of Jamie Lorimer's book Jamie Lorimer, William Beinart, Daniel Grimley, Nikolaj Lübecker 06 May 2015
3 "Anomalies" Part 2 - Turing Patterns Dr Christian Yates describes a phenomenon first noticed by the World War II code-breaker, Alan Turing. Christian Yates, Chris Lintott 26 Jan 2015
4 Creative Commons Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Environmentalism without nature This lecture by Jamie Lorimer explores new ways of thinking and doing environmentalism that need not make recourse to nature. Jamie Lorimer 02 Oct 2014
5 Symmetry: a talk based on his second book, 'Finding Moonshine' Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about symmetry and how the rules of symmetry influences our lives and the choices we make. Marcus du Sautoy 14 Jan 2014
6 Photosynthesis in Nature Dr Alison Foster, a former chemist and Senior Curator at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden explains the principals of natural photosynthesis that the Armstrong Group is trying to mimic in the lab. Alison Foster 19 Jul 2013
7 Science Communication at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden Dr Alison Foster (Jesus College), Senior Curator at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, talks about her journey from industrial pharmaceutical chemistry research to her current role in horticulture, and offers some tips for major career transitions. Alison Foster 17 Jul 2013
8 Masters of Nature? - The physics of trying to control the climate The Earth's climate is changing; but what are we doing about it? The frustration felt all around the world at the inability to agree a meaningful deal on global carbon dioxide emission leaves people looking for alternatives. Richard Millar 04 Jun 2013
9 Creative Commons Inaugural Lecture - Nature's Revenge: A History of Risk, Responsibility, and Reasonableness Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Professor Lorraine Daston gives her inaugural lecture at Merton College. Lorraine Daston 28 May 2013
10 Creative Commons Physics and Philosophy: An Introduction On the inextricable links between physics and philosophy and the ways in which one can lead to the other - how they complement each other in answering the big questions. Ankita Anirban 30 Jul 2012
11 Creative Commons DH Lawrence 5. The Alps Catherine Brown gives the fifth lecture in the DH Lawrence series. Catherine Brown 28 Feb 2012
12 Nietzsche Source. Scholarly Nietzsche editions on the web Introduction to the scholarly editions of Nietzsche Source: the digital critical edition based on Colli/Montinary, the digital edition of the Nietzsche estate including works, manuscripts and letters and the future genetic edition of Nietzsche's works. Paolo D’Iorio 23 Dec 2009
13 Nietzsche's Value Monism - Saying Yes to Everything Lecture on Nietzsche's attack on Value Dualism, as well as the view he offers instead and whether Nietzsche can sustain his Value Monism-the view that everything is good-given the pressures that pull him back into saying no as well as yes. John Richardson 23 Dec 2009
14 Nietzsche's Metaphysics Nietzsche rejects a persisting self; real distinctions of objects and properties, categorical and dispositional properties, causes and effects; free will. He holds that determinism is true, reality is one and fundamentally experiential. Galen Strawson 22 Dec 2009
15 Consciousness, Language and Nature: Nietzsche's Philosophy of Mind and Nature On the triangulation between consciousness, language and nature in Nietzsche's philosophy and contemporary philosophy of mind and proposes a philosophy of signs and interpretation as a basis for a philosophy of mind, language and nature. Gunter Abel 22 Dec 2009
16 Who is the 'Sovereign Individual?' Nietzsche on Freedom Nietzsche's Sovereign Individual (SI) argues that 1. Nietzsche denies free will and moral responsibility. 2. SI in no way supports a denial of 1. 3. Nietzsche engages in a 'persuasive definition' of the language of Freedom and Free Will. Brian Leiter 22 Dec 2009
17 Nietzsche on Soul in Nature This keynote speech examines if, according to Nietzsche, experience of nature is inevitably conditioned by some archetypal phantasm or cultural construction process or if unmediated apprehension of nature is possible. Graham Parkes 22 Dec 2009
18 Freedom and its Betrayal: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1952) Berlin lectures on Rousseau's The Social Contract and discusses Rousseau's anti-intellectualism, his idealism of Nature, and the worryingly authoritarian implications of his philosophy. Originally broadcast for the BBC's Third Programme in 1952. Isaiah Berlin 14 Apr 2009