Social Science Bites

Toby Miller on Cultural Studies
Audio
December 3, 2012

Toby Miller on Cultural Studies

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Steven Pinker on Violence and Human Nature
Audio
November 1, 2012

Steven Pinker on Violence and Human Nature

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Jonathan Haidt on Moral Psychology
Audio
October 1, 2012

Jonathan Haidt on Moral Psychology

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Paul Seabright on the Relationship Between the Sexes
Audio
August 31, 2012

Paul Seabright on the Relationship Between the Sexes

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Robert Shiller on Behavioral Economics

Robert Shiller on Behavioral Economics

In the past twenty years there has been a revolution in economics with the study not of how people would behave if they were perfectly rational, but of how they actually behave. At the vanguard of this movement is Robert Shiller of Yale University. He sits down with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast

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Sonia Livingstone on Children and the Internet

Sonia Livingstone on Children and the Internet

How are children using the Internet? How is it affecting them? Sonia Livingstone, who has overseen a major study of children’s behaviour online discusses these issues with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast.

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Avner de-Shalit on the Spirit of Cities

Avner de-Shalit on the Spirit of Cities

Some people have strong and visceral reactions to cities. They might love or loathe New York, or Jerusalem, or Berlin. This may have something to do with the architecture and the infrastructure of a place; it may also be a response, at some level, to the people, the culture, the politics, the way of life. Avner de-Shalit claims that some cities – not all cities but some – have a spirit.

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Richard Sennett on Co-operation

Richard Sennett on Co-operation

We all need to co-operate to some degree. According to the eminent sociologist Richard Sennett, author of a recent book on the topic, complex co-operation is a craft.

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Rom Harré on What is Social Science?

Rom Harré on What is Social Science?

“Everybody lives in a society…They want to know what it is they’re living in” An exploration of the nature of the social sciences. How do they differ from the physical sciences? What challenges do they face? What is their value?

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Danny Dorling on Inequality

Danny Dorling on Inequality

We live in an age of economic inequality. The rich are growing richer relative to the poor. Does this matter? In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast Danny Dorling, a human geographer, discusses this question with Nigel Warburton.

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Social Science Bites is a series of interviews with leading social scientists on different aspects of the social world. The series is produced and presented by well known authors Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds…

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