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Avner de-Shalit

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

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?

“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

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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We’re live! Social Science Bites Podcasts

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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