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BBC Radio 4 - 2014-11-18

Is sacrificing one life to save the lives of many others the best possible outcome? Narrated by Harry Shearer. Scripted by Nigel Warburton. Do you draw conclusions from how things are to think about how things should be? There might be a gap in your reasoning. From the BBC Radio 4 series - A History of Ideas. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bwydw A History of Ideas is a new radio series about big questions, with Melvyn Bragg chairing discussions about beauty, freedom and justice (among other things). bbc.co.uk/historyofideas This project was possible in partnership with The Open University open.edu/openlearn/historyofideas and the animations were created by Cognitive.