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Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World, with Will Davies and Carl Miller

Why do so many of us no longer trust experts, facts and statistics? Why has politics become so fractious and warlike? And how can the history of ideas help us understand our present? In this episode Professor Will Davies, author of Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over The World speaks to Carl Miller about the long history of how societies based on facts and reason were built and why they are now unravelling before our eyes. You can buy Will's book at:


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 2020-05-26  52m