Ancient thinkers and the history of madness

Bettany Hughes discusses Socrates, Confucius and the Buddha, while Andrew Scull talks about his new book on the cultural history of insanity.

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Historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes discusses three of history’s greatest philosophers: Socrates, Confucius and the Buddha, who all feature in her new BBC Four TV series. Meanwhile, Professor Andrew Scull talks to us about his recent book: Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity.

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