Death And The Philosopher

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01*2007043020080218

Philosophers die like everyone else, so why are their bodies interesting? Lesley Chamberlain explores.

02*2007050120080219

No one lives forever, but perhaps ideas might.

Lesley Chamberlain explores the tussle between the flesh and mind.

03*2007050220080220

Jeremy Bentham wanted to be stuffed.

Lenin, whether he liked it or not, was embalmed.

Lesley Chamberlain asks what a philosopher's body tells us about his thoughts when he dies.

04 LAST*2007050320080221

The body of Immanuel Kant has been buried, disinterred and reburied several times as his home town of Konigsberg has changed country, name and ideology over time.

Lesley Chamberlain asks how a bundle of bones can carry the power of the ideas that once animated the living philosopher.