Genius of the Modern World

Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world: Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.

Born in the 19th century, they lived through a time when old certainties were breaking down. Regimes were overthrown by mass uprisings, science was undermining religious authority. Their challenge was to figure out what makes us human in a fast-evolving world.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2016 - now)
Schedule: Thursdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: To Be Determined
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

Official site: www.bbc.co.uk

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Freud

Episode 1x03; Jun 30, 2016

Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world.This time she travels to Vienna on the trail of Sigmund Freud - the father of psychoanalysis.Freud's influence surrounds us today. We take it for

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: FreudJun 30, 2016
1x02: NietzscheJun 23, 2016
1x01: MarxJun 16, 2016
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