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What does it really mean to be an intellectual? Does it have anything to do with academia, or can anyone become an intellectual through inquisition and deep thinking? In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Dr Zena Hitz about her 2020 book ‘Lost in Thought’, in which she argues that ‘learning for its own sake’ is a key ingredient of human happiness, vital for the circumstances we currently live in.
Date published: 30 September 2020
Presenter: Dr Raj
Audio running time: 51 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the varying understandings of what it
means to lead an intellectual life
the ways in which we can all engage in
the power of deep thought when trying
to overcome difficulties such as coping with the pandemic.
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