Peter Beilharz in the Philosopher’s Zone, on ABC Radio National
We remember two great thinkers: firstly one who bequeathed us the powerful concept of liquid modernity—Zygmunt Bauman died in January aged 91 leaving a vast corpus analysing the way we live now. Before the moment melts we reassess Bauman’s view of modern ways through the eyes of a collaborator who spent over thirty years talking ideas with him. And we mark the passing of another giant—Hubert Dreyfus. In his own words, the existentialist extraordinaire recounts how he put a spoke in the wheel of the burgeoning artificial intelligence movement of the 1960s.