What makes us human?

Monday 19 January 2015

Professor Barry C Smith, director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP), has been discussing the question, ‘What makes us human?’ for BBC Radio 4’s History of Ideas. During the show, which is hosted by Melvyn Bragg, Professor Smith explains that what makes us human is ‘the fact that we speak our minds and our capacity for language to do that, allows us to know our own and others minds in a way that no other animals do.'

Listen to the full debate