Horror of the Infinite. Adrian Moore begins his journey through philosophical thought on infinity and explores why the notion made the Ancient Greeks so uncomfortable.
Aristotle’s rapprochement. In the second part of his journey through philosophical thought on infinity, Adrian Moore finds out how Aristotle tried to make the notion acceptable.
The Infinite and the Divine. In this episode Adrian Moore finds out how the medieval church’s attempt to stamp its authority on the debate led to some explosive disagreements.
The Infinite and Human Experience. Adrian Moore’s series reaches the verge of modern thought, and us humans: how can we, relying on our finite powers, grasp the idea of infinity?
Crisis and Uncertainty. Adrian Moore meets a nun who cannot decide whether to pray for herself and describes how mathematics came up against our inherent limitations.
The Cosmos. In this episode Adrian Moore reaches into space. Does it go on for ever? Are there infinitely many stars? Adrian consults ancient and modern thought about the universe.
Where does this leave us? Adrian Moore concludes his series by considering what contemplation of the infinite has told us about ourselves and our place in the universe.