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Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world - Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.Genius of the Modern World is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on June 16, 2016.

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Acorn TV
1 Season, 3 Episodes
June 16, 2016
Cast: Bettany Hughes
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Genius of the Modern World Full Episode Guide

  • Bettany travels to Vienna to discover that when Sigmund Freud first visited the city, it was one of political and economic turbulence. Freud was dubbed the Father of psychoanalysis: his work changed the landscape of how we understand the inner workings of the human mind.

  • Bettany searches to clarify the beliefs of a man whose work is possibly the most devastatingly manipulated and misinterpreted in philosophical history. The 19th century philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most brilliant and dangerous minds of the century.

  • Bettany begins her journey in the city of Trier on the banks of the Mosel in Germany. ┬áIt was here on the 5 May 1818 that Karl Marx, one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century was born.