Hello, welcome to A4. I have moved your thread to a more appropriate location if you haven't noticed.
Also as for recommendations, I'm not sure what kind of intellectual shows you want to watch. If you are looking for a lot of debating, discussing with some considerable amount of gore/blood shedding, Monster is a great start. It may start off slow, but it is definitely an interesting show to watch Tenma's struggle with Johan. The only complain I have is the series is a little too long for my taste. If you are looking for some crazy philosophy talk, you could try Kara no Kyoukai(They talk about stuff like paradox and origins). But this show requires A LOT of sitting around and figuring out what's going on. It's definitely not a show you can just skim through and call it a day.