History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition. Starting later in 2015, HOPWAG will launch a series of episodes on philosophy in India, written together with expert Jonardon Ganeri. These will appear in alternating weeks with episodes on European philosophy. The entire series is avaible for download as a zip file. Written versions of the podcast are going to be released in book form.

All Episodes

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 27 Sep 2020

Aristotle’s works are edited, printed, and translated, leading to new assessments of his thought among both humanists and scholastics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 13 Sep 2020

The blurry line dividing humanism and scholastic university culture in the Italian Renaissance.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 26 Jul 2020

Leon Battista Alberti, Benedetto Cotrugli, and Poggio Bracciolini grapple with the moral and conceptual problems raised by the prospect of people getting filthy rich.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 12 Jul 2020

Tommaso Campanella’s “The City of the Sun” and other utopian works of the Italian Renaissance describe perfect cities as an ideal for real life politics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 28 Jun 2020

Bruni, Poggio, Machiavelli, and Guicciardini explore political ideas and historical method in works on Roman and Italian history.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 14 Jun 2020

Leading Machiavelli scholar Quentin Skinner joins Peter to discuss morality, history, and religion in the Prince and the Discourses.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 31 May 2020

Peter celebrates reaching 350 episodes by explaining a single sentence in Machiavelli's "Discourses.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 17 May 2020

Machiavelli’s seminal work of political advice, "The Prince," tells the ruler how to be strong like a lion and cunning like a fox.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 03 May 2020

Did “civic humanism” really make republicanism a newly dominant political theory in the Italian Renaissance?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 19 Apr 2020

The prophetic preacher Girolamo Savonarola attacks pagan philosophy and puts forward his own political ideas, before coming to an untimely end.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 05 Apr 2020

An interview with Cecilia Muratori, an expert on the surprisingly modern ideas about non-human animals that emerged in the Renaissance.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 22 Mar 2020

Pico della Mirandola and Giannozzo Manetti praise humans as the centerpiece of the created world. But what about the other animals?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 08 Mar 2020

Pico della Mirandola argues for the harmony of the ancient authorities, draws on Jewish mysticism, and questions the value of humanist rhetoric.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 23 Feb 2020

Jewish philosophers in Renaissance Italy, focusing on Leone Ebreo’s Dialogues of Love, the Averroism of Elijah del Medigo, and Italian Kabbalah.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 09 Feb 2020

An interview with Denis Robichaud on how, and why, Plato was read in the Italian Renaissance.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 26 Jan 2020

Ficino describes a “Platonic” love purified of sexuality, prompting a debate carried on by Pico della Mirandola, Pietro Bembo, and Tullia d’Aragona.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 12 Jan 2020

Marsilio Ficino’s revival of Platonism, with a focus on his proofs for the soul’s immortality in his magnum opus, the Platonic Theology.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 29 Dec 2019

The blossoming of Renaissance Platonism under the Medici, who supported the scholarship of Poliziano, Ficino, and Pico della Mirandola.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 15 Dec 2019

Refutation of misogyny in Moderate Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 01 Dec 2019

Cassandra Fedele, Isotta Nogarola, and Laura Cereta seek fame and glory through eloquence and learning.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 17 Nov 2019

Christine de Pizan's political philosophy, epistemology, and the refutation of misogyny in her "City of Ladies".. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 03 Nov 2019

An interview with Sabrina Ebbersmeyer about the relation of emotion to reason and the body, and panpsychism, in the Renaissance.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 20 Oct 2019

The rediscovery of Epicurus, Lucretius, and Sextus Empiricus spreads challenging ideas about chance, atomism, and skepticism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 06 Oct 2019

Humanists from Bruni and Valla to Pontano and Castiglione ask whether ancient ethical teachings can still help us learn how to live.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 22 Sep 2019

Jill Kraye returns to the podcast to discuss the nature of humanism, its relation to scholasticism, and its legacy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 08 Sep 2019

Lorenzo Valla launches a furious attack on scholastic philosophy, favoring the resources of classical Latin.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 28 Jul 2019

Coluccio Salutati and Leonardo Bruni combine eloquence with philosophy, taking as their model the refined language and republican ideals found in Cicero.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 14 Jul 2019

Bessarion and George Trapenzuntius, rival scholars from the Greek east who helped inspire the Italian Renaissance.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 30 Jun 2019

A first look at the themes and figures of philosophy in the Italian Renaissance.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 16 Jun 2019

The series on Byzantium concludes as Michele Trizio discusses the mutual influence of Byzantium and Latin Christendom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 02 Jun 2019

When the Byzantine empire ended in 1453, philosophy in Greek did not end with it. In this episode we bring the story up to the 20th century.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 19 May 2019

Was Gemistos Plethon, the last great thinker of the Byzantine tradition, a secret pagan or just a Christian with an unusual enthusiasm for Platonism?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 05 May 2019

Thomas Aquinas finds avid readers among Byzantines at the twilight of empire, and is used by both sides of the Hesychast controversy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 21 Apr 2019

Gregory Palamas and the controversy over his teaching that we can go beyond human reason by grasping God through his activities or “energies”.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 07 Apr 2019

Mathematics and the sciences in Byzantium, focusing on scholars of the Palaiologan period like Blemmydes and Metochites.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 24 Mar 2019

Historian Judith Herrin joins us to talk about competition and mutual influence between Islam and Byzantium.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 10 Mar 2019

Intellectual exchange between Christians and Muslims, and the later flowering of Syriac literature including the philosopher Bar Hebraeus.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 24 Feb 2019

The Neoplatonist Proclus gets mixed reviews from Christians, as Nicholas of Methone refutes him but the Georgian philosopher Ioane Petritsi helps to revive his thought.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 10 Feb 2019

Peter's Munich colleague Oliver Primavesi tells us how Greek manuscripts are used to establish the text of authors like Aristotle.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 27 Jan 2019

Without handwritten copies produced by Byzantine scribes, we would know almost nothing about ancient philosophy. How and why were they made?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 13 Jan 2019

Legal and economic thought in Byzantium: the sources of the law’s authority, the relation of church and civil law, just price, and just war.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 30 Dec 2018

The role of women in Byzantine society and the complex attitudes surrounding eunuchs: did they make up a “third gender”?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 16 Dec 2018

A chat about commentaries on Aristotle from Byzantium with guest Katerina Ierodiakonou.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 02 Dec 2018

Princess Anna Komnene makes good use of her political retirement by gathering a circle of scholars to write commentaries on Aristotle.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 18 Nov 2018

The larger meaning of history in the chronicles written by Michael Psellos, Michael Attaleiates, Anna Komnene, and Niketas Choniates.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 04 Nov 2018

Psellos and other experts in rhetoric explore how this art of persuasion relates to philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 21 Oct 2018

Byzantine political thought from the time of Justinian down to the Palaiologos dynasty wrestles with the nature and scope of imperial power.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 07 Oct 2018

The trial of John Italos and other signs of Byzantine disquiet with the pagan philosophical tradition.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 23 Sep 2018

Dominic O'Meara speaks to Peter about Michael Psellos, focusing especially on his political philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 09 Sep 2018

Michael Psellos and his attitude towards pagan philosophy and the political life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 11 Aug 2018

Peter's twin brother Glenn Adamson discusses the philosophical implications of craft.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 29 Jul 2018

Photius, “the inventor of the book review,” and other Byzantine scholars who preserved ancient learning.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 15 Jul 2018

Peter is joined by Andrew Louth for a discussion of John of Damascus and his theological use of philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 01 Jul 2018

John of Damascus helps to shape the Byzantine understanding of humankind and the veneration of images, despite living in Islamic territory.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 17 Jun 2018

Is it idolatry to venerate an icon of a saint, or of Christ? The dispute leads the Byzantines to ponder the relation between an image and its object.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 03 Jun 2018

Eastern Christian philosophy outside of Constantinople, focusing on translation and exegesis in the languages of Syriac and Armenian.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 20 May 2018

We begin to look at the third tradition of medieval philosophy, in which the heritage of classical antiquity is preserved and debated by the Byzantines.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 73 Minutes 06 May 2018

Peter King, Catarina Dutilh Novaes, and Russ Friedman discuss their approaches to medieval philosophy, and its contemporary relevance.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 81 Minutes 22 Apr 2018

Rachel Barney, Christof Rapp, and Mark Kalderon join Peter to discuss the importance of ancient philosophy for today's philosophers.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 08 Apr 2018

Bob Pasnau joins Peter to discuss ideas about substance from Aquinas down to the time of Locke, Leibniz and Descartes.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 137 Minutes 06 Apr 2018

New paperbacks and a new series!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 25 Mar 2018

The Renaissance ideals of humanism and universal science flourish already in the medieval period, in the works of Petrarch and Ramon Llull.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 11 Mar 2018

New ideas and and new universities in Italy and greater Germany including Vienna and Prague, where Jan Hus carries on the radical ideas of Wyclif.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 25 Feb 2018

John Wyclif refutes nominalism and inspires the Lollard movement, which anticipated Reformation thought with its critique of the church.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 11 Feb 2018

Jean Gerson’s role in the political disputes of his day, the spread of lay devotion and affective mysticism, and the debate over the Romance of the Rose initiated by Christine de Pizan.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 28 Jan 2018

Peter is joined by Isabel Davis to discuss marriage, sex and chastity in Chaucer, focusing on the Wife of Bath's speech.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 14 Jan 2018

Medieval attitudes towards homosexuality, sex and chastity, and the status of women. Authors discussed include Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, and Chaucer.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 31 Dec 2017

Philosophical themes in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” and “Troilus and Criseyde,” as well as Langland’s “Piers Plowman.”. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 17 Dec 2017

Julian of Norwich’s Shewings and the Cloud of Unknowing lay out challenging paths to knowledge of, and union with, God.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 03 Dec 2017

Martin Pickavé returns to the podcast to talk about theories of the emotions in Aquinas, Scotus and Wodeham.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 19 Nov 2017

Be surprised by how many philosophical problems arise in connection with angels (how many can dance on the head of a pin is not one of them).. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 05 Nov 2017

Dietrich of Freiberg, Berthold of Moosburg, John Tauler and Henry Suso explore Neoplatonism and mysticism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 22 Oct 2017

The scholastic and mystic Meister Eckhart sets out his daring speculations about God and humankind in both Latin and German.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 08 Oct 2017

Changing ideas about money, just price, and usury, up to the time of Buridan, Oresme, and Gregory of Rimini.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 24 Sep 2017

The medievals were too firm in their beliefs to entertain skeptical worries, right? Don't be so sure, as Peter learns from Dominik Perler.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 13 Aug 2017

The debate between Nicholas of Autrecourt and John Buridan on whether it is possible to achieve certain knowledge.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 30 Jul 2017

Peter speaks to Jack Zupko about John Buridan's secular and parsimonious approach to philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 16 Jul 2017

The hipster’s choice for favorite scholastic, John Buridan, sets out a nominalist theory of knowledge and language, and explains the workings of free will.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 02 Jul 2017

An interview with Monica Green reveals parallels between medicine and philosophy in the middle ages.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 18 Jun 2017

Ockham, Buridan, Oresme and Francis of Marchia explore infinity, continuity, atomism, and the impetus involved in motion.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 04 Jun 2017

Bradwardine and other thinkers based at Oxford make breakthroughs in physics by applying mathematics to motion.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 21 May 2017

Sara Uckelman soundly defeats Peter in the medieval logical game of "obligations.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 07 May 2017

The scholastics discuss the ambiguity of terms, the nature of logical inference, and logical paradoxes, and play the game of “obligations.”. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 23 Apr 2017

Scotus, Ockham, and Bradwardine ask how we can be free if God knows and chooses the things we will do in the future.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 09 Apr 2017

Walter Burley flies the flag for realism against Ockham and other nominalists.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 26 Mar 2017

An interview with Susan Brower-Toland covering Ockham’s views on cognition, consciousness, and memory.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 26 Mar 2017

An interview with Susan Brower-Toland covering Ockham's views on cognition, consciousness, and memory.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 12 Mar 2017

How the language of thought relates to spoken and written language, according to William of Ockham.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 12 Mar 2017

How the language of thought relates to spoken and written language, according to William of Ockham.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 26 Feb 2017

Ockham trims away the unnecessary entities posited by other scholastics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 26 Feb 2017

Ockham trims away the unnecessary entities posited by other scholastics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 12 Feb 2017

William of Ockham on freedom of action and freedom of thought.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 12 Feb 2017

William of Ockham on freedom of action and freedom of thought.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 29 Jan 2017

In his book Defender of the Peace, Marsilius of Padua develops new theories of representative government, rights, and ownership.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 29 Jan 2017

In his book Defender of the Peace, Marsilius of Padua develops new theories of representative government, rights, and ownership.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 21 Jan 2017

Peter muses on recent political events in light of the history of philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 21 Jan 2017

Peter muses on recent political events in light of the history of philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 15 Jan 2017

Giles of Rome and Dante on the rival claims of the church and secular rulers.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 15 Jan 2017

Giles of Rome and Dante on the rival claims of the church and secular rulers.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 01 Jan 2017

Italy’s greatest poet Dante Alighieri was also a philosopher, as we learn from his Convivio and of course the Divine Comedy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 01 Jan 2017

Italy’s greatest poet Dante Alighieri was also a philosopher, as we learn from his Convivio and of course the Divine Comedy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 18 Dec 2016

Marguerite Porete is put to death for her exploration of the love of God, The Mirror of Simple Souls.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 18 Dec 2016

Marguerite Porete is put to death for her exploration of the love of God, The Mirror of Simple Souls.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 04 Dec 2016

A conversation with Tom Pink about medieval theories of freedom and action.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 04 Dec 2016

A conversation with Tom Pink about medieval theories of freedom and action.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 20 Nov 2016

An introduction to philosophy in the 14th century, focusing on two big ideas: nominalism and voluntarism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 20 Nov 2016

An introduction to philosophy in the 14th century, focusing on two big ideas: nominalism and voluntarism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 06 Nov 2016

Peter hears about Duns Scotus' epistemology from expert Giorgio Pini.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 06 Nov 2016

Peter hears about Duns Scotus’ epistemology from expert Giorgio Pini.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 23 Oct 2016

Scotus explains how things can share a nature in common while being unique individuals.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 23 Oct 2016

Scotus explains how things can share a nature in common while being unique individuals.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 09 Oct 2016

Scotus argues that morality is a matter of freely choosing to follow God’s freely issued commands.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 09 Oct 2016

Scotus argues that morality is a matter of freely choosing to follow God’s freely issued commands.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 25 Sep 2016

Scotus develops a novel theory of free will and, along the way, rethinks the notions of necessity and possibility.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 25 Sep 2016

Scotus develops a novel theory of free will and, along the way, rethinks the notions of necessity and possibility.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 11 Sep 2016

Duns Scotus attacks the proposal of Aquinas and Henry of Ghent that being is subject to analogy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 11 Sep 2016

Duns Scotus attacks the proposal of Aquinas and Henry of Ghent that being is subject to analogy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 2 Minutes 06 Aug 2016

How to fill the month of August while the podcast is on summer break. Buy the book versions of the podcast at Oxford University Press.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 2 Minutes 06 Aug 2016

How to fill the month of August while the podcast is on summer break. Buy the book versions of the podcast at Oxford University Press.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 31 Jul 2016

Medieval discussions of the Trinity charted new metaphysical territory, as we see in this interview with Richard Cross.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 31 Jul 2016

Medieval discussions of the Trinity charted new metaphysical territory, as we see in this interview with Richard Cross.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 17 Jul 2016

Philosophy is pushed to its limits to provide rational explanations of two Christian theological doctrines.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 17 Jul 2016

Philosophy is pushed to its limits to provide rational explanations of two Christian theological doctrines.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 03 Jul 2016

An interview with Martin Pickavé on voluntarism in Henry of Ghent.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 03 Jul 2016

An interview with Martin Pickavé on voluntarism in Henry of Ghent.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 19 Jun 2016

Henry of Ghent, now little known but a leading scholastic in the late 13th century, makes influential proposals on all the debates of his time.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 19 Jun 2016

Henry of Ghent, now little known but a leading scholastic in the late 13th century, makes influential proposals on all the debates of his time.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 05 Jun 2016

Does medieval art tell us anything about medieval theories of aesthetics? Peter finds out from Andreas Speer.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 05 Jun 2016

Does medieval art tell us anything about medieval theories of aesthetics? Peter finds out from Andreas Speer.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 22 May 2016

Sex, reason, and religion in Jean de Meun’s completion of an allegory of courtly love, the Roman de la Rose.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 22 May 2016

Sex, reason, and religion in Jean de Meun’s completion of an allegory of courtly love, the Roman de la Rose.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 08 May 2016

The “modistae” explore the links between language, the mind, and reality.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 08 May 2016

The “modistae” explore the links between language, the mind, and reality.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 24 Apr 2016

Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the so-called “Latin Averroists” take up the question of whether the universe has always existed, and settle once and for all which comes first, the chicken or the egg.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Apr 2016

Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the so-called “Latin Averroists” take up the question of whether the universe has always existed, and settle once and for all which comes first, the chicken or the egg.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 10 Apr 2016

Did Siger of Brabant and Boethius of Dacia, who have been called “Latin Averroists” and “radical Aristotelians,” really embrace a doctrine of “double truth”?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 10 Apr 2016

Did Siger of Brabant and Boethius of Dacia, who have been called “Latin Averroists” and “radical Aristotelians,” really embrace a doctrine of “double truth”?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 27 Mar 2016

Peter answers listener questions on the nature of philosophy and the podcast series.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 27 Mar 2016

Peter answers listener questions on the nature of philosophy and the podcast series.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 13 Mar 2016

Two rounds of condemnations at Paris declare certain philosophical teachings as heretical. But what were the long term effects?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Mar 2016

Two rounds of condemnations at Paris declare certain philosophical teachings as heretical. But what were the long term effects?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 28 Feb 2016

Scott MacDonald joins Peter to discuss Thomas Aquinas' views on human knowledge.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 28 Feb 2016

Scott MacDonald joins Peter to discuss Thomas Aquinas’ views on human knowledge.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 14 Feb 2016

Aquinas follows medieval legal thinkers in defining the conditions under which war may be justified, and proposes his famous doctrine of double effect.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 14 Feb 2016

Aquinas follows medieval legal thinkers in defining the conditions under which war may be justified, and proposes his famous doctrine of double effect.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 31 Jan 2016

Natural law and political legitimacy in thirteenth century thinkers up to and including Thomas Aquinas.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 31 Jan 2016

Natural law and political legitimacy in thirteenth century thinkers up to and including Thomas Aquinas.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 17 Jan 2016

Natural and supernatural virtue and happiness in Thomas Aquinas and his teacher, Albert the Great.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 17 Jan 2016

Natural and supernatural virtue and happiness in Thomas Aquinas and his teacher, Albert the Great.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 03 Jan 2016

Thomas Aquinas makes controversial claims concerning the unity of the soul and the empirical basis of human knowledge.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 03 Jan 2016

Thomas Aquinas makes controversial claims concerning the unity of the soul and the empirical basis of human knowledge.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 20 Dec 2015

An introduction to Thomas Aquinas, his views on faith and reason, and his famous “five ways” of proving God’s existence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 20 Dec 2015

An introduction to Thomas Aquinas, his views on faith and reason, and his famous “five ways” of proving God’s existence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 06 Dec 2015

Therese Cory tells Peter what Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas thought about self-awareness.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 06 Dec 2015

Therese Cory tells Peter what Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas thought about self-awareness.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 22 Nov 2015

Albert the Great’s theory of being and his attempt to explain what changes in the human mind when we come to see God in the afterlife.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 22 Nov 2015

Albert the Great’s theory of being and his attempt to explain what changes in the human mind when we come to see God in the afterlife.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 08 Nov 2015

Albert the Great earns his nickname “universal doctor” by devoting himself to the whole of nature, from geology and botany to the study of human nature.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 08 Nov 2015

Albert the Great earns his nickname “universal doctor” by devoting himself to the whole of nature, from geology and botany to the study of human nature.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 25 Oct 2015

Was medieval logic "formal"? Peter finds out from Catarina Dutilh Novaes.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 25 Oct 2015

Was medieval logic “formal”? Peter finds out from Catarina Dutilh Novaes.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 11 Oct 2015

Robert Kilwardby is infamous for his ban on teaching certain philosophical ideas at Oxford, yet made contributions in logic and on the soul.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 11 Oct 2015

Robert Kilwardby is infamous for his ban on teaching certain philosophical ideas at Oxford, yet made contributions in logic and on the soul.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 27 Sep 2015

Two Beguine authors, Hadewijch and Mechthild of Magdeburg, deploy the tropes of courtly love in vernacular writings about their mystical experiences.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 27 Sep 2015

Two Beguine authors, Hadewijch and Mechthild of Magdeburg, deploy the tropes of courtly love in vernacular writings about their mystical experiences.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 265 Minutes 19 Sep 2015

New feed for Philosophy in India: http://hopwag2.podbean.com/feed/. . .

  Direct Link   Download 4 Minutes 19 Sep 2015

New feed for Philosophy in India: http://hopwag2.podbean.com/feed/. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 09 Aug 2015

Bonaventure and Peter Olivi respond to critics of the Franciscan vow of poverty, in a debate which produced new ideas about economics and rights.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 09 Aug 2015

Bonaventure and Peter Olivi respond to critics of the Franciscan vow of poverty, in a debate which produced new ideas about economics and rights.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 02 Aug 2015

Medieval ideas about what animals do and do not have in common with humans, and how we should treat them.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 02 Aug 2015

Medieval ideas about what animals do and do not have in common with humans, and how we should treat them.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 26 Jul 2015

Peter Olivi proposes that awareness occurs not through passively being affected by things, but by actively paying attention to them.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 26 Jul 2015

Peter Olivi proposes that awareness occurs not through passively being affected by things, but by actively paying attention to them.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 19 Jul 2015

Bonaventure argues that human knowledge depends on an illumination from God.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 19 Jul 2015

Bonaventure argues that human knowledge depends on an illumination from God.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 12 Jul 2015

Charles Burnett tells Peter about the role of magic in medieval intellectual life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 12 Jul 2015

Charles Burnett tells Peter about the role of magic in medieval intellectual life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 05 Jul 2015

Roger Bacon extols the power of science based on experience and uses a general theory of "species" to explain light and vision.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 05 Jul 2015

Roger Bacon extols the power of science based on experience and uses a general theory of “species” to explain light and vision.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 28 Jun 2015

Translator, scientist and theologian Robert Grosseteste sheds light on the cosmos, human understanding, and the rainbow.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 28 Jun 2015

Translator, scientist and theologian Robert Grosseteste sheds light on the cosmos, human understanding, and the rainbow.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 21 Jun 2015

The scholastics explore Aristotle’s ethical teaching and the concept of moral conscience.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 21 Jun 2015

The scholastics explore Aristotle’s ethical teaching and the concept of moral conscience.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 14 Jun 2015

Philip the Chancellor introduces the transcendentals, a key idea in medieval metaphysics and aesthetics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 14 Jun 2015

Philip the Chancellor introduces the transcendentals, a key idea in medieval metaphysics and aesthetics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 07 Jun 2015

John Blund and William of Auvergne draw on Aristotle and Avicenna to argue that the soul is immaterial and immortal.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 07 Jun 2015

John Blund and William of Auvergne draw on Aristotle and Avicenna to argue that the soul is immaterial and immortal.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 31 May 2015

Richard Rufus and anonymous commentators on Aristotle explore the nature of motion, time, infinity and space.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 31 May 2015

Richard Rufus and anonymous commentators on Aristotle explore the nature of motion, time, infinity and space.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 24 May 2015

The terminist logicians William of Sherwood and Peter of Spain classify the various ways that language can relate to the world.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 24 May 2015

The terminist logicians William of Sherwood and Peter of Spain classify the various ways that language can relate to the world.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 17 May 2015

Kent Emery joins Peter to discuss the effects of monastic and university culture on medieval philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 17 May 2015

Kent Emery joins Peter to discuss the effects of monastic and university culture on medieval philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 10 May 2015

The emergence of universities in Paris, Oxford, Bologna and elsewhere provide the main setting for medieval philosophy in the 13th century and beyond.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 10 May 2015

The emergence of universities in Paris, Oxford, Bologna and elsewhere provide the main setting for medieval philosophy in the 13th century and beyond.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 03 May 2015

Greek and Arabic sources are rendered into Latin in a translation movement that will revolutionize medieval philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 03 May 2015

Greek and Arabic sources are rendered into Latin in a translation movement that will revolutionize medieval philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 26 Apr 2015

The life, visions, political intrigues and scientific interests of Hildegard of Bingen.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 26 Apr 2015

The life, visions, political intrigues and scientific interests of Hildegard of Bingen.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 19 Apr 2015

A discussion about Roman law and its reception in the medieval period, with ancient law expert Caroline Humfress.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 19 Apr 2015

A discussion about Roman law and its reception in the medieval period, with ancient law expert Caroline Humfress.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 12 Apr 2015

Gratian and Peter Lombard help bring scholasticism to maturity by systematizing law and theology.. . .

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Gratian and Peter Lombard help bring scholasticism to maturity by systematizing law and theology.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 05 Apr 2015

The “Investiture Contest” between church and state and the first major work of medieval political philosophy, John of Salisbury’s Policraticus.. . .

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The “Investiture Contest” between church and state and the first major work of medieval political philosophy, John of Salisbury’s Policraticus.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 28 Mar 2015

Andrew Arlig joins Peter to discuss medieval discussions of mereology (the study of parts and wholes).. . .

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Andrew Arlig joins Peter to discuss medieval discussions of mereology (the study of parts and wholes).. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 22 Mar 2015

Gilbert of Poitiers proposes a unique way to explain how each individual is the individual it is.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 22 Mar 2015

Gilbert of Poitiers proposes a unique way to explain how each individual is the individual it is.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 15 Mar 2015

In this special episode, Peter chats with the hosts of the History of the Crusades, History of Byzantium, and British History podcasts.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 15 Mar 2015

In this special episode, Peter chats with the hosts of the History of the Crusades, History of Byzantium, and British History podcasts.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 08 Mar 2015

As early medieval science blossoms, Bernard Silvestris and Alan of Lille personify Nature in their philosophical prose-poems.. . .

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As early medieval science blossoms, Bernard Silvestris and Alan of Lille personify Nature in their philosophical prose-poems.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 27 Feb 2015

The controversial role of Chartres in the philosophical Renaissance of the twelfth century.. . .

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The controversial role of Chartres in the philosophical Renaissance of the twelfth century.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 22 Feb 2015

Discussion, debate and denunciation of philosophical attempts to explain the Trinity in Abelard, Richard of St Victor and Bernard of Clairvaux.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 22 Feb 2015

Discussion, debate and denunciation of philosophical attempts to explain the Trinity in Abelard, Richard of St Victor and Bernard of Clairvaux.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 15 Feb 2015

Hugh of Saint Victor and other scholars of the same abbey combine secular learning with spirituality.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 15 Feb 2015

Hugh of Saint Victor and other scholars of the same abbey combine secular learning with spirituality.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 08 Feb 2015

John Marenbon returns to the podcast to discuss Abelard's views on necessity and freedom... . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 08 Feb 2015

John Marenbon returns to the podcast to discuss Abelard’s views on necessity and freedom... . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 01 Feb 2015

Peter Abelard sets out an innovative ethical theory that identifies intentions as the core of moral life.. . .

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Peter Abelard sets out an innovative ethical theory that identifies intentions as the core of moral life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 25 Jan 2015

Peter Abelard and Heloise prove themselves to be fascinating thinkers as well as star-crossed lovers.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 25 Jan 2015

Peter Abelard and Heloise prove themselves to be fascinating thinkers as well as star-crossed lovers.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 18 Jan 2015

Abelard and other logicians of the 12th century argue over the status of universals: are they words or things?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 18 Jan 2015

Abelard and other logicians of the 12th century argue over the status of universals: are they words or things?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 11 Jan 2015

Anselm expert Eileen Sweeney discusses his approach to philosophy and the devotional aspect of his works.. . .

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Anselm expert Eileen Sweeney discusses his approach to philosophy and the devotional aspect of his works.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 04 Jan 2015

The most famous argument in medieval philosophy is Anselm's proof of God's existence. But how is it supposed to work?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 04 Jan 2015

The most famous argument in medieval philosophy is Anselm’s proof of God’s existence. But how is it supposed to work?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 28 Dec 2014

Anselm offers more than his famous ontological argument, including a subtle account of human freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 28 Dec 2014

Anselm offers more than his famous ontological argument, including a subtle account of human freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 21 Dec 2014

Peter Damian takes up a question with surprising philosophical implications: can God restore virginity to a woman who has lost it?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 21 Dec 2014

Peter Damian takes up a question with surprising philosophical implications: can God restore virginity to a woman who has lost it?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 13 Dec 2014

Little-known authors prepare the way for scholasticism with glosses on logic, metaphysical debate, and a poem about a cat.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 13 Dec 2014

Little-known authors prepare the way for scholasticism with glosses on logic, metaphysical debate, and a poem about a cat.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 05 Dec 2014

Stephen Gersh (who was Peter's doctoral advisor!) joins him to discuss the sources and influence of Platonism in the Middle Ages.. . .

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Stephen Gersh (who was Peter’s doctoral advisor!) joins him to discuss the sources and influence of Platonism in the Middle Ages.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 29 Nov 2014

We celebrate reaching episode 200 with a special double interview on the problem of defining medieval philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 29 Nov 2014

We celebrate reaching episode 200 with a special double interview on the problem of defining medieval philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 22 Nov 2014

Eriugena delves into the Greek tradition to produce his masterpiece of metaphysics and theology, the Periphyseon.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 22 Nov 2014

Eriugena delves into the Greek tradition to produce his masterpiece of metaphysics and theology, the Periphyseon.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 16 Nov 2014

John Scotus Eriugena debates free will with his rival Gottschalk, arguing that God predestines the saved but not the damned.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 16 Nov 2014

John Scotus Eriugena debates free will with his rival Gottschalk, arguing that God predestines the saved but not the damned.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 09 Nov 2014

Alcuin leads a resurgence of interest in philosophy and the liberal arts at the court of Charlemagne.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 09 Nov 2014

Alcuin leads a resurgence of interest in philosophy and the liberal arts at the court of Charlemagne.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 03 Nov 2014

Peter launches the series of podcasts on philosophy in medieval Latin Christendom with a look ahead at what’s to come.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 03 Nov 2014

Peter launches the series of podcasts on philosophy in medieval Latin Christendom with a look ahead at what’s to come.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 26 Oct 2014

Anke von Kügelgen joins Peter to discuss developments over the last century or so, including attitudes towards past thinkers like Avicenna, Averroes and Ibn Taymiyya.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 26 Oct 2014

Anke von Kügelgen joins Peter to discuss developments over the last century or so, including attitudes towards past thinkers like Avicenna, Averroes and Ibn Taymiyya.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 19 Oct 2014

From Sabzawārī in the 19th century to Seyyed Hossein Nasr today, Iranian thinkers promote and respond to the thought of Mullā Ṣadrā.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 19 Oct 2014

From Sabzawārī in the 19th century to Seyyed Hossein Nasr today, Iranian thinkers promote and respond to the thought of Mullā Ṣadrā.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 12 Oct 2014

Muḥammad 'Abdūh and Muḥammad Iqbāl challenge colonialism and the traditional religious scholars of Islam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 12 Oct 2014

Muḥammad ‘Abdūh and Muḥammad Iqbāl challenge colonialism and the traditional religious scholars of Islam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 06 Oct 2014

Fatema Mernissi and others challenge the long-standing (but not complete) exclusion of women from the intellectual traditions of Islam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 06 Oct 2014

Fatema Mernissi and others challenge the long-standing (but not complete) exclusion of women from the intellectual traditions of Islam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 03 Oct 2014

18th and 19th century intellectuals in India and the Ottoman empire, from Shāh Walī Allāh to the Young Turks, continue Islamic traditions and grapple with European science.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 03 Oct 2014

18th and 19th century intellectuals in India and the Ottoman empire, from Shāh Walī Allāh to the Young Turks, continue Islamic traditions and grapple with European science.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 24 Aug 2014

Kātib Çelebi defends cigarettes and coffee, in just one of several philosophical and religious debates in the Ottoman empire.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 24 Aug 2014

Kātib Çelebi defends cigarettes and coffee, in just one of several philosophical and religious debates in the Ottoman empire.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 17 Aug 2014

Ideas spread to Mughal India from Iran, and prince Dārā Shikūh seeks to unite the wisdom of the Upanishads with the Koran.. . .

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Ideas spread to Mughal India from Iran, and prince Dārā Shikūh seeks to unite the wisdom of the Upanishads with the Koran.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 10 Aug 2014

Sajjad Rizvi talks to Peter about Mullā Ṣadrā's views on eternity, God's knowledge and the afterlife.. . .

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Sajjad Rizvi talks to Peter about Mullā Ṣadrā’s views on eternity, God’s knowledge and the afterlife.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 03 Aug 2014

Mullā Ṣadrā proposes that all things are like sharks: in constant motion.. . .

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Mullā Ṣadrā proposes that all things are like sharks: in constant motion.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 27 Jul 2014

Mullā Ṣadrā, greatest thinker of early modern Iran, unveils his radical new understanding of existence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 27 Jul 2014

Mullā Ṣadrā, greatest thinker of early modern Iran, unveils his radical new understanding of existence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 20 Jul 2014

Philosophy in Safavid Iran, and a look back at earlier philosophy among Shiites.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 20 Jul 2014

Philosophy in Safavid Iran, and a look back at earlier philosophy among Shiites.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 13 Jul 2014

Robert Wisnovsky joins Peter to discuss the enormous body of unstudied philosophical commentaries in the later Eastern Islamic world.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 13 Jul 2014

Robert Wisnovsky joins Peter to discuss the enormous body of unstudied philosophical commentaries in the later Eastern Islamic world.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 06 Jul 2014

The roots of the Safavid philosophical tradition in some rather ill-tempered debates at Shīrāz.. . .

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The roots of the Safavid philosophical tradition in some rather ill-tempered debates at Shīrāz.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 29 Jun 2014

Philosophy and science survive and even thrive through the coming of the Mongols.. . .

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Philosophy and science survive and even thrive through the coming of the Mongols.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 22 Jun 2014

The controversial jurist Ibn Taymiyya sets forth an originalist theory of law and a searching criticism of the philosophers’ logic.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Jun 2014

The controversial jurist Ibn Taymiyya sets forth an originalist theory of law and a searching criticism of the philosophers’ logic.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 16 Jun 2014

Later Islamic logicians try to solve the Liar Paradox and take on the advances of Avicenna's logic.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 16 Jun 2014

Later Islamic logicians try to solve the Liar Paradox and take on the advances of Avicenna’s logic.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 3 Minutes 12 Jun 2014

Peter announces the appearance of the first HoPWaG book and plans to cover Indian philosophy with Jonardon Ganeri.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 12 Jun 2014

Peter announces the appearance of the first HoPWaG book and plans to cover Indian philosophy with Jonardon Ganeri.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 08 Jun 2014

Peter is joined by Mohammed Rustom in a discussion about Sufi authors including Ibn 'Arabī and Rūmī. . .

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Peter is joined by Mohammed Rustom in a discussion about Sufi authors including Ibn ‘Arabī and Rūmī. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 01 Jun 2014

The Persian poet Rūmī and mystical philosopher al-Qūnawī carry on the legacy of Sufism.. . .

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The Persian poet Rūmī and mystical philosopher al-Qūnawī carry on the legacy of Sufism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 24 May 2014

Avicenna’s distinction between essence and existence triggers a running debate among philosophers and theologians.. . .

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Avicenna’s distinction between essence and existence triggers a running debate among philosophers and theologians.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 18 May 2014

Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī’s controversial career sees him adopt and then abandon Ismāʿīlism, team up with the Mongols, and offer a staunch defense of Avicenna.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 May 2014

Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī’s controversial career sees him adopt and then abandon Ismāʿīlism, team up with the Mongols, and offer a staunch defense of Avicenna.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 11 May 2014

The Illuminationists carry on Suhrawardī’s critique of “Peripatetic” philosophy and wonder if they will be reborn as giraffes.. . .

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The Illuminationists carry on Suhrawardī’s critique of “Peripatetic” philosophy and wonder if they will be reborn as giraffes.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 04 May 2014

Suhrawardī, founder of the Illuminationist (ishrāqī) tradition, proposes a metaphysics of light on the basis of his theory of knowledge by presence. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 04 May 2014

Suhrawardī, founder of the Illuminationist (ishrāqī) tradition, proposes a metaphysics of light on the basis of his theory of knowledge by presence. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 27 Apr 2014

The hugely influential Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī weaves Avicenna and Islamic theology into complex dialectical treatments of time, God, the soul, and ethics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Apr 2014

The hugely influential Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī weaves Avicenna and Islamic theology into complex dialectical treatments of time, God, the soul, and ethics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 19 Apr 2014

Abū l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī makes up his own mind about physics and the soul, and along the way inaugurates a new style of doing philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 19 Apr 2014

Abū l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī makes up his own mind about physics and the soul, and along the way inaugurates a new style of doing philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 13 Apr 2014

An introduction to later developments in philosophical theology, sufism, and Illuminationism, focusing on the reception and critique of Avicenna.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 13 Apr 2014

An introduction to later developments in philosophical theology, sufism, and Illuminationism, focusing on the reception and critique of Avicenna.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 06 Apr 2014

Leading scholar of medieval Jewish thought Gad Freudenthal joins Peter in a concluding episode on Andalusian thought.. . .

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Leading scholar of medieval Jewish thought Gad Freudenthal joins Peter in a concluding episode on Andalusian thought.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 30 Mar 2014

Joseph Albo and Isaac Abravanel critique Maimonides’ attempt to lay down foundations for the Jewish law.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 30 Mar 2014

Joseph Albo and Isaac Abravanel critique Maimonides’ attempt to lay down foundations for the Jewish law.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 23 Mar 2014

The rich symbolism of the Zohar and the spiritual practices of Abraham Abluafia feature in the mystical movement known as Kabbalah.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 23 Mar 2014

The rich symbolism of the Zohar and the spiritual practices of Abraham Abluafia feature in the mystical movement known as Kabbalah.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 16 Mar 2014

The Book of Job provokes Saadia, Maimonides, Ibn Tibbon and Gersonides to reflect on why God allows suffering.. . .

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The Book of Job provokes Saadia, Maimonides, Ibn Tibbon and Gersonides to reflect on why God allows suffering.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 09 Mar 2014

Tamar Rudavsky joins Peter to talk about the two great medieval Jewish thinkers after Maimonides: Gersonides and Crescas.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 08 Mar 2014

Tamar Rudavsky joins Peter to talk about the two great medieval Jewish thinkers after Maimonides: Gersonides and Crescas.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 02 Mar 2014

Ḥasdai Crescas shows Aristotelian physics who’s boss, by defending alternative conceptions of time, place and infinity.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 02 Mar 2014

Ḥasdai Crescas shows Aristotelian physics who’s boss, by defending alternative conceptions of time, place and infinity.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 23 Feb 2014

The super-commentator Gersonides and other Jews digest the ideas of Averroes.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 23 Feb 2014

The super-commentator Gersonides and other Jews digest the ideas of Averroes.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 16 Feb 2014

Maimonides’ works provoke a bitter dispute among Jews in France and Spain over the relation of philosophy to Judaism.. . .

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Maimonides’ works provoke a bitter dispute among Jews in France and Spain over the relation of philosophy to Judaism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 08 Feb 2014

Maimonides as a "Mediterranean thinker": Peter is joined by Sarah Stroumsa.. . .

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Maimonides as a “Mediterranean thinker”: Peter is joined by Sarah Stroumsa.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 02 Feb 2014

Maimonides tries to settle the eternity of the world debate by declaring a draw.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 02 Feb 2014

Maimonides tries to settle the eternity of the world debate by declaring a draw.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 26 Jan 2014

The great Jewish philosopher and legal scholar Maimonides, and the ideas in his Mishneh Torah and Guide for the Perplexed.. . .

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The great Jewish philosopher and legal scholar Maimonides, and the ideas in his Mishneh Torah and Guide for the Perplexed.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 19 Jan 2014

Baḥya Ibn Paquda and Maimonides explore the ethical dimension of the Jewish scriptures and legal tradition.. . .

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Baḥya Ibn Paquda and Maimonides explore the ethical dimension of the Jewish scriptures and legal tradition.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 12 Jan 2014

Abraham Ibn Ezra, Ibn Daud and Maimonides consider the philosophical implications of astrology as science flourishes in the Jewish culture of Andalusia.. . .

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Abraham Ibn Ezra, Ibn Daud and Maimonides consider the philosophical implications of astrology as science flourishes in the Jewish culture of Andalusia.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 05 Jan 2014

Judah Hallevi argues that Judaism has a better claim to belief than philosophy, Christianity, or Islam.. . .

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Judah Hallevi argues that Judaism has a better claim to belief than philosophy, Christianity, or Islam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 29 Dec 2013

Peter chats with Sarah Pessin about the Neoplatonism of Jewish philosophers such as Isaac Israeli, Ibn Gabirol, and Maimonides.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 29 Dec 2013

Peter chats with Sarah Pessin about the Neoplatonism of Jewish philosophers such as Isaac Israeli, Ibn Gabirol, and Maimonides.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 22 Dec 2013

Neoplatonism returns in Ibn Gabriol, who controversially holds that everything apart from God has both matter and form.. . .

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Neoplatonism returns in Ibn Gabriol, who controversially holds that everything apart from God has both matter and form.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 15 Dec 2013

The historian Ibn Khaldūn applies the methods of philosophy to understand the rise and fall of political regimes.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 15 Dec 2013

The historian Ibn Khaldūn applies the methods of philosophy to understand the rise and fall of political regimes.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 08 Dec 2013

Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam, collides with philosophy in the work of Ibn ʿArabī.. . .

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Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam, collides with philosophy in the work of Ibn ʿArabī.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 01 Dec 2013

Averroes scholar Richard C. Taylor joins Peter to talk about Averroes' views on the relation between Islam and philosophy.. . .

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Averroes scholar Richard C. Taylor joins Peter to talk about Averroes’ views on the relation between Islam and philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 24 Nov 2013

Averroes defends the rather surprising notion that all of mankind shares a single intellect.. . .

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Averroes defends the rather surprising notion that all of mankind shares a single intellect.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 17 Nov 2013

A special 150th double interview episode on the transmission of philosophy from Arabic into Latin.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Nov 2013

A special 150th double interview episode on the transmission of philosophy from Arabic into Latin.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 09 Nov 2013

An introduction to “the Commentator” Averroes, and his defense of philosophy in the Decisive Treatise.. . .

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An introduction to “the Commentator” Averroes, and his defense of philosophy in the Decisive Treatise.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 03 Nov 2013

Intellect and alienation in Ibn Bājja and Ibn Ṭufayl, author of the philosophical desert island castaway tale “Ḥayy Ibn Yaqẓān.”. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 03 Nov 2013

Intellect and alienation in Ibn Bājja and Ibn Ṭufayl, author of the philosophical desert island castaway tale “Ḥayy Ibn Yaqẓān.”. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 27 Oct 2013

The development of Islamic law and jurisprudence (fiqh), and the many-sided output of the legal theorist Ibn Ḥazm.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 Oct 2013

The development of Islamic law and jurisprudence (fiqh), and the many-sided output of the legal theorist Ibn Ḥazm.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 20 Oct 2013

The flowering of philosophy among Muslims and Jews in al-Andalus (Muslim-controlled Spain and Portugal).. . .

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The flowering of philosophy among Muslims and Jews in al-Andalus (Muslim-controlled Spain and Portugal).. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 13 Oct 2013

Why did al-Ghazālī judge "the philosophers" to be apostates? Peter finds out from Frank Griffel.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 13 Oct 2013

Why did al-Ghazālī judge “the philosophers” to be apostates? Peter finds out from Frank Griffel.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 06 Oct 2013

In his “Incoherence of the Philosophers,” al-Ghazālī attacks Avicenna’s theories about the eternity of the universe and insists on the possibility of miracles.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 06 Oct 2013

In his “Incoherence of the Philosophers,” al-Ghazālī attacks Avicenna’s theories about the eternity of the universe and insists on the possibility of miracles.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 29 Sep 2013

Al-Ghazālī’s search for truth leads him to philosophy, Asharite theology, and ultimately the mystical tradition of Sufism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 29 Sep 2013

Al-Ghazālī’s search for truth leads him to philosophy, Asharite theology, and ultimately the mystical tradition of Sufism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 22 Sep 2013

Peter talks to Dimitri Gutas about Avicenna's sources, philosophical methods, and influence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Sep 2013

Peter talks to Dimitri Gutas about Avicenna’s sources, philosophical methods, and influence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 15 Sep 2013

With his Flying Man argument, Avicenna explores self-awareness and the relation between soul and body.. . .

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With his Flying Man argument, Avicenna explores self-awareness and the relation between soul and body.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 04 Aug 2013

Avicenna’s proof of the Necessary Existent is ingenious and influential; but does it amount to a proof of God’s existence?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Aug 2013

Avicenna’s proof of the Necessary Existent is ingenious and influential; but does it amount to a proof of God’s existence?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 28 Jul 2013

Avicenna revolutionizes metaphysics with groundbreaking ideas about necessity and contingency, and his new distinction between essence and existence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 28 Jul 2013

Avicenna revolutionizes metaphysics with groundbreaking ideas about necessity and contingency, and his new distinction between essence and existence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 21 Jul 2013

Despite a tumultuous life, Avicenna manages to become the most influential of all medieval philosophers.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 21 Jul 2013

Despite a tumultuous life, Avicenna manages to become the most influential of all medieval philosophers.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 14 Jul 2013

Al-Ash‘arī puts his stamp on the future of Islamic theology by emphasizing God’s untrammeled power and freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 14 Jul 2013

Al-Ash‘arī puts his stamp on the future of Islamic theology by emphasizing God’s untrammeled power and freedom.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 07 Jul 2013

Peter is joined by Farhad Daftary, a leading expert on the Shiite group known as the Ismā'īlīs.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 07 Jul 2013

Peter is joined by Farhad Daftary, a leading expert on the Shiite group known as the Ismā’īlīs.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 30 Jun 2013

Miskawayh, al-‘Amiri, al-Tawhidi, the Brethren of Purity and Ismaili missionaries bring together philosophy with Persian culture, literature and Islam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 30 Jun 2013

Miskawayh, al-‘Amiri, al-Tawhidi, the Brethren of Purity and Ismaili missionaries bring together philosophy with Persian culture, literature and Islam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 23 Jun 2013

Drawing on Galen and Aristotle, philosophers from al-Kindi to Miskawayh compose ethical works designed us to achieve health in soul, as well as body.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 23 Jun 2013

Drawing on Galen and Aristotle, philosophers from al-Kindi to Miskawayh compose ethical works designed us to achieve health in soul, as well as body.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 16 Jun 2013

Peter turns DJ, with some actual music interspersed with discussion about theories of music in Arabic philosophical texts.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 16 Jun 2013

Peter turns DJ, with some actual music interspersed with discussion about theories of music in Arabic philosophical texts.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 09 Jun 2013

Ibn al-Haytham draws on the tradition of geometrical optics to explain the mystery of human eyesight.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Jun 2013

Ibn al-Haytham draws on the tradition of geometrical optics to explain the mystery of human eyesight.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 02 Jun 2013

Deborah Black joins Peter to talk about al-Farabi's innovations concerning knowledge and certainty.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 02 Jun 2013

Deborah Black joins Peter to talk about al-Farabi’s innovations concerning knowledge and certainty.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 26 May 2013

Al-Fārābī combines Islam and Greek sources to present the ideal ruler as a philosopher who is also a prophet.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 26 May 2013

Al-Fārābī combines Islam and Greek sources to present the ideal ruler as a philosopher who is also a prophet.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 19 May 2013

Peter begins to look at the systematic rethinking of Hellenic philosophy offered by al-Farabi, focusing on his logic and metaphysics.. . .

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Peter begins to look at the systematic rethinking of Hellenic philosophy offered by al-Farabi, focusing on his logic and metaphysics.. . .

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A group of mostly Christian philosophers transpose the practices of antique Aristotelian philosophy to 10th century Baghdad.. . .

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A group of mostly Christian philosophers transpose the practices of antique Aristotelian philosophy to 10th century Baghdad.. . .

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A double dose of Peters, as Pormann joins Adamson to discuss medicine and philosophy in the Islamic world.. . .

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A double dose of Peters, as Pormann joins Adamson to discuss medicine and philosophy in the Islamic world.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 28 Apr 2013

The doctor and philosopher Abu Bakr al-Razi sets out a daring philosophical theory involving five eternal principles: God, soul, matter, time and place.. . .

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The doctor and philosopher Abu Bakr al-Razi sets out a daring philosophical theory involving five eternal principles: God, soul, matter, time and place.. . .

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Saadia Gaon draws on Greek philosophy and Islamic theology to provide a rational account of Jewish belief.. . .

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Saadia Gaon draws on Greek philosophy and Islamic theology to provide a rational account of Jewish belief.. . .

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The roots of Jewish philosophy in the Islamic world, focusing on the Rabbinic background in the Mishnah and Talmud, and the thought of early figures like Isaac Israeli.. . .

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The roots of Jewish philosophy in the Islamic world, focusing on the Rabbinic background in the Mishnah and Talmud, and the thought of early figures like Isaac Israeli.. . .

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Al-Kindī uses Hellenic materials to discuss the eternity of the world, divine attributes, and the nature of the soul.. . .

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Al-Kindī uses Hellenic materials to discuss the eternity of the world, divine attributes, and the nature of the soul.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 30 Mar 2013

Greek philosophy and science make their way into the Islamic world via Syriac and Arabic translations and interpretations.. . .

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Greek philosophy and science make their way into the Islamic world via Syriac and Arabic translations and interpretations.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 24 Mar 2013

A first look at the philosophical contributions of Islamic theology (kalām) and its political context, focusing on the Muʿtazilites Abū l-Hudhayl and al-Naẓẓām.. . .

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A first look at the philosophical contributions of Islamic theology (kalām) and its political context, focusing on the Muʿtazilites Abū l-Hudhayl and al-Naẓẓām.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 16 Mar 2013

The rise of Islam creates a new context for philosophy not only among Muslims, but also Jews and Christians. .. . .

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The rise of Islam creates a new context for philosophy not only among Muslims, but also Jews and Christians.. . .

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John Marenbon joins Peter to discuss Boethius' solution to the problem of divine foreknowledge.. . .

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John Marenbon joins Peter to discuss Boethius’ solution to the problem of divine foreknowledge.. . .

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Boethius ushers in the medieval age with expert works on Aristotle, subtle treatises on theology, and the Consolation of Philosophy, written while he awaited execution.. . .

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Boethius ushers in the medieval age with expert works on Aristotle, subtle treatises on theology, and the Consolation of Philosophy, written while he awaited execution.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 24 Feb 2013

Apuleius, Victorinus, Martianus Cappella, Macrobius and Calcidius present and interpret Platonic teachings for readers of Latin.. . .

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Apuleius, Victorinus, Martianus Cappella, Macrobius and Calcidius present and interpret Platonic teachings for readers of Latin.. . .

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In a final episode on Augustine, Charles Brittain joins Peter to discuss On the Trinity.. . .

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In a final episode on Augustine, Charles Brittain joins Peter to discuss On the Trinity.. . .

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In On the Trinity Augustine explores the human mind as an image of God.. . .

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In On the Trinity Augustine explores the human mind as an image of God.. . .

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Peter speaks with Sarah Byers about the Stoic influence on Augustine's ethics and theory of action.. . .

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Peter speaks with Sarah Byers about the Stoic influence on Augustine’s ethics and theory of action.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 27 Jan 2013

In his City of God Augustine traces the histories and philosophical underpinnings of two “cities,” one devoted to worldly glory, the other to heavenly bliss.. . .

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In his City of God Augustine traces the histories and philosophical underpinnings of two “cities,” one devoted to worldly glory, the other to heavenly bliss.. . .

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Augustine defends free will, but rejects the Pelagian claim that we can be good without God's help.. . .

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Augustine defends free will, but rejects the Pelagian claim that we can be good without God’s help.. . .

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Augustine argues that words are signs, but not signs that can bring us to knowledge.. . .

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Augustine argues that words are signs, but not signs that can bring us to knowledge.. . .

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In the Confessions Augustine weaves autobiography with reflections on the nature of God, man, and time.. . .

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In the Confessions Augustine weaves autobiography with reflections on the nature of God, man, and time.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 30 Dec 2012

Tertullian, Lactantius, Jerome and Ambrose use and abuse Hellenic philosophy.. . .

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Tertullian, Lactantius, Jerome and Ambrose use and abuse Hellenic philosophy.. . .

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George Boys-Stones joins Peter to discuss philosophy in the Bible and the Greek Fathers.. . .

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George Boys-Stones joins Peter to discuss philosophy in the Bible and the Greek Fathers.. . .

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Christian ascetics like Antony, Macrina and Evagrius create a new ethical ideal by pushing the human capacity for self-control to its limits.. . .

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Christian ascetics like Antony, Macrina and Evagrius create a new ethical ideal by pushing the human capacity for self-control to its limits.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 09 Dec 2012

The early Byzantine thinker Maximus uses Aristotle to defend the orthodox view of Christ's two natures. . .

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The early Byzantine thinker Maximus uses Aristotle to defend the orthodox view of Christ’s two natures. . .

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A mysterious author calling himself Dionysius fuses Neoplatonism with Christianity. . .

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A mysterious author calling himself Dionysius fuses Neoplatonism with Christianity. . .

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Basil of Caesarea, his brother Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus use philosophy to help the poor and to defeat their theological opponents. . .

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Basil of Caesarea, his brother Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus use philosophy to help the poor and to defeat their theological opponents. . .

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Origen of Alexandria weaves Platonic ideas into new and controversial theological ideas. . .

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Origen of Alexandria weaves Platonic ideas into new and controversial theological ideas. . .

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Irenaeus, Clement and Justin Martyr consider the relevance of philosophy for Christianity. . .

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Irenaeus, Clement and Justin Martyr consider the relevance of philosophy for Christianity. . .

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An overview of what the Church Fathers contributed to ancient philosophy. . .

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An overview of what the Church Fathers contributed to ancient philosophy. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 28 Oct 2012

A special double interview celebrates reaching 100 episodes by looking at the cultural status of philosophy in the ancient world. . .

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A special double interview celebrates reaching 100 episodes by looking at the cultural status of philosophy in the ancient world. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 21 Oct 2012

Richard Sorabji joins Peter to discuss the ancient commentators on Aristotle. . .

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Richard Sorabji joins Peter to discuss the ancient commentators on Aristotle. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 14 Oct 2012

John Philoponus refutes Aristotle’s and Proclus’ arguments for the eternity of the universe, and develops new ideas in physics.. . .

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John Philoponus refutes Aristotle’s and Proclus’ arguments for the eternity of the universe, and develops new ideas in physics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 07 Oct 2012

Julian the Apostate and the philosophers of Athens and Alexandria try to keep pagan philosophy alive in the late Roman empire. . .

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Julian the Apostate and the philosophers of Athens and Alexandria try to keep pagan philosophy alive in the late Roman empire. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 30 Sep 2012

Dominic O'Meara speaks with Peter about political philosophy and mathematics in Neoplatonism. . .

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Dominic O’Meara speaks with Peter about political philosophy and mathematics in Neoplatonism. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 23 Sep 2012

Anne Sheppard joins Peter to discuss aesthetics from Plato to Proclus. . .

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Anne Sheppard joins Peter to discuss aesthetics from Plato to Proclus. . .

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Proclus displays late Neoplatonism in all its glory. . .