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. www.historyofphilosophy.net. NOTE: iTunes shows only the most recent 300 episodes; subscribe on iTunes or go to a different platform for the whole series.
HoP 378 - Faith, No More - Martin Luther
How Luther’s doctrine of justification by faith alone and his attack on the Church relate to the history of philosophy.
HoP 377 - One Way or Another - Northern Scholasticism
Trends in Aristotelian philosophy in northern and eastern Europe in the fifteenth century, featuring discussion of the “Wegestreit” and the nominalist theology of Gabriel Biel.
HoP 376 - Books That Last Forever - Erasmus
The “learned piety” of Desiderius Erasmus, the greatest figure of northern humanism.
HoP 375 - Paul Richard Blum on Nicholas of Cusa
Learned ignorance, coincidence of opposites and religious peace: Paul Richard Blum discusses the central ideas of Nicholas Cusanus.
HoP 374 - Opposites Attract - Nicholas of Cusa
The radical negative theology of Nicholas of Cusa, and his hope of establishing peace between the religions of the world.
HoP 373 - Lords of Language - Northern Humanism
Rudolph Agricola, Juan Luis Vives and other humanist scholars spread the study of classical antiquity across Europe and mock the technicalities of scholastic philosophy.
A university professor who can actually communicate! The host’s overview of philosophy is easily the best on offer: it is knowledgeable and impeccably researched. You can’t do better for an introduction to most any topic in philosophy.
Audio quality poor
The echo, where this is recorded, something needs to change because I have to turn it off. It is so echoey. We’ve come a long way of late, buy better microphones record in an enclosed space. Check the quality of your audio before you start recording the whole show.
Great stuff, love it. Accessible and easy