300 episodes

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

History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps Peter Adamson

    • Philosophy
    • 4.7, 26 Ratings

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

    HoP 352 - The Teacher of Our Actions - Renaissance Historiography

    HoP 352 - The Teacher of Our Actions - Renaissance Historiography

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

    • 22 min
    HoP 351 - Quentin Skinner on Machiavelli

    HoP 351 - Quentin Skinner on Machiavelli

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

    • 35 min
    HoP 350 - The Sentence - Machiavelli on Republicanism

    HoP 350 - The Sentence - Machiavelli on Republicanism

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

    • 23 min
    HoP 349 - No More Mr Nice Guy - Machiavelli

    HoP 349 - No More Mr Nice Guy - Machiavelli

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

    • 20 min
    HoP 348 - The Sweet Restraints of Liberty - Republicanism and Civic Humanism

    HoP 348 - The Sweet Restraints of Liberty - Republicanism and Civic Humanism

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

    • 20 min
    HoP 347 - Bonfire of the Vanities - Savonarola

    HoP 347 - Bonfire of the Vanities - Savonarola

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

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Some people should not be allowed a day job

The title is referring to Peter Adamson in particular. The only two complaints I have with this podcast is ment only as a praise: I wish the episodes where longer, and that there where more of them.
Peter Adamson does a great job explaining the nooks and crannies of the minds of the great philosophers, and often utilises the giraffe "Hiawatha" to make those difficult and hard-to-grasp concepts tangible and clearer than they would otherwise be.
This podcast has the best mix of phuns, giraffes and philosophy (not necessarily in that order) which I have witnessed, and I warmly recommend it to anyone with a reasonable understanding of English, a love of knowledge (or giraffes) and a sense of humor.
Download and listen to the first two or three episodes, and soon you will be tapping the refresh button much more often in the hope that a new episode has been released.

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