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 372 - Strong, Silent Type - the Printing Press
The impact of the printing press on the history of philosophy, and its role in helping to trigger the Reformation.
HoP 371 - European Disunion - Introduction to the Reformation
How humanism and scholasticism came together with the Protestant Reformation to create the philosophy of 15-16th century Europe.
HoP 370 - Ingrid Rowland on Rome in the Renaissance
For our finale of the Italian Renaissance series we're joined by Ingrid Rowland, to speak about art, philosophy, and persecution in Renaissance Rome.
HoP 369 - The Harder They Fall - Galileo and the Renaissance
Did Galileo’s scientific discoveries grow out of the culture of the Italian Renaissance?
HoP 368 - Boundless Enthusiasm - Giordano Bruno
Giordano Bruno’s stunning vision of an infinite universe with infinite worlds, and his own untimely end.
HoP 367 - Brian Copenhaver on Renaissance Magic
Our guest Brian Copenhaver joins us to explain how Ficino and other Renaissance philosophers thought about magic.
I almost never write reviews, but this podcast requires one. Peter, keep them going, both episodes and books. Really great stuff!
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.