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 367 - Brian Copenhaver on Renaissance Magic
Our guest Brian Copenhaver joins us to explain how Ficino and other Renaissance philosophers thought about magic.
HoP 366 - The Men Who Saw Tomorrow - Renaissance Magic and Astrology
Ficino, Pico, Cardano, and other Renaissance thinkers debate whether astrology and magic are legitimate sciences with a foundation in natural philosophy.
HoP 365 - Spirits in the Material World - Telesio and Campanella on Nature
Was the natural philosophy of Bernardino Telesio and Tommaso Campanella the first modern physical theory?
HoP 364 - Guido Giglioni on Renaissance Medicine
An interview with Guido Giglioni, who speaks to us about the sources and philosophical implications of medical works of the Renaissance.
HoP 363 - Man of Discoveries - Girolamo Cardano
The polymath Girolamo Cardano explores medicine, mathematics, philosophy of mind, and the interpretation of dreams.
HoP 362 - Just What the Doctor Ordered - Renaissance Medicine
Connections between philosophy and advances in medicine, including the anatomy of Vesalius.
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An absolutely superb introduction to philosophy, concise, witty and engaging. As an added bonus I bought a Buster Keaton box set and I’d be grateful to Peter for that alone…