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Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, and Chike Jeffers present the philosophical traditions of India, Africa, and the African Diaspora. Further reading and info at www.historyofphilosophy.net.

History of Indian and Africana Philosophy Peter Adamson

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    • 4.0, 25 Ratings

Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, and Chike Jeffers present the philosophical traditions of India, Africa, and the African Diaspora. Further reading and info at www.historyofphilosophy.net.

    HAP 57 - Race First, Then Party - T. Thomas Fortune

    HAP 57 - Race First, Then Party - T. Thomas Fortune

    T. Thomas Fortune uses newspaper editorials to put forth a theory of civil rights and set out a plan of political action for protecting them.

    • 21 min
    HAP 56 - African Personality - Edward Blyden

    HAP 56 - African Personality - Edward Blyden

    Edward Blyden gains appreciation for Islam in West Africa and gradually moves from political nationalism to cultural nationalism.

    • 26 min
    HAP 55 - Planting the Seeds - James Africanus Beale Horton

    HAP 55 - Planting the Seeds - James Africanus Beale Horton

    Africanus Horton looks toward a future of self-government for West Africa beyond slavery and colonialism.

    • 21 min
    HAP 54 - Wilson Moses on the Roots of Black Nationalism

    HAP 54 - Wilson Moses on the Roots of Black Nationalism

    Wilson Moses speaks to us about his research into early black notionalism, as represented by Crummell, Douglass, and others.

    • 24 min
    HAP 53 - Pilgrim’s Progress - Alexander Crummell

    HAP 53 - Pilgrim’s Progress - Alexander Crummell

    Alexander Crummell moves from pan-Africanism to reform of African American culture, identifying progressive “civilization” as a means of liberation.

    • 23 min
    HAP 52 - Great White North - Emigration to Canada

    HAP 52 - Great White North - Emigration to Canada

    Mary Ann Shadd and Samuel Ringgold Ward reflect on what Canada can offer African Americans, differing on the problem of racism.

    • 25 min

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Kkyiitr ,

Journey through Indian minds

What is the best way to live? What is the nature of reality and self? What is the role of language and semantics in shaping our reality? What is the source of this knowledge?

These questions have always perplexed human kind and this podcast gave me an idea of the different philosophies and their underlying assumptions that led to formation of the great religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

The range of difference within the schools of Hinduism ( all six dharsanas ), the authority of Vedas and importance of Rituals, Contribution of sanskrit and grammar, the skepticism of the Buddhist logicians and Syncretic approach of the Jainas.

My favourite topics:
1. Yoga darshana focusing more on the practice along with philosophy and how this oneness approached and adopted by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.

2. Nagarjuna and his theory of emptiness. And his use of tetralemma. The four ways to approach a question. Of course, the Jainas approach extended it to seven ways and is also quite expansive in thought.

3. Understanding Dignaga and his philosophy.

This podcast enabled me to go on a deeper exploration myself. Now I got to figure if this self is everlasting and eternal Brahman, the ever changing and non-existent form of Anatta or both or neither Brahman or Anatta.

Maybe, this call for a fourth religion. The way of self-awareness. The religion beyond concepts and Language and just being.

Beautifully narrated by Peter Adamson with subtle humour and puns wherever needed to connect to the contemporary times we live in.

To end with lines from Chandogya Upanishad is a masterstroke🙏🏽

abdheen ,

Best episodes to understand Indian philosophy.

A must subscribe channel for any philosophy lover.

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