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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

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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 345 - What a Piece of Work is Man - Manetti and Pico on Human Nature

    HoP 345 - What a Piece of Work is Man - Manetti and Pico on Human Nature

    Pico della Mirandola and Giannozzo Manetti praise humans as the centerpiece of the created world. But what about the other animals?

    • 21 min
    HoP 344 - The Count of Concord - Pico della Mirandola

    HoP 344 - The Count of Concord - Pico della Mirandola

    Pico della Mirandola argues for the harmony of the ancient authorities, draws on Jewish mysticism, and questions the value of humanist rhetoric.

    • 20 min
    HoP 343 - As Far as East from West - Jewish Philosophy in Renaissance Italy

    HoP 343 - As Far as East from West - Jewish Philosophy in Renaissance Italy

    Jewish philosophers in Renaissance Italy, focusing on Leone Ebreo’s Dialogues of Love, the Averroism of Elijah del Medigo, and Italian Kabbalah.

    • 23 min
    HoP 342 - Denis Robichaud on Plato in the Renaissance

    HoP 342 - Denis Robichaud on Plato in the Renaissance

    An interview with Denis Robichaud on how, and why, Plato was read in the Italian Renaissance.

    • 30 min
    HoP 341 - True Romance - Theories of Love

    HoP 341 - True Romance - Theories of Love

    Ficino describes a “Platonic” love purified of sexuality, prompting a debate carried on by Pico della Mirandola, Pietro Bembo, and Tullia d’Aragona.

    • 31 min
    HoP 340 - Footnotes to Plato - Marsilio Ficino

    HoP 340 - Footnotes to Plato - Marsilio Ficino

    Marsilio Ficino’s revival of Platonism, with a focus on his proofs for the soul’s immortality in his magnum opus, the Platonic Theology.

    • 24 min

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