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A History of Philosophy by Dr. Arthur F. Holmes Wheaton College

    • Philosophy

Catch the latest from Wheaton College—including the "History of Philosophy" course, chapel messages, concerts, lectures, and more—on Wheaton's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/wheatoncollege.

Customer Reviews

Luke Heberle ,

Thoughtful, thorough, entertaining

Dr. Holmes is excellent (especially when he rolls his R’s). I can see his spit flying into the front row of students as he teaches with such passion!
He brings a seriously thoughtful approach without asserting views and unfair bias (as many Christian minds have). Great care is taken to represent historical elements while not neglecting the relevance of the works for today. He was a bastion of Christian philosophy that is quite rare today, and so he is truly missed. I am so grateful for these lectures, which can benefit a person of any worldview, but especially budding theologians and Christian minds.

StarvingNYCDilettante ,

Timeless

These lectures, to me, set the standard for how history of Philosophy should be taught. Dr. Holmes possessed a deep reservoir of knowledge and shared it with great clarity, fairness, and intelligence, always stressing how to interrogate the great thinkers critically, as they interrogated themselves... I go back to these repeatedly. Thank you, Wheaton College.

Goldpig6131 ,

Dense material meticulously explained- but he’s pretty harsh w Ryan on Whitehead ep

I’ve been intermittently zoning out and intensely zooming into snippets I gather from these glimpses of complex & abstract thinking out loud.

Prof was a little off-putting @ first, but eventually you’ll just lean into the wacky old man stereotype he paints in your head.

Although at some point in an episode about Whitehead’s Process he goes off on a kid named Ryan.

Not exactly sure what Ryan did wrong (sleeping? phone? What yr is this even?), but the Prof’s reaction was a little much.

Also- when THAT many students are checked out? Try some alternative approaches (within reason) to engage em. We gotta make sure we’re exhausting all of our tools before exercising that type of discipline.

*Shrug*

Anyway, it was weird and funny and wanted to put ppl on the trail.

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