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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 40 Ratings

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

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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.

Carneades ,

Very knowledgeable

The professor clearly knows the subject deeply but rambles and does not have a structured style of presentation. Very charming if you know the material but likely confusing to a beginner.

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