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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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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 49 - Let Your Motto Be Resistance - Henry Highland Garnet

    HAP 49 - Let Your Motto Be Resistance - Henry Highland Garnet

    Henry Highland Garnet encourages, or actually demands, that enslaved Americans throw off their chains and debates Douglass over how best to resist slavery.

    • 25 min
    HAP 48 - Happy Holidays - Two Speeches by Frederick Douglass

    HAP 48 - Happy Holidays - Two Speeches by Frederick Douglass

    In two speeches marking holidays, Frederick Douglass champions the idea of world citizenship, the power of appeals to conscience to bring change, and the role of violence.

    • 23 min
    HAP 47 - Written by Himself - the Life of Frederick Douglass

    HAP 47 - Written by Himself - the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass' journey from slave to leading figure of 19th century American thought.

    • 23 min
    HAP 46 - Melvin Rogers on 19th Century Political Thought

    HAP 46 - Melvin Rogers on 19th Century Political Thought

    Melvin Rogers joins us to discuss Hosea Walker, Maria Stewart, and Hosea Easton.

    • 30 min
    HAP 45 - Unnatural Causes - Hosea Easton’s Treatise

    HAP 45 - Unnatural Causes - Hosea Easton’s Treatise

    Hosea Easton’s Treatise provides an overlooked but fascinating theory of race and racism.

    • 31 min
    HAP 44 - Religion and Pure Principles - Maria W. Stewart

    HAP 44 - Religion and Pure Principles - Maria W. Stewart

    Maria W. Stewart’s public addresses bring the concerns of African American women into the struggle against racial prejudice.

    • 22 min

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Essential American History

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Amazing Series

One of the first podcast series I listened to thoroughly, this gem of a podcast offers succinct and nuanced insights into the basic tenets of Indian philosophy, a whirlwind but collected tour of one of the richest intellectual traditions of the ancient world. It actually spurred my interest in broader philosophy, being a gateway. It balances humor with profundity, interspersed with lucid interviews that help tie up loose ends. Perhaps overly optimistic in its (too few) several dozen episodes, each rarely a half hour long, it can be at times difficult to process some of the more difficult ideas. Giving it a second go after better familiarizing myself with the field, I am finding all the same old joys and so many new ones. Truly a brilliant contribution to the publicizing of a criminally underappreciated field.

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A great narrative history.

A great narrative history that has just as much competition and twists and turns as any political history (History of Rome, History of England, etc.), but it's a competition of the mind and ethics. Plus, for us westerners, it's refreshing to hear about a lineage of thought outside the greco-roman tradition.

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