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 85 - Liam Kofi Bright on Du Bois‘ Philosophy of Science
Guest Liam Kofi Bright discusses Du Bois' ideal of value-free science and the place of science within his wider thought.
HAP 84 - Live Long and Protest - W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920-1963
Du Bois moves to the left, and revisits and refines older positions during the latter half of his very long life.
HAP 83 - Songs of the People - Paul Robeson and the Negro Spiritual
The career of the multi-talented activist and performer Paul Robeson, and the place of the Negro spiritual in the Harlem Renaissance.
HAP 82 - The Florida Project - Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston’s interest in Africana folklore feeds into her great novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
HAP 81 - Making History - Carter G. Woodson
Pioneering historian Carter G. Woodson argues for a new approach to education and economic uplift.
HAP 80 - Scholarly Contributions - African American Professional Philosophers
From the latter half of the nineteenth century to the 1970s, African Americans only rarely obtain jobs as philosophy professors but bring distinctive perspectives to the profession.
LEARN NONWESTERN PHILOSOPHY
This is an outstanding introduction to nonwestern philosophies. As a longtime student of Buddhist and Chinese philosophies, I’m highly impressed by the depth and care that have gone into the initial series of episodes on the philosophies of India.
Unfortunately, beg and implore as I have, my philosophy study group colleagues continue to resist taking up any nonwestern philosophy seriously, so entrenched and brainwashed as they have become in their western ethnocentric and parochial mindsets. And to think these are the same people who disdain western colonialism - they in fact continue epistemic colonialism by refusing to engage the thought systems of those they colonized. How about that for irony???
So, no more excuses - learn nonwestern philosophy. You won’t be sorry - unbelievable riches await you.
The best overview available.
A bit more on the different schools of Buddhist thought would have been nice, but overall this is amazing.
Essential American History
No one else is giving us such a deep dive into the history of slavery and black American Philosophy. I learn names I was never taught in school, and philosophical arguments that have new relevance in a time when the legacy of slavery is re-emerging into the national political consciousness. Everyone should learn this.
- R Hunter