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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

    • Philosophy
    • 4.5 • 160 Ratings

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 58 - A Common Circle - Anténor Firmin

    HAP 58 - A Common Circle - Anténor Firmin

    Haitian anthropologist Anténor Firmin debunks racist pseudo-science and argues that inequalities among humans are caused by social, not biological, factors.

    • 23 min
    HAP 57 - Race First, Then Party - T. Thomas Fortune

    HAP 57 - Race First, Then Party - T. Thomas Fortune

    T. Thomas Fortune uses newspaper editorials to put forth a theory of civil rights and set out a plan of political action for protecting them.

    • 21 min
    HAP 56 - African Personality - Edward Blyden

    HAP 56 - African Personality - Edward Blyden

    Edward Blyden gains appreciation for Islam in West Africa and gradually moves from political nationalism to cultural nationalism.

    • 26 min
    HAP 55 - Planting the Seeds - James Africanus Beale Horton

    HAP 55 - Planting the Seeds - James Africanus Beale Horton

    Africanus Horton looks toward a future of self-government for West Africa beyond slavery and colonialism.

    • 21 min
    HAP 54 - Wilson Moses on the Roots of Black Nationalism

    HAP 54 - Wilson Moses on the Roots of Black Nationalism

    Wilson Moses speaks to us about his research into early black notionalism, as represented by Crummell, Douglass, and others.

    • 24 min
    HAP 53 - Pilgrim’s Progress - Alexander Crummell

    HAP 53 - Pilgrim’s Progress - Alexander Crummell

    Alexander Crummell moves from pan-Africanism to reform of African American culture, identifying progressive “civilization” as a means of liberation.

    • 23 min

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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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