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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri, Chike Jeffers, and Karyn Lai to represent the philosophical traditions of ancient India, Africa and the African diaspora, and classical China. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

History of Philosophy: India, Africana, China Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, Chike Jeffers

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 238 Ratings

Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri, Chike Jeffers, and Karyn Lai to represent the philosophical traditions of ancient India, Africa and the African diaspora, and classical China. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

    HPC 06. Franklin Perkins on Excavated Texts

    HPC 06. Franklin Perkins on Excavated Texts

    In this interview, we learn how newly discovered texts are changing our understanding of Warring States period philosophy.

    • 35 min
    HPC 05. Going Paperless: Ancient Chinese Texts

    HPC 05. Going Paperless: Ancient Chinese Texts

    What were ancient Chinese philosophical texts written on? How did writing relate to orally transmitted wisdom? How were texts read and used? And what even counted as a “text” in ancient China?

    • 17 min
    HPC 04. Open Season: the Historical Context

    HPC 04. Open Season: the Historical Context

    The historical context of classical Chinese philosophy, and how ancient Chinese historical works themselves became works of philosophy.

    • 24 min
    HPC 03. Karyn Lai on Classical Chinese Philosophy

    HPC 03. Karyn Lai on Classical Chinese Philosophy

    Co-host Karyn introduces herself to the listeners and talks about the challenges of tackling classical Chinese philosophical texts.

    • 36 min
    HPC 02. The Only Constant: Change and the "Yi Jing"

    HPC 02. The Only Constant: Change and the "Yi Jing"

    Early Chinese philosophers were deeply aware of a world that is constantly changing: we look at how Confucians, Legalists, and Daoists responded to this challenge.

    • 26 min
    HPC 01. Journey of a Thousand Li: Introduction to Chinese Philosophy

    HPC 01. Journey of a Thousand Li: Introduction to Chinese Philosophy

    Introducing Chinese philosophy through the concept of "dao," a fundamental word in classical Chinese philosophy, with a range of meanings across its different traditions.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

GeniusOfSound ,

The best survey of philosophy you could ask for

I’ve been listening to this podcast from the beginning and it has been of the highest order—which should be expected of anyone familiar with the History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps.

InsultingRetard ,

Awesome stuff

A great resource for anyone trying to break away from the exclusivity and tunnel vision of the traditional western mindset

rigpasword ,

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.

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