Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition. www.historyofphilosophy.net. NOTE: iTunes shows only the most recent 300 episodes; subscribe on iTunes or go to a different platform for the whole series.
HoP 388 - Just Add Salt - Paracelsus and Alchemy
Paracelsus adapts the tradition of alchemical science for use in medicine, and in the process overturns the scientific theories of Aristotle and Galen.
HoP 387 - Helen Hattab on Protestant Philosophy
An interview with Helen Hattab on the scope and impact of scholastic philosophy among Protestants.
HoP 386 - Perhaps Not Wrong - Cornelius Agrippa
Was Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa a dark magician, a pious skeptic, or both?
HoP 385 - I Too Can Ask Questions - Protestant Scholasticism
In a surprise twist, some Protestant thinkers embrace the methods of scholasticism, and even find something to admire in the work of Catholic authors like Aquinas.
HoP 384 - We Are Not Our Own - John Calvin
John Calvin's views on predestination and the limits of human reason.
HoP 383 - Slowly But Surely - Huldrych Zwingli
The Swiss theologian Zwingli launches the Reformation in Switzerland, but clashes with Luther and more radical Protestants.
In-depth but accessible and interesting
Peter does a great job of bringing together many different strands of philosophy and making it into an interesting story.
Great great great!
Hey. Well if numbers are infinite and we measure size by numbers, how is the universe not infinite? Checking out Buster Keaton movies presently. Awesome and insanely in depth podcast! In my top 5.
Really without any gaps
Philosophy is a topic I can't just dive into the source material and experience and understand like some other topics, and this podcast has been a long favorite of mine. Peter Adamson covers well known and less well known philosophers and philosophies with humor and grace, talking to topic experts and covering them in an easy to understand way. Don't go into it expecting just to look at the big names, but if you're interested in the topic this is a great place to start where you can find more places to dig in deeper if you find interesting people/ideas.