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 397 - Do As the Romans Did - French Humanism
We begin to look at philosophy in Renaissance France, beginning with humanists like Budé and the use of classical philosophy by poets du Bellay and Ronsard.
HoP 396 - Lorraine Daston on Renaissance Science
Comets! Magnets! Armadillos! In this wide-ranging interview Lorraine Daston tells us how Renaissance and early modern scientists dealt with the extraordinary events they called "wonders".
HoP 395 - Music of the Spheres - Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler fuses Platonist philosophy with a modified version of Copernicus’ astronomy.
HoP 394 - Best of Both Worlds - Tycho Brahe
Responses to Copernicus in the 16th century, culminating with the master of astral observation Tycho Brahe.
HoP 393 - The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You - Copernicus
How revolutionary was the Copernican Revolution?
HoP 392 - John Sellars on Lipsius and Early Modern Stoicism
John Sellars returns to the podcast to discuss Lipsius' work on Seneca and the early modern Neo-Stoic movement.
One of my top favorite podcasts
Accessible and thorough with a healthy dose of dry humor
Despite having a philosophy degree already, I never knew how critical giraffes were to philosophical inquiry. Nor did I realize how many philosophical problems could be illustrated with silent film criticism. Thank you for all that you do!
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.