300 episodes

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

History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps Peter Adamson

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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

    HoP 354 - Greed is Good - Economics in the Italian Renaissance

    HoP 354 - Greed is Good - Economics in the Italian Renaissance

    Leon Battista Alberti, Benedetto Cotrugli, and Poggio Bracciolini grapple with the moral and conceptual problems raised by the prospect of people getting filthy rich.

    • 25 min
    HoP 353 - The Good Place - Utopias in the Italian Renaissance

    HoP 353 - The Good Place - Utopias in the Italian Renaissance

    Tommaso Campanella’s “The City of the Sun” and other utopian works of the Italian Renaissance describe perfect cities as an ideal for real life politics.

    • 22 min
    HoP 352 - The Teacher of Our Actions - Renaissance Historiography

    HoP 352 - The Teacher of Our Actions - Renaissance Historiography

    Bruni, Poggio, Machiavelli, and Guicciardini explore political ideas and historical method in works on Roman and Italian history.

    • 22 min
    HoP 351 - Quentin Skinner on Machiavelli

    HoP 351 - Quentin Skinner on Machiavelli

    Leading Machiavelli scholar Quentin Skinner joins Peter to discuss morality, history, and religion in the Prince and the Discourses.

    • 35 min
    HoP 350 - The Sentence - Machiavelli on Republicanism

    HoP 350 - The Sentence - Machiavelli on Republicanism

    Peter celebrates reaching 350 episodes by explaining a single sentence in Machiavelli's "Discourses."

    • 23 min
    HoP 349 - No More Mr Nice Guy - Machiavelli

    HoP 349 - No More Mr Nice Guy - Machiavelli

    Machiavelli’s seminal work of political advice, "The Prince," tells the ruler how to be strong like a lion and cunning like a fox.

    • 20 min

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