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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ramon Llull. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ramon Llull, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ramon Llull. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ramon Llull, often where they are interviewed.

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Ramon Llull: Medieval prophet of computer science

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Philip Ball tells the story of Ramon Llull, the medieval prophet of computer science. During the time of the Crusades Llull argued that truth could be automated and used logic over force to prove the existence of the Christian God. It was a dangerous idea that got him thrown into prison and threatened with execution but today he is hailed, not as a prophet of the Christian faith, but of computer science.

Philip Ball talks to historian Pamela Beattie of the University of Louisville in Kentucky about Ramon Llull's life and times in 13th century Catalonia, and to mathematician and Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, Marcus du Sautoy, about the legacy of Llull's ideas in combinatorics, a branch of mathematics that explores how we can arrange a set of objects.

Note: Many thanks to Carter Marsh & Co for the recording of mechanical sounds.

Picture: Ramon Llull, Credit: SebastianHamm/Getty Images
Dec 23 2019 · 27mins
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HoP 298 - Renaissance Men - Ramon Llull and Petrarch

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The Renaissance ideals of humanism and universal science flourish already in the medieval period, in the works of Petrarch and Ramon Llull.

Mar 25 2018 · 21mins
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The Beheaded Astrologer: Ramon Llull on the Epistemological Foundations of Astrology 2017/2018

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Feb 05 2018 · 55mins
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Junípero Serra's Mallorcan Class Notes on Ramon Llull

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John Dagenais discusses Junípero Serra's Mallorcan class notes on Ramon Llull. Dagenais is Professor of Medieval Literature and Hispano-Latin manuscript culture at University of California, Los Angeles. This discussion was included in the conference session topic, “Mallorca”.
Sep 20 2013 · 48mins