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History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

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Rank #39 in Philosophy category

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

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

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137 Ratings
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Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
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Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
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Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!

iTunes Ratings

137 Ratings
Average Ratings
104
14
7
7
5

Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
Read more
Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
Read more
Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!
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History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

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

Rank #1: HPI 30 - Philipp Maas on Yoga

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A leading expert on the founding text of Yoga tells us why, when, and by whom it was written.

Nov 27 2016

29mins

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Rank #2: HPI 31 - Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire - Gautama’s Nyaya-Sutra

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The Nyāya-Sūtra inaugurates a tradition of logical and epistemological analysis.

Dec 11 2016

21mins

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Rank #3: HAP 01 - Something Old, Something New - Introducing Africana Philosophy

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Chike Jeffers and Peter Adamson kick off the new series by explaining the scope and meaning of "Africana philosophy".

Apr 01 2018

21mins

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Rank #4: HAP 38 - My Haitian Pen - Baron de Vastey

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The Baron de Vastey unveils the horror of colonialism as a system and defends the monarchy of King Christophe in the tense early years of Haiti’s independence.

Oct 27 2019

24mins

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Rank #5: HPI 25 - Communication Breakdown - Bhartrihari on Language

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The grammarian Bhartṛhari argues that the study of language is the path to liberation, because the undivided reality underlying language is brahman.

Sep 18 2016

19mins

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Rank #6: HPI 03 - Kingdom for a Horse - India in the Vedic Period

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The Vedic period sets the context of the Upanisads, Buddhism and Jainism.

Oct 18 2015

17mins

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Rank #7: HPI 24 - No Two Ways About It - Sankara and Advaita Vedanta

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Śaṅkara and his “non-dual” (Advaita) Vedānta, which teaches that only brahman is real, and the world of experience and individual self are mere illusion.

Sep 04 2016

21mins

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Rank #8: HAP 17 - Event Horizon - African Philosophy of Time

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John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”

Dec 09 2018

20mins

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Rank #9: HAP 02 - It’s Only Human - Philosophy in Prehistoric Africa

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Might philosophy be as old as humankind as we know it? We investigate the implications of findings concerning the origins of humankind in Africa.

Apr 15 2018

19mins

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Rank #10: HPI 35 - Ujjwala Jha and V.N. Jha on Nyaya

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Prof Jha and Prof Jha discuss the theories and later influence of the Nyāya school.

Feb 05 2017

40mins

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Rank #11: HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge

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Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.

Feb 03 2019

21mins

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Rank #12: HAP 18 - One to Rule Them All - God in African Philosophy

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Is traditional African religion in some sense monotheist, despite the worship of many divinities?

Dec 23 2018

20mins

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Rank #13: HPI 04 - Hide and Seek – The Upanisads

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The ancient texts known as the Upanisads claim to expose the hidden connections between things, including the self and the world.

Nov 01 2015

19mins

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Rank #14: HPI 22 - Elisa Freschi on Mimamsa

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Mīmāṃsā expert Elisa Freschi speaks to Peter about philosophical issues arising from the interpretation of the Veda.

Jul 10 2016

35mins

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Rank #15: HAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy

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Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast.

Jul 08 2018

27mins

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Rank #16: HAP 11 - Teodros Kiros on Ethiopian Philosophy

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Teodros Kiros discusses the history of Ethiopian thought and how it has influenced his own work in political philosophy.

Sep 16 2018

39mins

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Rank #17: HPI 37 - The Whole Story - Vaisesika on Complexity and Causation

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The Vaiśeṣika response to Buddhist skepticism about wholes made up of parts.

Mar 05 2017

22mins

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Rank #18: HPI 38 - A Day in the Life - Theories of Time

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Ancient Indian cosmology and the Vaiśeṣika defense of the reality of time and space.

Mar 19 2017

21mins

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Rank #19: HAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia

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Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?

Apr 29 2018

20mins

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Rank #20: HPI 41 - Monima Chadha on Indian Philosophy of Mind

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Monima Chadha takes Peter through Buddhist-Hindu debates over mind and self.

Apr 30 2017

29mins

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HAP 44 - Religion and Pure Principles - Maria W. Stewart

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Maria W. Stewart’s public addresses bring the concerns of African American women into the struggle against racial prejudice.

Jan 19 2020

22mins

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HAP 43 - Kill or Be Killed - David Walker’s Appeal

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David Walker defends violent resistance and encourages self-improvement in his incendiary and influential Appeal.

Jan 05 2020

25mins

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HAP 42 - James Sidbury on African Identity

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An interview with James Sidbury about the emergence of a self-conscious African identity in the diaspora.

Dec 22 2019

32mins

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HAP 41 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Colonization Controversy

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Questions of political autonomy and group identity in the emigration movement led by Paul Cuffe, Daniel Coker, John Russwurm and others.

Dec 08 2019

22mins

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HAP 40 - American Africans - Early Black Institutions in the US

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Building black institutions in early American history, with Prince Hall and the Masons in Boston, and Richard Allen and the Methodists in Philadelphia.

Nov 24 2019

21mins

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HAP 39 - Doris Garraway on the Haitian Revolution

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An interview with Doris Garraway on the background, intellectual basis, and legacy of the Haitian Revolution.

Nov 10 2019

32mins

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HAP 38 - My Haitian Pen - Baron de Vastey

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The Baron de Vastey unveils the horror of colonialism as a system and defends the monarchy of King Christophe in the tense early years of Haiti’s independence.

Oct 27 2019

24mins

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HAP 37 - Liberty, Equality, Humanity - The Haitian Revolution

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In an age of revolutions and revolutionary ideas, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 stands out as the most radical of them all.

Oct 13 2019

22mins

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HAP 36 - Sons of Africa - Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano

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Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano advance the goals of the abolitionist movement through a groundbreaking political treatise and an influential autobiography.

Sep 29 2019

30mins

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HAP 35 - Letters from the Heart - Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker

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Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker make their mark on the history of Africana thought through letters that reflect on the power of sentiment.

Sep 15 2019

28mins

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HAP 34 - New England Patriot - Lemuel Haynes

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Preacher and Revolutionary War soldier Lemuel Haynes argues that the principles of the American Revolution demand the abolition of slavery.

Sep 01 2019

26mins

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HAP 33 - Young, Gifted, and Black - Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley astonishes colonial Americans with her exquisite and precocious poetry and reflects on the liberating power of the imagination.

Jul 21 2019

22mins

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HAP 32 - Talking Book - Early Africana Writing in English

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18th century black authors touch on philosophical themes in autobiographical narratives, poetry, and other literary genres.

Jul 07 2019

25mins

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HAP 31 - Justin Smith on Amo and Race in Early Modern Philosophy

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Justin E.H. Smith joins us to discuss Anton Wilhelm Amo against the background of ideas about race in early modern philosophy, including Leibniz.

Jun 23 2019

40mins

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HAP 30 - Dualist Personality - Anton Wilhelm Amo

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Anton Wilhelm Amo, brought to Germany from his native Ghana, defends a rigorous dualism of mind and body. Was this philosophy connected to his African origins?

Jun 09 2019

26mins

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HAP 29 - Out of Africa - Slavery and the Diaspora

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An introduction to Africana philosophical thought as it emerged from the modern experience of slavery and colonization by Europeans.

May 26 2019

28mins

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HAP 28 - Chike Jeffers on Precolonial African Philosophy

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Co-host Chike Jeffers and Peter chat about the themes and questions raised by the podcast so far.

May 12 2019

44mins

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HAP 27 - Beyond the Reaction - The Continuing Relevance of Precolonial Traditions

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As the twentieth century draws to a close, the critique of ethnophilosophy gives way to approaches that continue to privilege the study of precolonial traditions.

Apr 28 2019

26mins

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HAP 26 - Kai Kresse on the Anthropology of Philosophy

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An interview with Kai Kresse who discusses his efforts to do "anthropology of philosophy" on the Swahili Coast.

Apr 14 2019

31mins

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HAP 25 - Wise Guys - Sage Philosophy

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Henry Odera Oruka’s new method for exploring philosophy in Africa, based on interviews with wise individuals.

Mar 31 2019

20mins

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iTunes Ratings

137 Ratings
Average Ratings
104
14
7
7
5

Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
Read more
Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
Read more
Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!