Rank #1: HAP 01 - Something Old, Something New - Introducing Africana Philosophy
Chike Jeffers and Peter Adamson kick off the new series by explaining the scope and meaning of "Africana philosophy".
Apr 01 2018
Rank #2: HAP 02 - It’s Only Human - Philosophy in Prehistoric Africa
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
Rank #3: HPI 56 - Who’s Pulling Your Strings? - Buddhaghosa
Buddhaghosa, a major figure in the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, argues against the need for a self to control and coordinate mental activities.
Dec 24 2017
Rank #4: HAP 20 - I Am Because We Are - Communalism in African Ethics and Politics
Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy.
Jan 20 2019
Rank #5: HAP 39 - Doris Garraway on the Haitian Revolution
An interview with Doris Garraway on the background, intellectual basis, and legacy of the Haitian Revolution.
Nov 10 2019
Rank #6: HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge
Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.
Feb 03 2019
Rank #7: HPI 03 - Kingdom for a Horse - India in the Vedic Period
Oct 18 2015
Rank #8: HPI 04 - Hide and Seek – The Upanisads
Nov 01 2015
Rank #9: HAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia
Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?
Apr 29 2018
Rank #10: HAP 38 - My Haitian Pen - Baron de Vastey
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
Rank #11: HAP 30 - Dualist Personality - Anton Wilhelm Amo
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
Rank #12: HAP 28 - Chike Jeffers on Precolonial African Philosophy
Co-host Chike Jeffers and Peter chat about the themes and questions raised by the podcast so far.
May 12 2019
Rank #13: HPI 60 - The Buddha and I - Indian Influence on Islamic and European Thought
The impact of ancient Indian thought upon the Muslim scholar al-Bīrūnī and upon European thinkers like Hume, Hegel, and Schopenhauer.
Feb 18 2018
Rank #14: HPI 62 - Kit Patrick on Philosophy and Indian History
The host of the History of India podcast joins us for the final episode on India. Coming next: Africana philosophy!
Mar 18 2018
Rank #15: HPI 29 - Practice Makes Perfect - Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra
Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical complement to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self.
Nov 13 2016
Rank #16: HPI 05 - Do it Yourself - Indra’s Search for the Self in the Upanisads
Nov 15 2015
Rank #17: HAP 24 - Professionally Speaking - The Reaction Against Ethnophilosophy
Paulin Hountondji and other African philosophers criticize ethnophilosophy and advocate a universalist approach.
Mar 17 2019
Rank #18: HAP 36 - Sons of Africa - Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano
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
Rank #19: HAP 27 - Beyond the Reaction - The Continuing Relevance of Precolonial Traditions
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
Rank #20: HPI 17 - Jessica Frazier on Hinduism and Philosophy
May 01 2016