Rank #1: HoP 300a - The Relevance of Ancient Philosophy Today
Rachel Barney, Christof Rapp, and Mark Kalderon join Peter to discuss the importance of ancient philosophy for today's philosophers.
Apr 22 2018
Rank #2: HoP 178 - Eyes Wide Shut - Rumi and Philosophical Sufism
Jun 01 2014
Rank #3: HoP 293 - The Good Wife - Gender and Sexuality in the Middle Ages
Medieval attitudes towards homosexuality, sex and chastity, and the status of women. Authors discussed include Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, and Chaucer.
Jan 14 2018
Rank #4: HoP 271 - Do As You’re Told - Ockham on Ethics and Political Philosophy
William of Ockham on freedom of action and freedom of thought.
Feb 12 2017
Rank #5: HoP 243 - The Ox Heard Round the World - Thomas Aquinas
Dec 20 2015
Rank #6: HoP 334 - Chance Encounters - Reviving Hellenistic philosophy
The rediscovery of Epicurus, Lucretius, and Sextus Empiricus spreads challenging ideas about chance, atomism, and skepticism.
Oct 20 2019
Rank #7: HoP 258 - Here Comes the Son - The Trinity and the Eucharist
Jul 17 2016
Rank #8: HoP 101 - Father Figures - Introduction to Ancient Christian Philosophy
Nov 04 2012
Rank #9: HoP 244 - Everybody Needs Some Body - Aquinas on Soul and Knowledge
Jan 03 2016
Rank #10: HoP 268 - To Hell and Back - Dante Alighieri
Italy’s greatest poet Dante Alighieri was also a philosopher, as we learn from his Convivio and of course the Divine Comedy.
Jan 01 2017
Rank #11: HoP 052 - Fighting Over Socrates - the Hellenistic Schools
Oct 30 2011
Rank #12: HoP 300b - The Relevance of Medieval Philosophy Today
Peter King, Catarina Dutilh Novaes, and Russ Friedman discuss their approaches to medieval philosophy, and its contemporary relevance.
May 06 2018
Rank #13: HoP 272 - A Close Shave - Ockham’s Nominalism
Ockham trims away the unnecessary entities posited by other scholastics.
Feb 26 2017
Rank #14: HoP 055 - The Constant Gardener - Epicurus and his Principles
Nov 20 2011
Rank #15: HoP 110 - Life and Time - Augustine's Confessions
Jan 06 2013
Rank #16: HoP 335 - Sabrina Ebbersmeyer on Emotions in Renaissance Philosophy
An interview with Sabrina Ebbersmeyer about the relation of emotion to reason and the body, and panpsychism, in the Renaissance.
Nov 03 2019
Rank #17: HoP 207 - All or Nothing - The Problem of Universals
Jan 18 2015
Rank #18: HoP 284 - Seeing is Believing - Nicholas of Autrecourt’s Skeptical Challenge
The debate between Nicholas of Autrecourt and John Buridan on whether it is possible to achieve certain knowledge.
Aug 13 2017
Rank #19: HoP 260 - Once and for All - Scotus on Being
Sep 11 2016
Rank #20: HoP 048 - Constitutional Conventions - Aristotle's Political Philosophy
Oct 02 2011