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 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 #3: HoP 054 - Instant Gratification - the Cyrenaics
Nov 13 2011
Rank #4: HoP 178 - Eyes Wide Shut - Rumi and Philosophical Sufism
Jun 01 2014
Rank #5: HoP 052 - Fighting Over Socrates - the Hellenistic Schools
Oct 30 2011
Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: HoP 110 - Life and Time - Augustine's Confessions
Jan 06 2013
Rank #9: 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 #10: HoP 272 - A Close Shave - Ockham’s Nominalism
Ockham trims away the unnecessary entities posited by other scholastics.
Feb 26 2017
Rank #11: HoP 258 - Here Comes the Son - The Trinity and the Eucharist
Jul 17 2016
Rank #12: HoP 243 - The Ox Heard Round the World - Thomas Aquinas
Dec 20 2015
Rank #13: HoP 101 - Father Figures - Introduction to Ancient Christian Philosophy
Nov 04 2012
Rank #14: HoP 286 - On the Money - Medieval Economic Theory
Changing ideas about money, just price, and usury, up to the time of Buridan, Oresme, and Gregory of Rimini.
Oct 08 2017
Rank #15: HoP 273 - What Do You Think? - Ockham on Mental Language
How the language of thought relates to spoken and written language, according to William of Ockham.
Mar 12 2017
Rank #16: HoP 338 - All About Eve - the Defense of Women
Refutation of misogyny in Moderate Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella.
Dec 15 2019
Rank #17: Bonus Episode - Glenn Adamson on Material Intelligence
Peter's twin brother Glenn Adamson discusses the philosophical implications of craft.
Aug 11 2018
Rank #18: HoP 318 - Oliver Primavesi on Greek Manuscripts
Peter's Munich colleague Oliver Primavesi tells us how Greek manuscripts are used to establish the text of authors like Aristotle.
Feb 10 2019
Rank #19: HoP 333 - Difficult to Be Good - Humanist Ethics
Humanists from Bruni and Valla to Pontano and Castiglione ask whether ancient ethical teachings can still help us learn how to live.
Oct 06 2019
Rank #20: HoP 244 - Everybody Needs Some Body - Aquinas on Soul and Knowledge
Jan 03 2016