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History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps". www.historyofphilosophy.net

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HoP 075 - The Joy of Sects - Ancient Medicine and Philosophy

Hellenistic doctors discover the nerves and argue about method; Galen passes judgment

24mins

8 Apr 2012

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HoP 072 - Raphael Woolf on Cicero

Peter discusses Cicero's method and philosophical allegiances with Raphael Woolf

28mins

18 Mar 2012

Rank #2

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HoP 076 - R.J. Hankinson on Galen

Jim Hankinson tells Peter about the life, work and philosophical contributions of Galen

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15 Apr 2012

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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.

1hr 21mins

22 Apr 2018

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HoP 067 - The Philosopher King - Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius' Meditations are a classic of Stoicism written by the most powerful philosopher who ever lived

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12 Feb 2012

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HoP 092 - King of Animals - Porphyry

Porphyry defends vegetarianism and the harmony of Plato and Aristotle

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2 Sep 2012

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HoP 089 - On the Horizon - Plotinus on the Soul

For Plotinus, Soul is on the border between the physical and intelligible realms. Can he convince us to identify ourselves with its highest part?

23mins

15 Jul 2012

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HoP 080 - Delphic Utterances - Plutarch

Plutarch was a historian, a priest of Apollo, and a Platonist

22mins

13 May 2012

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HoP 066 - You Can Chain My Leg - Epictetus

Epictetus, greatest of the Roman Stoics, tells you how to set yourself free

22mins

5 Feb 2012

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HoP 087 - A God is My Co-Pilot - the Life and Works of Plotinus

Peter introduces Plotinus, the greatest philosopher of late antiquity and the founder of Neoplatonism

21mins

1 Jul 2012

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HoP 083 - Not Written in Stone – Alexander of Aphrodisias

Alexander of Aphrodisias writes the greatest ancient commentaries on Aristotle and tries to demolish the Stoic teaching on fate

22mins

3 Jun 2012

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HoP 338 - All About Eve - the Defense of Women

Refutation of misogyny in Moderate Fonte and Lucrezia Marinella.

20mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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HoP 339 - I’d Like to Thank the Academy - Florentine Platonism

The blossoming of Renaissance Platonism under the Medici, who supported the scholarship of Poliziano, Ficino, and Pico della Mirandola.

21mins

29 Dec 2019

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HoP 065 - Anger Management - Seneca

Seneca wields his rhetorically charged Latin to advance Stoic ethical theory

22mins

29 Jan 2012

Rank #14

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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.

1hr 13mins

6 May 2018

Rank #15

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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.

23mins

14 Jan 2018

Rank #16

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HoP 340 - Footnotes to Plato - Marsilio Ficino

Marsilio Ficino’s revival of Platonism, with a focus on his proofs for the soul’s immortality in his magnum opus, the Platonic Theology.

24mins

12 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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HoP 054 - Instant Gratification - the Cyrenaics

The Cyrenaics, the ultimate pleasure seekers of ancient philosophy

21mins

13 Nov 2011

Rank #18

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HoP 086 - Serafina Cuomo on Ancient Mathematics

How did the mathematics of figures like Euclid and Archimides relate to ancient philosophy? Peter finds out in an interview with Serafina Cuomo

27mins

24 Jun 2012

Rank #19

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HoP 082 - Lost and Found – Aristotelianism after Aristotle

Peter looks at the history of Aristotelianism up the time of the Roman Empire and the beginning of commentaries on his works

23mins

27 May 2012

Rank #20