Rank #1: HAP 33 - Young, Gifted, and Black - Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley astonishes colonial Americans with her exquisite and precocious poetry and reflects on the liberating power of the imagination.
Rank #2: 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".
Rank #3: HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge
Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.
Rank #4: 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.
Rank #5: HPI 01 - Begin at the End - An Introduction to Philosophy in India
Rank #6: HAP 32 - Talking Book - Early Africana Writing in English
18th century black authors touch on philosophical themes in autobiographical narratives, poetry, and other literary genres.
Rank #7: HPI 03 - Kingdom for a Horse - India in the Vedic Period
Rank #8: 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.
Rank #9: 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.
Rank #10: HAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia
Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?
Rank #11: HAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy
Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast.
Rank #12: HPI 04 - Hide and Seek – The Upanisads
Rank #13: HPI 54 - Graham Priest on Logic and Buddhism
Graham Priest joins Peter to discuss non-classical logic and its connections with Buddhist patterns of reasoning.
Rank #14: 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.
Rank #15: HAP 17 - Event Horizon - African Philosophy of Time
John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”
Rank #16: HPI 44 - It All Depends - Nagarjuna on Emptiness
Nāgārjuna founds the Madhyāmaka (“middle way”) Buddhist tradition by “relinquishing all views” and arguing that everything is “empty.”
Rank #17: HAP 19 - Behind the Mask - African Philosophy of the Person
Traditional African ideas about personhood, which challenge assumptions about the relation between mind and body, self and other.
Rank #18: HAP 29 - Out of Africa - Slavery and the Diaspora
An introduction to Africana philosophical thought as it emerged from the modern experience of slavery and colonization by Europeans.
Rank #19: HPI 02 - Sages, Schools and Systems – a Historical Overview
Rank #20: HPI 43 - We Beg to Differ - the Buddhists and Jains
An introduction to philosophical developments in Buddhism and Jainism up to the time of Dignāga in the sixth century AD.