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History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

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Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
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Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
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Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!

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116 Ratings
Average Ratings
90
10
6
6
4

Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
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Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
Read more
Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!
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History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

Updated 12 days ago

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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

Rank #1: HAP 33 - Young, Gifted, and Black - Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley astonishes colonial Americans with her exquisite and precocious poetry and reflects on the liberating power of the imagination.

Jul 21 2019
22 mins
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Rank #2: HAP 01 - Something Old, Something New - Introducing Africana Philosophy

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Chike Jeffers and Peter Adamson kick off the new series by explaining the scope and meaning of "Africana philosophy".

Apr 01 2018
21 mins
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Rank #3: HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge

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Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.

Feb 03 2019
21 mins
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Rank #4: HAP 02 - It’s Only Human - Philosophy in Prehistoric Africa

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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
19 mins
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Rank #5: HPI 01 - Begin at the End - An Introduction to Philosophy in India

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In this introduction to the series, Peter Adamson and Jonardon Ganeri propose that Indian philosophy was primarily a way of life and search for the highest good.
Sep 14 2015
20 mins
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Rank #6: HAP 32 - Talking Book - Early Africana Writing in English

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18th century black authors touch on philosophical themes in autobiographical narratives, poetry, and other literary genres.

Jul 07 2019
25 mins
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Rank #7: HPI 03 - Kingdom for a Horse - India in the Vedic Period

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The Vedic period sets the context of the Upanisads, Buddhism and Jainism.
Oct 18 2015
17 mins
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Rank #8: HAP 20 - I Am Because We Are - Communalism in African Ethics and Politics

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Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy.

Jan 20 2019
22 mins
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Rank #9: HPI 29 - Practice Makes Perfect - Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra

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Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical complement to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self.

Nov 13 2016
19 mins
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Rank #10: HAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia

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Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?

Apr 29 2018
20 mins
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Rank #11: HAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy

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Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast.

Jul 08 2018
27 mins
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Rank #12: HPI 04 - Hide and Seek – The Upanisads

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The ancient texts known as the Upanisads claim to expose the hidden connections between things, including the self and the world.
Nov 01 2015
19 mins
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Rank #13: HPI 54 - Graham Priest on Logic and Buddhism

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Graham Priest joins Peter to discuss non-classical logic and its connections with Buddhist patterns of reasoning.

Nov 26 2017
46 mins
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Rank #14: HAP 28 - Chike Jeffers on Precolonial African Philosophy

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Co-host Chike Jeffers and Peter chat about the themes and questions raised by the podcast so far.

May 12 2019
44 mins
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Rank #15: HAP 17 - Event Horizon - African Philosophy of Time

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John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”

Dec 09 2018
20 mins
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Rank #16: HPI 44 - It All Depends - Nagarjuna on Emptiness

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Nāgārjuna founds the Madhyāmaka (“middle way”) Buddhist tradition by “relinquishing all views” and arguing that everything is “empty.”

Jun 11 2017
21 mins
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Rank #17: HAP 19 - Behind the Mask - African Philosophy of the Person

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Traditional African ideas about personhood, which challenge assumptions about the relation between mind and body, self and other.

Jan 06 2019
18 mins
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Rank #18: HAP 29 - Out of Africa - Slavery and the Diaspora

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An introduction to Africana philosophical thought as it emerged from the modern experience of slavery and colonization by Europeans.

May 26 2019
28 mins
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Rank #19: HPI 02 - Sages, Schools and Systems – a Historical Overview

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A whirlwind tour of philosophical literature in India.
Oct 04 2015
24 mins
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Rank #20: HPI 43 - We Beg to Differ - the Buddhists and Jains

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An introduction to philosophical developments in Buddhism and Jainism up to the time of Dignāga in the sixth century AD.

May 28 2017
20 mins
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