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Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, and Chike Jeffers present the philosophical traditions of India, Africa, and the African Diaspora. Further reading and info at www.historyofphilosophy.net.

Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, and Chike Jeffers present the philosophical traditions of India, Africa, and the African Diaspora. Further reading and info at www.historyofphilosophy.net.
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Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, and Chike Jeffers present the philosophical traditions of India, Africa, and the African Diaspora. Further reading and info at www.historyofphilosophy.net.

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English


Episodes

HAP 15 - Heard it Through the Grapevine - Oral Philosophy in Africa

11/11/2018
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An introduction to the “ethnophilosophy” approach inaugurated by Placide Tempels, its promises and potential pitfalls.

Duration:00:21:05

HAP 14 - Souleymane Bachir Diagne on Islam in Africa

10/28/2018
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Peter speaks to Souleymane Bachir Diagne about Islamic scholars in West Africa.

Duration:00:29:37

HAP 13 - Renewing the Faith - the Sokoto Caliphate

10/14/2018
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Uthman Dan Fodio and his family were scholars, poets, and warriors whose jihad in 19th century Nigeria created the Sokoto Caliphate.

Duration:00:21:32

HAP 12 - From Here to Timbuktu - Subsaharan Islamic Philosophy

9/30/2018
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The spread of Islamic scholarship in subsaharan Africa, focusing on intellectuals of the Songhay empire around the Niger River in the 15th-17th centuries.

Duration:00:20:54

HAP 11 - Teodros Kiros on Ethiopian Philosophy

9/16/2018
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Teodros Kiros discusses the history of Ethiopian thought and how it has influenced his own work in political philosophy.

Duration:00:39:53

HAP 10 - Think for Yourself - Walda Heywat

9/2/2018
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Walda Heywat’s reaction to the thought of his teacher Zera Yacob, and the dispute over the authenticity of these two Ethiopian philosophers.

Duration:00:21:45

HAP 09 - In You I Take Shelter - Zera Yacob

7/22/2018
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The 17th century Ethiopian rationalist Zera Yacob, hailed as the first modern Africana philosopher.

Duration:00:21:03

HAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy

7/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:58

HAP 07 - Richard Parkinson on Egyptian Poetry

6/24/2018
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Egyptioogist Richard Parkinson joins us to talk about the context and meaning of the Eloquent Peasant and other literary works of ancient Egypt.

Duration:00:32:10

HAP 06 - Heated Exchanges - Philosophy in Egyptian Narratives and Dialogues

6/10/2018
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Demands for ma’at (justice or truth) and a confrontation with the soul, in the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant and Dispute Between a Man and his Ba.

Duration:00:23:33

HAP 05 - Father Knows Best - Moral and Political Philosophy in the Instructions

5/27/2018
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Ethical reflection in ancient Egyptian grave inscriptions and in works of instruction, such as the Maxims of Ptahhotep and the Instructions named for Amenemope, Ani, and Merikare.

Duration:00:21:37

HAP 04 - Pyramid Schemes - Philosophy in Ancient Egypt

5/13/2018
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Ancient Egyptian figures and writings including the Pyramid Texts, Imhotep, and the "first monotheist" Akhenaten reflect on the nature of things and questions of morality.

Duration:00:19:04

HAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia

4/29/2018
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Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?

Duration:00:20:32

HAP 02 - It’s Only Human - Philosophy in Prehistoric Africa

4/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:06

HAP 01 - Something Old, Something New - Introducing Africana Philosophy

4/1/2018
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Chike Jeffers and Peter Adamson kick off the new series by explaining the scope and meaning of "Africana philosophy".

Duration:00:21:43

HPI 62 - Kit Patrick on Philosophy and Indian History

3/18/2018
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The host of the History of India podcast joins us for the final episode on India. Coming next: Africana philosophy!

Duration:00:36:02

HPI 61 - What Happened Next - Indian Philosophy After Dignaga

3/4/2018
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A whirlwind tour of developments in Indian philosophy after Dignāga and a few words about the contemporary relevance of the tradition.

Duration:00:23:47

HPI 60 - The Buddha and I - Indian Influence on Islamic and European Thought

2/18/2018
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The impact of ancient Indian thought upon the Muslim scholar al-Bīrūnī and upon European thinkers like Hume, Hegel, and Schopenhauer.

Duration:00:20:59

HPI 59 - Looking East - Indian Influence on Greek Thought

2/4/2018
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Did Indian ideas play a role in shaping ancient Greek philosophy?

Duration:00:22:55

HPI 58 - Amber Carpenter on Animals in Indian Philosophy

1/21/2018
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An interview with Amber Carpenter about the status of nonhuman animals in ancient Indian philosophy and literature.

Duration:00:26:05