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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." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition. www.historyofphilosophy.net

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." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition. www.historyofphilosophy.net
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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." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition. www.historyofphilosophy.net

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Episodes

HoP 312 - Past Masters - Byzantine Historiography

11/18/2018
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The larger meaning of history in the chronicles written by Michael Psellos, Michael Attaleiates, Anna Komnene, and Niketas Choniates.

Duration:00:19:43

HoP 311 - The Elements of Style - Rhetoric in Byzantium

11/4/2018
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Psellos and other experts in rhetoric explore how this art of persuasion relates to philosophy.

Duration:00:19:38

HoP 310 - Purple Prose - Byzantine Political Philosophy

10/21/2018
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Byzantine political thought from the time of Justinian down to the Palaiologos dynasty wrestles with the nature and scope of imperial power.

Duration:00:23:50

HoP 309 - Hooked on Classics - Italos and the Debate over Pagan Learning

10/7/2018
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The trial of John Italos and other signs of Byzantine disquiet with the pagan philosophical tradition.

Duration:00:19:57

HoP 308 - Dominic O'Meara on Michael Psellos

9/23/2018
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Dominic O'Meara speaks to Peter about Michael Psellos, focusing especially on his political philosophy.

Duration:00:31:50

HoP 307 - Consul of the Philosophers - Michael Psellos

9/9/2018
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Michael Psellos and his attitude towards pagan philosophy and the political life.

Duration:00:17:19

Bonus Episode - Glenn Adamson on Material Intelligence

8/11/2018
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Peter's twin brother Glenn Adamson discusses the philosophical implications of craft.

Duration:00:31:09

HoP 306 - Collectors’ Items - Photius and Byzantine Compilations

7/29/2018
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Photius, “the inventor of the book review,” and other Byzantine scholars who preserved ancient learning.

Duration:00:19:43

HoP 305 - Andrew Louth on John of Damascus

7/15/2018
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Peter is joined by Andrew Louth for a discussion of John of Damascus and his theological use of philosophy.

Duration:00:29:43

HoP 304 - Behind Enemy Lines - John of Damascus

7/1/2018
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John of Damascus helps to shape the Byzantine understanding of humankind and the veneration of images, despite living in Islamic territory.

Duration:00:19:39

HoP 303 - Don’t Picture This - Iconoclasm

6/17/2018
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Is it idolatry to venerate an icon of a saint, or of Christ? The dispute leads the Byzantines to ponder the relation between an image and its object.

Duration:00:21:25

HoP 302 - On the Eastern Front - Philosophy in Syriac and Armenian

6/3/2018
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Eastern Christian philosophy outside of Constantinople, focusing on translation and exegesis in the languages of Syriac and Armenian.

Duration:00:21:05

HoP 301 - The Empire Strikes Back - Introduction to Byzantine Philosophy

5/20/2018
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We begin to look at the third tradition of medieval philosophy, in which the heritage of classical antiquity is preserved and debated by the Byzantines.

Duration:00:23:20

HoP 300b - The Relevance of Medieval Philosophy Today

5/6/2018
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Peter King, Catarina Dutilh Novaes, and Russ Friedman discuss their approaches to medieval philosophy, and its contemporary relevance.

Duration:01:13:06

HoP 300a - The Relevance of Ancient Philosophy Today

4/22/2018
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Rachel Barney, Christof Rapp, and Mark Kalderon join Peter to discuss the importance of ancient philosophy for today's philosophers.

Duration:01:21:29

HoP 299 - Robert Pasnau on Substance in Scholasticism

4/8/2018
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Bob Pasnau joins Peter to discuss ideas about substance from Aquinas down to the time of Locke, Leibniz and Descartes.

Duration:00:30:05

Africana Philosophy Announcement

4/6/2018
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New paperbacks and a new series!

Duration:00:02:17

HoP 298 - Renaissance Men - Ramon Llull and Petrarch

3/25/2018
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The Renaissance ideals of humanism and universal science flourish already in the medieval period, in the works of Petrarch and Ramon Llull.

Duration:00:21:59

HoP 297 - The Prague Spring - Scholasticism Across Europe

3/11/2018
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New ideas and and new universities in Italy and greater Germany including Vienna and Prague, where Jan Hus carries on the radical ideas of Wyclif.

Duration:00:20:46

HoP 296 - Morning Star of the Reformation - John Wyclif

2/25/2018
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John Wyclif refutes nominalism and inspires the Lollard movement, which anticipated Reformation thought with its critique of the church.

Duration:00:19:09