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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 333 - Difficult to Be Good - Humanist Ethics

10/6/2019
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Humanists from Bruni and Valla to Pontano and Castiglione ask whether ancient ethical teachings can still help us learn how to live.

Duration:00:22:11

HoP 332 - Jill Kraye on Humanism

9/21/2019
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Jill Kraye returns to the podcast to discuss the nature of humanism, its relation to scholasticism, and its legacy.

Duration:00:38:06

HoP 331 - Literary Criticism - Lorenzo Valla

9/8/2019
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Lorenzo Valla launches a furious attack on scholastic philosophy, favoring the resources of classical Latin.

Duration:00:20:34

HoP 330 - Republic of Letters - Italian Humanism

7/28/2019
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Coluccio Salutati and Leonardo Bruni combine eloquence with philosophy, taking as their model the refined language and republican ideals found in Cicero.

Duration:00:19:34

HoP 329 - Greeks Bearing Gifts - Byzantine Scholars in Italy

7/14/2019
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Bessarion and George Trapenzuntius, rival scholars from the Greek east who helped inspire the Italian Renaissance.

Duration:00:19:15

HoP 328 - Old News - Introduction to the Italian Renaissance

6/30/2019
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A first look at the themes and figures of philosophy in the Italian Renaissance.

Duration:00:20:17

HoP 327 - Michele Trizio on Byzantine and Latin Medieval Philosophy

6/16/2019
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The series on Byzantium concludes as Michele Trizio discusses the mutual influence of Byzantium and Latin Christendom.

Duration:00:24:00

HoP 326 - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - the Later Orthodox Tradition

6/2/2019
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When the Byzantine empire ended in 1453, philosophy in Greek did not end with it. In this episode we bring the story up to the 20th century.

Duration:00:25:40

HoP 325 - Platonic Love - Gemistos Plethon

5/19/2019
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Was Gemistos Plethon, the last great thinker of the Byzantine tradition, a secret pagan or just a Christian with an unusual enthusiasm for Platonism?

Duration:00:23:20

HoP 324 - United We Fall - Latin Philosophy in Byzantium

5/5/2019
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Thomas Aquinas finds avid readers among Byzantines at the twilight of empire, and is used by both sides of the Hesychast controversy.

Duration:00:20:19

HoP 323 - Through His Works You Shall Know Him - Palamas and Hesychasm

4/21/2019
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Gregory Palamas and the controversy over his teaching that we can go beyond human reason by grasping God through his activities or “energies”.

Duration:00:18:42

HoP 322 - Do the Math - Science in the Palaiologan Renaissance

4/7/2019
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Mathematics and the sciences in Byzantium, focusing on scholars of the Palaiologan period like Blemmydes and Metochites.

Duration:00:20:30

HoP 321 - Judith Herrin on Byzantium and Islam

3/24/2019
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Historian Judith Herrin joins us to talk about competition and mutual influence between Islam and Byzantium.

Duration:00:32:31

HoP 320 - People of the South - Byzantium and Islam

3/10/2019
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Intellectual exchange between Christians and Muslims, and the later flowering of Syriac literature including the philosopher Bar Hebraeus.

Duration:00:20:09

HoP 319 - Georgia on My Mind - Petritsi and the Proclus Revival

2/24/2019
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The Neoplatonist Proclus gets mixed reviews from Christians, as Nicholas of Methone refutes him but the Georgian philosopher Ioane Petritsi helps to revive his thought.

Duration:00:18:59

HoP 318 - Oliver Primavesi on Greek Manuscripts

2/10/2019
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Peter's Munich colleague Oliver Primavesi tells us how Greek manuscripts are used to establish the text of authors like Aristotle.

Duration:00:36:01

HoP 317 - Made by Hand - Byzantine Manuscripts

1/27/2019
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Without handwritten copies produced by Byzantine scribes, we would know almost nothing about ancient philosophy. How and why were they made?

Duration:00:24:20

HoP 316 - Just Measures - Law, Money, and War in Byzantium

1/13/2019
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Legal and economic thought in Byzantium: the sources of the law’s authority, the relation of church and civil law, just price, and just war.

Duration:00:22:16

HoP 315 - Wiser Than Men - Gender in Byzantium

12/30/2018
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The role of women in Byzantine society and the complex attitudes surrounding eunuchs: did they make up a “third gender”?

Duration:00:20:32

HoP 314 - Katerina Ierodiakonou on Byzantine Commentaries

12/16/2018
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A chat about commentaries on Aristotle from Byzantium with guest Katerina Ierodiakonou.

Duration:00:30:45