History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps


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". www.historyofphilosophy.net


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HoP 259 - Richard Cross on Philosophy and the Trinity  

Medieval discussions of the Trinity charted new metaphysical territory, as we see in this interview with Richard Cross.

HoP 258 - Here Comes the Son - The Trinity and the Eucharist  

Philosophy is pushed to its limits to provide rational explanations of two Christian theological doctrines.

HoP 257 - Martin Pickave on Henry of Ghent and Freedom  

An interview with Martin Pickavé on voluntarism in Henry of Ghent.

HoP 256 - Frequently Asked Questions - Henry of Ghent  

Henry of Ghent, now little known but a leading scholastic in the late 13th century, makes influential proposals on all the debates of his time.

HoP 255 - Andreas Speer on Medieval Aesthetics  

Does medieval art tell us anything about medieval theories of aesthetics? Peter finds out from Andreas Speer.

HoP 254 - Love, Reign Over Me - The Romance of the Rose  

Sex, reason, and religion in Jean de Meun’s completion of an allegory of courtly love, the Roman de la Rose.

HoP 253 - Let Me Count the Ways - Speculative Grammar  

The “modistae” explore the links between language, the mind, and reality.

HoP 252 - Neverending Story - the Eternity of the World  

Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the so-called “Latin Averroists” take up the question of whether the universe has always existed, and settle once and for all which comes first, the chicken or the egg.

HoP 251 - Masters of the University - “Latin Averroism”  

Did Siger of Brabant and Boethius of Dacia, who have been called “Latin Averroists” and “radical Aristotelians,” really embrace a doctrine of “double truth”?

HoP 250 - Q&A  

Peter answers listener questions on the nature of philosophy and the podcast series.

HoP 249 - Paris When it Sizzles - the Condemnations  

Two rounds of condemnations at Paris declare certain philosophical teachings as heretical. But what were the long term effects?

HoP 248 - Scott MacDonald on Aquinas  

Scott MacDonald joins Peter to discuss Thomas Aquinas’ views on human knowledge.

HoP 247 - Onward, Christian Soldiers - Just War Theory  

Aquinas follows medieval legal thinkers in defining the conditions under which war may be justified, and proposes his famous doctrine of double effect.

HoP 246 - What Pleases the Prince - The Rule of Law  

Natural law and political legitimacy in thirteenth century thinkers up to and including Thomas Aquinas.

HoP 245 - What Comes Naturally - Ethics in Albert and Aquinas  

Natural and supernatural virtue and happiness in Thomas Aquinas and his teacher, Albert the Great.

HoP 244 - Everybody Needs Some Body - Aquinas on Soul and Knowledge  

Thomas Aquinas makes controversial claims concerning the unity of the soul and the empirical basis of human knowledge.

HoP 243 - The Ox Heard Round the World - Thomas Aquinas  

An introduction to Thomas Aquinas, his views on faith and reason, and his famous “five ways” of proving God’s existence.

HoP 242 - Therese Cory on Self-Awareness in Albert and Aquinas  

Therese Cory tells Peter what Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas thought about self-awareness.

HoP 241 - The Shadow Knows - Albert the Great’s Metaphysics  

Albert the Great’s theory of being and his attempt to explain what changes in the human mind when we come to see God in the afterlife.

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