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History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

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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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HoP 327 - Michele Trizio on Byzantine and Latin Medieval Philosophy
The series on Byzantium concludes as Michele Trizio discusses the mutual influence of Byzantium and Latin Christendom.
HoP 326 - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - the Later Orthodox Tradition
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.
HoP 325 - Platonic Love - Gemistos Plethon
Was Gemistos Plethon, the last great thinker of the Byzantine tradition, a secret pagan or just a Christian with an unusual enthusiasm for Platonism?


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PaulfromJersey reviewed this podcast on Mar 5th, 2019
"Exactly as advertised. I'm a hundred episodes in, we're bouncing up against the 6th Century in Europe with Christian philosophers who made important contributions but who are never on the HistPhil101 syllabus, which sticks to the well-known high points. I love Peter Adamson's preparation and boundless knowledge (that includes the ancient languages) and appreciate (without loving: you'll hear too many references to giraffes and Buster Keaton) his droll, precise presentation. With more than 200 episodes before me, and weekly additions piling up, I've got a lot of listening to do. And I haven't even hit Adamson's area of particular expertise (and a huge gap in survey courses): Middle Eastern philosophies and contributions to the preservation of ancient Greek and Roman texts. So much to look…"

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Oct 25th, 2010
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Jun 2nd, 2019
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