• 413. Don’t Be So Sure: French Skepticism

    Posted on 29 January 2023

    The sources and scope of the skepticism of Montaigne, Charron (pictured), and Sanches.

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  • 116. Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò and Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò on Cabral

    Posted on 22 January 2023

    Two scholars of the same name join us to shed further light on freedom fighter and political theorist Amílcar Cabral.

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  • 412. Not Matter, But Me: Michel de Montaigne

    Posted on 15 January 2023

    In his Essays Montaigne uses wit, insight, and humanist training to tackle his favorite subject: Montaigne.

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  • 115. Weapon of Choice: Amílcar Cabral

    Posted on 8 January 2023

    Amílcar Cabral, leader of a revolution against colonialism in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, rethinks culture and Marxist theory as bases for his struggle.

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  • 411. Pen Pals: Later French Humanism

    Posted on 1 January 2023

    Joseph Scaliger, Isaac Casaubon, and Guillaume du Vair grapple with history and the events of their own day.

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  • 114. Teacher Taught Me: Julius Nyerere

    Posted on 25 December 2022

    The first leader of independent Tanzania grounds his socialist ideas in traditional African values.

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  • 410. Ann Blair on Jean Bodin's Natural Philosophy

    Posted on 18 December 2022

    A chat with Ann Blair about the "Theater of Nature" by Jean Bodin, and other encyclopedic works of natural philosophy. (Pictured: Prof Blair holding the annotated copy of Bodin's Theatrum she describes in the episode.)

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  • 113. A Fighting God: Black Theology

    Posted on 11 December 2022

    After Albert Cleage and James Cone propose a liberatory interpretation of Christianity, William R. Jones wonders whether God is a white racist. We also follow Black Theology among “Womanist” authors and in South Africa.

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  • 409. One to Rule Them All: Jean Bodin

    Posted on 4 December 2022

    The polymath Jean Bodin produces a pioneering theory of political sovereignty along the way to defending the absolute power of the French king.

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  • 112. Poems That Kill: the Black Arts Movement

    Posted on 27 November 2022

    African American literature of the late 1960s reflects the Black Power movement, in the works of such authors as Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Haki Madhubuti, Larry Neal, and Sonia Sanchez.

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  • 17 December 2020
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    Here now is the online recording of the talk I gave last month on 'Razi’s Relative “Reading” of Aristotle’s Physics', for the Farouk Jabre Centre. Enjoy!

  • 24 November 2020
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    I am thrilled to say that I have received the 2020 Schelling Prize from the Bavarian Academy of Sciences for work on multiculturalism in a historical perspective. It is named after Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, who I will get to eventually in the podcast!

  • 18 November 2020
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    I'll be speaking tomorrow (Nov 19) at 5 pm Munich time at the American University of Beirut (via Zoom) on al-Razi's physics as a correction of Aristotle. Register here!

    Not sure if this will be recorded; if so I will post the link here later.

  • 5 November 2020
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    You can now watch video of me speaking on the subject of "Avicennan Scholasticism" at the 2020 Dies Quodlibetalis held in Jena:
    https://www.db-thueringen.de/receive/dbt_mods_00046588

  • 26 October 2020
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    Someone finally interviewed me about Buster Keaton!
  • 20 October 2020
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    Excited to have a paper in this open access book edited by Dragos Calma, "Reading Proclus and the Book of Causes," vol.2.
  • 10 October 2020
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    Here's my new essay on Hegel and Aristotle as historians of philosophy, just appeared with "Philosophy Now."
     
     
  • 9 October 2020
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    Here's an announcement of an upcoming online talk by friend and guest of the podcast, the brilliant Jan Westerhoff!

    BSHP ANNUAL LECTURE 2020     

    JAN WESTERHOFF (OXFORD): "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: The Problem on Solipsism
    in Ancient Indian Philosophy"  

  • 12 September 2020
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    As you may have noticed our summer break is over! Africana Philosophy already returned last week, with an episode on Anténor Firmin. Over the next few months Chike and I will be wrapping up our coverage of the 19th century, finishing with Booker T. Washington and the early writings of W.E.B. Du Bois - look out for episodes on Ida Wells, and developments in the Caribbean and in Brazil!

  • 10 September 2020
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    Job opening at my Lehrstuhl here in Munich! People with expertise in late ancient and/or Islamic philosophy welcome to apply. (I am especially hoping to get someone with expertise in late ancient.) Full text of the advertisement below:

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    The Chair for Late Antique and Arabic Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Peter Adamson) at the Faculty for Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Religion at the LMU seeks to fill a temporary position beginning on April 1, 2021, as:

  • 28 August 2020
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    "Interpreting Averroes: Critical Essays," which I edited with Matteo Di Giovanni for Cambridge University Press, is now out in paperback! Contact me if you want a flyer that will get you a 20% discount.

  • 27 July 2020
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    Here's my latest piece for the magazine "Philosophy Now" on the idea of eternal recurrence, and how it reappeared, appropriately enough, in the Stoics, Indian cosmology, and Nietzsche:
     
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