Bonus Episodes

Bonus Episodes - not part of a historical series. 

Filling the Gaps - a Brief History of Nothing

Posted on 25 October 2011

A recording of Peter's lecture delivered on Oct 25, 2011, at the Arts and Humanities festival on "The Power of Stories" at King's College London.

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Democracy and the History of Philosophy

Posted on 20 January 2017

Peter reflects on what the history of philosophy may have to tell us about democracy in the wake of the inauguration of Donald Trump.

To read the full text go to the corresponding blog post.

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Glenn Adamson on Material Intelligence

Posted on 11 August 2018

Peter's twin brother Glenn Adamson discusses the philosophical implications of craft.

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Danielle Layne - Platonic Priestesses: Erotic Pedagogy from Antiquity to the Present

Posted on 1 March 2020

Danielle Layne of Gonzaga University delivers a keynote address at the conference "Women Intellectuals in Antiquity" held at Keble College Oxford in February 2020. This event was organized by myself, Ursula Coope, Katharine O'Reilly and Jenny Rallens. It was supported by Keble College Oxford, the British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP), The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Oxford University, the Department of Classics at King's College London, and the LMU in Munich. 

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Sophia Connell - Women’s Medical Knowledge in Antiquity: Beyond Midwifery

Posted on 1 March 2020

Sophia Connell of Birkbeck College London delivers a keynote address at the conference "Women Intellectuals in Antiquity" held at Keble College Oxford in February 2020. This event was organized by myself, Ursula Coope, Katharine O'Reilly and Jenny Rallens. It was supported by Keble College Oxford, the British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP), The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Oxford University, the Department of Classics at King's College London, and the LMU in Munich. 

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Human and Animal in Global Philosophy

Posted on 13 November 2021

In this first of four bonus episodes on animals and Islamic philosophy, Peter sets some context by surveying ideas about animals in Greek, Indian, Chinese, and African philosophy.

These episodes draw on work done with the support of the project “Animals in the Philosophy of the Islamic World”, which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC), under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 786762).

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Can They Think? Animal Minds

Posted on 13 November 2021

In this second of four bonus episodes on animals and Islamic philosophy, Peter talks about the standard view that reason differentiates humans from animals, and challenges posed to this view from medical theory and Islamic theology.

These episodes draw on work done with the support of the project “Animals in the Philosophy of the Islamic World”, which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC), under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 786762).

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How Should We Treat Them? Animal Ethics

Posted on 13 November 2021

In this third of four bonus episodes on animals and Islamic philosophy, Peter looks at texts from the Islamic world arguing for benevolence towards animals.

These episodes draw on work done with the support of the project “Animals in the Philosophy of the Islamic World”, which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC), under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 786762).

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What Makes Us Special? Humans as Animals

Posted on 13 November 2021

In this fourth of four bonus episodes on animals and Islamic philosophy, Peter asks what difference it would make if humans are unique among animals in being rational.

These episodes draw on work done with the support of the project “Animals in the Philosophy of the Islamic World”, which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC), under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 786762).

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Bonus Episode: Don't Think for Yourself, Chapter 1

Posted on 14 August 2022

Peter reads the first chapter of his new book Don’t Think for Yourself: Authority and Belief in Medieval Philosophy, available from University of Notre Dame Press. Pre-order with the code 14FF20 from undpress.nd.edu, to get a 20% discount!

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