What's coming in 2022

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Happy New Year everyone! As we kick off 2022 I thought I would give you a preview of what to expect this year from HoPWaG.

For starters, in just the next few weeks the sixth volume of the book series, "Byzantine and Renaissance Philosophy," will appear in print.

In the podcast I am currently covering the rest of the Renaissance period, by looking at "Philosophy in the Reformation." Over the coming year I'll first finish looking at figures active in northern and central Europe (e.g. we will look Copernicus and Tycho Brahe). From there we will move on to France in the 15th and 16th centuries: figures covered will include Rabelais, d'Étaples, Scaliger, Bodin, Ramus, and of course Montaigne! And within 2022 I think we will get most of the way through Renaissance era British philosophy, e.g. John Mair, John Case, Thomas More, John Dee and (yes) Shakespeare. Expect plenty on the Counter-Reformation in 2023. I think though that this general series will be done within 2023 so that year we will finally get to the 17th century.
Meanwhile in the summer, you will get as a bonus episode an audio version of one chapter of my forthcoming book "Don't Think for Yourself: Authority and Belief in Medieval Philosophy," which will be appearing this year with University of Notre Dame Press.
Over on the History of Africana Philosophy series, Chike and I will continue our look at the 20th century. Figures coming soon include Claudia Jones, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin. Within 2022 we'll also cover Malcolm X and MLK! Also Chike and I hope to submit the manuscript for volume 7 of the book series in the next few months, on Africana Philosophy up to 1900. (I guess that will come out in 2023.) So lots to look forward to in the coming year.
We are excited to share all this philosophy with you!



Alexander Johnson on 17 January 2022

17th Century Start

Just thought I'd point out, you have at least 46 topics in your reformation outline to get through in 2022 and 2023 to get to the 17th century in 2023.  Given you presumably also have interviews, you'd probably have to cut quite a bit of your plan to get there in time, assuming you don't increase output.  Therefore, I look forward to hearing about the 1600's in 2024 (but until then, I'll just look forward to all the stuff you have planned in 2022 and 2023)

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Peter Adamson on 17 January 2022


Yes, good point. Well maybe late 2023 then? I was reckoning it should take about 2 years to do the Reformation but you're right that it will be a little more than that in total including the interviews.

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Karl Young on 27 January 2022


Well, I guess that’s what you get for going gapless ! I’m really looking forward to the series on Chinese philosophy, though am thoroughly enjoying the Africana series and wouldn’t wish to get to the Chinese series at the expense of gaps in the Africana series. I think it really is time to look into the current status of cloning technology (maybe they could test the current technology on giraffes…)

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Peter Adamson on 27 January 2022


There is in this case a cheaper alternative: I already have a genetic duplicate in the shape of my twin brother. We just have to get him to turn his attention to philosophy instead of art history!

Kubelick on 8 April 2022


Dear peter, again: thanks so much for the podcasts.

And: it's official - you must be in some other space-time continuum, as i cannot begin to fathom,  how you fit all this in a day.

On my way to work i pass a comic book shop, quite the best in munich, and i espied a copy of harari 's sapiens in "graphic novel" form. Also, there was a graphic novel on arendt out. What a legacy it would be....

Just musing.... 

Kubelick on 8 April 2022


... And his amazing best buddy Etienne.... How is he not on the list? 

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Peter Adamson on 8 April 2022


You mean Etienne de la Boetie, right? I will cover him when I do the episodes about religious toleration.

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kubelick on 8 April 2022


yes, i do. so glad. a briliant little pamphlet - and how it is still applicable. and what a wonderful friendship it must have been. I suppose, a bit like that of Goethe and Schiller. 

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