History Philosophy Without Gaps podcast April 6, 2014 1:04 PMSubscribe
It has been more than a year since Peter Adamson's The History of Philosophy without any Gaps podcast has been on the front page of metafilter. Since then he has been plugging away at a podcast a week. Previously. The obvious distinction of his presentation is the focus on Philosophy in the World of Islam. Some numbers to illustrate this:
Episode 103, Origen. Origen is described as the most important of the Christians in Antiquity after Aquinas. He leaves out the auto-castration and the apocatastasis and explains how bad information was embedded into the history/legend of Origen.
Episode 145. Frank Griffel on al-Ghazālī. This episode discusses al-Ghazali's use of Aristotlian logical methods to make superior interpretations of the Koran. In the previous thread commenters remarked that his early episodes with guests had poor sound quality on the guest part. This problem seems to have been completely fixed.
On October 4, 2013 Adamson was interviewed on the degree of freedom website and discussed his plans for many more episodes and more years. He is aiming to get up through Kant.
Also if listening to 170 22-to-29 minute podcasts is too slow for you, Peter is one of the editors of the Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy which has a lot of material in one spot that we rarely hear about.