History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

This month’s featured website is Professor Peter Adamson’s ‘History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps’ website.

http://historyofphilosophy.net

Peter Adamson

Peter Adamson

Peter Adamson is Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London (and at the LMU in Munich). His podcasts, all about 20 minutes in length , take listeners through the history of philosophy, “without any gaps.”

Peter starts off with the Pre-Socratics, works through Socrates and Plato, and Aristotle, the Hellenistic Period, Later antiquity and Ancient Christianity. He includes a whole series on Islamic philosophy – sadly neglected in our logico-analytic tradition.

The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of all the major traditions of antiquity.

Adamson has recently written a book: Classical Philosophy, published by Oxford University Press.

He also writes a blog with suggestions, hints and tips for studying history of philosophy effectively (for example ‘Take ‘Minor’ Figures seriously’ and ‘As yourself why they care’). I think his suggestions are spot on.

Do yourself a favour: listen to one or two of these podcasts. I bet you’ll find yourself listening to them all!

About Marianne

Marianne is Director of Studies in Philosophy at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education
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