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History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
25 minutes | Nov 20, 2022
HoP 408 - Constitutional Conventions - the Huguenots
Protestant French thinkers like François Hotman and Theodore Beza propose a radical political philosophy: the king rules at the pleasure of his subjects.
30 minutes | Nov 6, 2022
HoP 407 - Maria Rosa Antognazza on Early Modern Toleration
An interview on the nature of religious tolerance, and the forms it took during the Reformation and in the thought of early modern thinkers like Locke and Leibniz.
18 minutes | Oct 23, 2022
HoP 406 - Believe at Your Own Risk - Toleration in France
Even as wars of religion in France prompt calls for toleration, hardly anyone makes a principled case for freedom of conscience… apart from Sebastian Castellio.
20 minutes | Oct 9, 2022
HoP 405 - Divide and Conquer - the Spread of Ramism
The methods of Peter Ramus sweep across Europe, winning adherents and facing stiff opposition in equal measure.
27 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
HoP 404 - Robert Goulding on Peter Ramus
A chat with Ramus expert Robert Goulding on the role of mathematics in Ramist philosophy.
21 minutes | Sep 11, 2022
HoP 403 - Make It Simple - Peter Ramus
Peter Ramus scandalizes his critics, and thrills his students and admirers, by proposing a new and simpler approach to philosophy.
45 minutes | Aug 14, 2022
Bonus Episode: Don’t Think for Yourself, Chapter 1
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!
20 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
HoP 402 - Life is Not Enough - Medicine in Renaissance France
Challenges to Galenic medical orthodoxy from natural philosophy: Jean Fernel with his idea of the human’s “total substance,” and the Paracelsans.
24 minutes | Jul 17, 2022
HoP 401 - Word Perfect - Logic and Language in Renaissance France
Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples and Julius Caesar Scaliger fuse Aristotelianism with humanism to address problems in logic and literary aesthetics.
61 minutes | Jul 3, 2022
HoP 400 - Philosophy Podcasters
Peter chats with the hosts of three great philosophy podcasts: Elucidations, Hi-Phi Nation, and the Unmute Podcast.
22 minutes | Jun 19, 2022
HoP 399 - Seriously Funny - Rabelais
In his outrageous novel about Pantagruel and Gargantua, Rabelais engages with scholasticism, humanism, medicine, the reformation, and the querelle des femmes.
24 minutes | Jun 5, 2022
HoP 398 - Pearls of Wisdom - Marguerite of Navarre
A Renaissance queen supports philosophical humanism and produces literary works on spirituality, love, and the soul.
23 minutes | May 22, 2022
HoP 397 - Do As the Romans Did - French Humanism
We begin to look at philosophy in Renaissance France, beginning with humanists like Budé and the use of classical philosophy by poets du Bellay and Ronsard.
35 minutes | May 8, 2022
HoP 396 - Lorraine Daston on Renaissance Science
Comets! Magnets! Armadillos! In this wide-ranging interview Lorraine Daston tells us how Renaissance and early modern scientists dealt with the extraordinary events they called "wonders".
25 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
HoP 395 - Music of the Spheres - Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler fuses Platonist philosophy with a modified version of Copernicus’ astronomy.
23 minutes | Apr 10, 2022
HoP 394 - Best of Both Worlds - Tycho Brahe
Responses to Copernicus in the 16th century, culminating with the master of astral observation Tycho Brahe.
28 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
HoP 393 - The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You - Copernicus
How revolutionary was the Copernican Revolution?
30 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
HoP 392 - John Sellars on Lipsius and Early Modern Stoicism
John Sellars returns to the podcast to discuss Lipsius' work on Seneca and the early modern Neo-Stoic movement.
21 minutes | Feb 27, 2022
HoP 391 - Everything is Mine and Nothing - Lipsius and the Revival of Stoicism
Justus Lipsius draws on Seneca and other Stoics to counsel peace of mind in the face of political chaos, but also writes a work on how such chaos can be avoided.
27 minutes | Feb 13, 2022
HoP 390 - Born to Be Contrary - Toleration in the Netherlands
Amidst religious conflict in the Netherlands, Dirck Coornhert pleads for religious toleration and freedom of expression.
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