Welcome to the 'History of Philosophy without any gaps' podcast...

Latest Episodes:

Posted on: 20 April 2014

Abū l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī makes up his own mind about physics and the soul, and along the way inaugurates a new style of doing philosophy.

Posted on: 13 April 2014

An introduction to later developments in philosophical theology, sufism, and Illuminationism, focusing on the reception and critique of Avicenna.

Posted on: 06 April 2014

Leading scholar of medieval Jewish thought Gad Freudenthal joins Peter in a concluding episode on Andalusian thought.

Posted on: 31 March 2014

Joseph Albo and Isaac Abravanel critique Maimonides’ attempt to lay down foundations for the Jewish law.

Posted on: 23 March 2014

The rich symbolism of the Zohar and the spiritual practices of Abraham Abluafia feature in the mystical movement known as Kabbalah.

Posted on: 16 March 2014

The Book of Job provokes Saadia, Maimonides, Ibn Tibbon and Gersonides to reflect on why God allows suffering.

Posted on: 09 March 2014

Tamar Rudavsky joins Peter to talk about the two great medieval Jewish thinkers after Maimonides: Gersonides and Crescas.

Posted on: 02 March 2014

Ḥasdai Crescas shows Aristotelian physics who’s boss, by defending alternative conceptions of time, place and infinity.


Latest comments

LMGTFY Tom Roche Comments Page 9 hours 16 min ago
Ibn Ezra Tupelo Honey Comments Page 13 hours 3 min ago
Science in Islam Thomas 171 - Golden Ages: The Later Eastern Traditions 15 hours 16 min ago
I KNEW IT! Ken Comments Page 1 day 10 hours ago
Ascra ahoy longtime listener, first-time caller 3 - Created In Our Image: Xenophanes Against Greek Religion 1 day 22 hours ago
thank you muhammad riksal 127 - Peter E Pormann on Medicine in the Islamic World 2 days 5 hours ago
Existential comics Czas 69 - Beyond Belief: Pyrrho and Skepticism 2 days 13 hours ago
Ol' Johnny Gaddes, yeah I Ken See anyone you recognize? 2 days 16 hours ago
Phiosophy in this comic strip Ken Comments Page 3 days 7 hours ago
Vorsicht! Lord Taco 165 - Neither the Time Nor the Place: Hasdai Crescas 3 days 8 hours ago
small correction longtime listener, first-time caller 3 - Created In Our Image: Xenophanes Against Greek Religion 3 days 21 hours ago
3/4 of UK and North America have holes in their jars TD 20 - Virtue Meets its Match: Plato's Gorgias 1 week 1 day ago
Celsus the Platonist Theodore Janiszewski 92 - King of Animals: Porphyry 1 week 1 day ago
new to me Jeremy Comments Page 1 week 1 day ago
Plates disdain for the demos and the courts? TD 19 - Know Thyself: Two Unloved Platonic Dialogues 1 week 2 days ago
Plato's disdain for the court and demos in general at 290? TD 16 - Method Man: Plato's Socrates 1 week 2 days ago
Where did the non-believers go? Dorna Comments Page 1 week 2 days ago
Does truth always matter? Dorna Comments Page 1 week 3 days ago
I'm currently reading a TD 16 - Method Man: Plato's Socrates 1 week 4 days ago
... and the past Tom Roche Comments Page 1 week 4 days ago