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Rule 11 for history of philosophy: think critically

Rule 11: Think critically

Rule 10 for history of philosophy: silence is not louder than words

Rule 10: Silence is not louder than words

What to expect when you're expecting medieval philosophy

Here is a tentative list of episodes (not counting interviews) for the upcoming series on early medieval philosophy. These will only take the story up to the 12th century or so, prior to the rise of the universities (so don't panic that, say, Aquinas or Scotus aren't on the list, they come later). Comments welcome!

These will kick off starting with episode 196; something special is planned for episode 200!


Interesting (critical) reflection on my rules thus far

Eric Schliesser has just posted this interesting reflection on my recent blog posts regarding methodology. More discussion welcome! Once I've digested it I will add some thoughts below.

Rule 9 for history of philosophy: learn the terminology

Rule 9: Learn the terminology

Rule 8 for history of philosophy: read the whole text

Rule 8: Read the whole text

Rule 7 for history of philosophy: ask yourself why they care

Rule 7: Ask yourself why they care

Rule 6 for history of philosophy: learn some dates

Rule 6: Learn some dates

Rule 5 for history of philosophy: take "minor" figures seriously

Rule 5: Take "minor" figures seriously

Rule 4 for history of philosophy: respect the context

Rule 4: Respect the context