• 17 February 2011
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    Just to note that today I appeared on "In Our Time", the BBC Radio 4 program hosted by Melvyn Bragg, to talk about the great medieval Jewish philosopher and jurist Maimonides:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yjqz3

    It's a good opportunity to hear what I sound like without the benefit of a script or an editor taking out the mistakes. The two other guests are John Haldane and Sarah Stroumsa.

  • 10 February 2011
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    March 8, at the Institute of Philosophy here in London, talks on Leibniz and Hobbes. Featuring my colleague from King's, Maria Rosa Antognazza. For the program go to:

    http://www.philosophy.sas.ac.uk/?q=events-workshops

  • 7 February 2011
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    I thought I would use this blog to announce and discuss history of philosophy events in London (or if anyone else wants to use this website to make similar announcements, go for it). Today my friend and colleague Frisbee gave a talk at the Aristotelian Society on the Phaedrus, arguing that this dialogue by Plato provides what some people find missing in Plato: an account of interpersonal friendship (philia). I'll actually be interviewing her about Plato's erotic dialogues later in the series, probably episode 32 (I plan to do 16 episodes on Plato total, believe it or not).

  • 26 January 2011
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    Before I get going with proper blog posts, I'd like to thank numerous people for their help with this project. Firstly Julian Rimmer, for offering to design this website, for doing such a good job with it, and for helping me come to grips with it!

    Secondly, my production assistant Rory O'Connell -- it's thanks to him that the podcast sounds as good as it does and that you don't hear me frequently stumbling over my words (he edits the stumbles out).

  • 16 January 2011
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    Hello and thank you for visiting the website and, indeed, blog of the History of Philosophy podcast! Along with our Facebook page this website will provide you with a chance to have your say about the History of Philosophy. As I mention in the episodes on Plato, there is good reason for thinking that philosophy is done in dialogue and not in monologue.

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Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.

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