216. One of a Kind: Gilbert of Poitiers on Individuation

Posted on 22 March 2015

Gilbert of Poitiers proposes a unique way to explain how each individual is the individual it is.

263. One in a Million: Scotus on Universals and Individuals

Posted on 23 October 2016

Scotus explains how things can share a nature in common while being unique individuals.

36. Fine Grained Analysis: Kaṇāda’s Vaiśeṣika-sūtra

Posted on 19 February 2017

The Vaiśeṣika school offers a metaphysical analysis of the world and an atomistic physics.

272. A Close Shave: Ockham’s Nominalism

Posted on 26 February 2017

Ockham trims away the unnecessary entities posited by other scholastics with his famous Razor principle.

289. A Wing and a Prayer: Angels in Medieval Philosophy

Posted on 19 November 2017

Be surprised by how many philosophical problems arise in connection with angels (how many can dance on the head of a pin is not one of them).

297. The Prague Spring: Scholasticism Across Europe

Posted on 11 March 2018

New ideas and and new universities in Italy and greater Germany including Vienna and Prague, where Jan Hus carries on the radical ideas of Wyclif.

299. Robert Pasnau on Substance in Scholasticism

Posted on 8 April 2018

Bob Pasnau joins Peter to discuss ideas about substance from Aquinas down to the time of Locke, Leibniz and Descartes.

387. Helen Hattab on Protestant Philosophy

Posted on 2 January 2022

An interview with Helen Hattab on the scope and impact of scholastic philosophy among Protestants.