History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Published by: Peter Adamson
343 Episodes | First Released: Oct 25 '10
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". www.historyofphilosophy.net
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Philisides
Dec 15 '19
Rating:   10
What a service

I’m a student of English literature, so of course philosophy is relevant to my study, but it can’t be my priority. This podcast is such an invaluable tool for me. I have been working my way through some ancient and medieval philosophy for a project I’m working on, and my reading was so much sharper and ... just better overall because I was guided by this podcast. So thank you, Peter. By sharing your expertise with us, you have done a staggering service for others, like me, who are invested in intellectual history.

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elio tiresias
Dec 3 '19
Rating:   10
Superb Overview

This podcast is exceptionally good - quite broad coverage, without being too technical. The suggestions for further reading on the website are a fantastic resource - this podcast has definitely widened my awareness of philosophical traditions outside the standard curriculum and expanded my understanding of the historical context of the figures I was already familiar with. Great series - happily recommend it to anyone with even a passing interest in philosophy!

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31 year old nerd
Nov 29 '19
Rating:   10
Long time fan

I’ve been listening to this podcast for over four years—definitely my favorite out there. Took me at least half of those years to catch up, but was absolutely worth it. Now I can casually drop names like ibn-tufail and Porphyry and quickly become the most popular person at the party, thanks Peter!

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Kate List
Nov 17 '19
Rating:   10
So thorough

I love the scope and depth of this podcast. Impressive that it also manages to be so engaging while covering often dense material.

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Ace000000
Sep 9 '19
Rating:   10
He’s amazing.

He’s amazing, no doubt about that. I can see not liking the topic, but I don’t think it could be done better.

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s.abr
Jun 11 '19
Rating:   10
Best philosophy podcast!

One of the greatest podcasts ever. The extent of the topics covered is unbelievable. Absolutely the best philosophy podcast.

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Holden King
May 10 '19
Rating:   10
Thanks!

I absolutely love this podcast. It’s an invaluable resource for those of us who are fascinated by philosophy but don’t have a lot of time. I would recommend it to anyone of petty much any age! Free public access to knowledge is probably the greatest achievement of the 21st century, and this podcast proves it! Thanks, Peter and team!

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ocpmm
May 2 '19
Rating:   10
Awesome podcast

Thank you for such a great learning experience. A journey through philosophy.

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Zanerock
Nov 17 '18
Rating:   10
Wow!

This is one impressive show. Like all the great narrative, "mass market" podcasts, it's accessible, but the the breadth and depth of detail is simple astounding. I listen to a lot of similar shows on all different histories, and this is my favorite. While the subject matter may seem less interesting to many, but I would bet that most people that like a good narrative history of England or Rome or whaatever would enjoy this just as much, if not more. The show is just so approachable and gives you so much information that's so easy to digest, it really is a treat. Instead of rich white men fighting to see who is the biggest jerk, you get to hear about (mostly) rich white men arguing about who's the smartest.

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Puppeteer107
Sep 19 '18
Rating:   10
A good listen even without a background philosophy

I admit it’s a little hard for me to follow without any background in philosophy or the classics. But Peter has my favorite podcasting voice and usually brings a couple of good one liners to each show. He sounds like the kind of guy you’d want to spend time with.

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doepenrose
Sep 2 '18
Rating:   10
Peter

What other podcasts can I listen to from the Dr. ? He’s excellent and I continue to learn. Thank you!

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FateTriarrii
Jun 16 '18
Rating:   10
Precisely What I expected

This is a very detailed overview of philosophy in close to a chronological order.This podcast goes through just about all of the ancient philosophers. There are some philosophers he doesn't dicuss in as much detail, but he typically spends multiple episodes on all of the major philosophical movements through each time period. If you've ever wondered what happened between aristotle and descartes, this is the podcast for you.Just don't actually expect a discussion of Descartes. At the rate this podcast is progressing, it will probably reach him some time in 2030.

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JTR ROUND ROCK
May 23 '18
Rating:   10
I’ll look for the book, Peter

Always did like the without the gaps shows looking forward to hearing Peter again.

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readmeray
May 17 '18
Rating:   10
First rate scholarship and production values

This series is truly staggering imho. Peter is a serious scholar. I am not personally aware of a more comprehensive series on the history of philosophy inna podcast form. As an an undergraduate philosophy major returning for a refresher 30 years hence much of this is familiar, but his treatment is fresh, and part of an intellectual framework that fills in many gaps in my exposure in an accessible way with a minimum of academic jargon. He also brings in guest scholars, all of whom are gifted in their own right if a bit more guilty of chasing into more esoteric areas of their disciplines. Highly recommended for fans of intellectual history and seeking a great grounding in a very easy to consume format.

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HexManiac
May 10 '18
Rating:   10
Always interesting

This podcast has sparked in me an unhealthy obsession with reading lesser known philosophers. Thank you!

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tuckjosh
Mar 18 '18
Rating:   8
Could be more accessible

It would be more helpful to connect the concepts to objects in an everyday way.

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