HoP 265 - Time of the Signs - the Fourteenth Century

November 20th, 2016

An introduction to philosophy in the 14th century, focusing on two big ideas: nominalism and voluntarism.

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HoP 264 - Giorgio Pini on Scotus on Knowledge

November 6th, 2016

Peter hears about Duns Scotus' epistemology from expert Giorgio Pini.

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HoP 263 - One in a Million - Scotus on Universals and Individuals

October 23rd, 2016

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

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HoP 262 - On Command - Scotus on Ethics

October 9th, 2016

Scotus argues that morality is a matter of freely choosing to follow God’s freely issued commands.

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HoP 261 - To Will or Not to Will - Scotus on Freedom

September 25th, 2016

Scotus develops a novel theory of free will and, along the way, rethinks the notions of necessity and possibility.

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HoP 260 - Once and for All - Scotus on Being

September 11th, 2016

Duns Scotus attacks the proposal of Aquinas and Henry of Ghent that being is subject to analogy.

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Summer Reading

August 6th, 2016

How to fill the month of August while the podcast is on summer break. Buy the book versions of the podcast at Oxford University Press.

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HoP 259 - Richard Cross on Philosophy and the Trinity

July 31st, 2016

Medieval discussions of the Trinity charted new metaphysical territory, as we see in this interview with Richard Cross.

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HoP 258 - Here Comes the Son - The Trinity and the Eucharist

July 17th, 2016

Philosophy is pushed to its limits to provide rational explanations of two Christian theological doctrines.

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HoP 257 - Martin Pickave on Henry of Ghent and Freedom

July 3rd, 2016

An interview with Martin Pickavé on voluntarism in Henry of Ghent.

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HoP 256 - Frequently Asked Questions - Henry of Ghent

June 19th, 2016

Henry of Ghent, now little known but a leading scholastic in the late 13th century, makes influential proposals on all the debates of his time.

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HoP 255 - Andreas Speer on Medieval Aesthetics

June 5th, 2016

Does medieval art tell us anything about medieval theories of aesthetics? Peter finds out from Andreas Speer.

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HoP 254 - Love, Reign Over Me - The Romance of the Rose

May 22nd, 2016

Sex, reason, and religion in Jean de Meun’s completion of an allegory of courtly love, the Roman de la Rose.

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HoP 253 - Let Me Count the Ways - Speculative Grammar

May 8th, 2016

The “modistae” explore the links between language, the mind, and reality.

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HoP 252 - Neverending Story - the Eternity of the World

April 24th, 2016

Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the so-called “Latin Averroists” take up the question of whether the universe has always existed, and settle once and for all which comes first, the chicken or the egg.

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HoP 251 - Masters of the University - “Latin Averroism”

April 10th, 2016

Did Siger of Brabant and Boethius of Dacia, who have been called “Latin Averroists” and “radical Aristotelians,” really embrace a doctrine of “double truth”?

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HoP 250 - Q&A

March 27th, 2016

Peter answers listener questions on the nature of philosophy and the podcast series.

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HoP 249 - Paris When it Sizzles - the Condemnations

March 13th, 2016

Two rounds of condemnations at Paris declare certain philosophical teachings as heretical. But what were the long term effects?

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HoP 248 - Scott MacDonald on Aquinas

February 28th, 2016

Scott MacDonald joins Peter to discuss Thomas Aquinas' views on human knowledge.

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HoP 247 - Onward, Christian Soldiers - Just War Theory

February 14th, 2016

Aquinas follows medieval legal thinkers in defining the conditions under which war may be justified, and proposes his famous doctrine of double effect.

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