HoP 122 - Founded in Translation - From Greek to Syriac and Arabic

March 30th, 2013

Greek philosophy and science make their way into the Islamic world via Syriac and Arabic translations and interpretations.

HoP 121 - This is a Test - the Mutazilites

March 24th, 2013

A first look at the philosophical contributions of Islamic theology (kalām) and its political context, focusing on the Muʿtazilites Abū l-Hudhayl and al-Naẓẓām.

HoP 120 - The Straight Path - Philosophy in the Islamic World

March 16th, 2013

The rise of Islam creates a new context for philosophy not only among Muslims, but also Jews and Christians.


HoP 119 - John Marenbon on Boethius

March 10th, 2013

John Marenbon joins Peter to discuss Boethius' solution to the problem of divine foreknowledge.

HoP 118 - Fate, Hope and Clarity - Boethius

March 3rd, 2013

Boethius ushers in the medieval age with expert works on Aristotle, subtle treatises on theology, and the Consolation of Philosophy, written while he awaited execution.

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