HoP 135 - Undercover Brothers – Philosophy in the Buyid Age

June 30th, 2013

Miskawayh, al-‘Amiri, al-Tawhidi, the Brethren of Purity and Ismaili missionaries bring together philosophy with Persian culture, literature and Islam.

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HoP 134 - Balancing Acts - Arabic Ethical Literature

June 23rd, 2013

Drawing on Galen and Aristotle, philosophers from al-Kindi to Miskawayh compose ethical works designed us to achieve health in soul, as well as body.

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HoP 133 - Strings Attached - Music and Philosophy

June 16th, 2013

Peter turns DJ, with some actual music interspersed with discussion about theories of music in Arabic philosophical texts.

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HoP 132 - Eye of the Beholder - Theories of Vision

June 9th, 2013

Ibn al-Haytham draws on the tradition of geometrical optics to explain the mystery of human eyesight.

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HoP 131 - Deborah Black on al-Farabi’s Epistemology

June 2nd, 2013

Deborah Black joins Peter to talk about al-Farabi's innovations concerning knowledge and certainty.

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