HoP 139 - By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Avicenna on Existence

July 28th, 2013

Avicenna revolutionizes metaphysics with groundbreaking ideas about necessity and contingency, and his new distinction between essence and existence.

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HoP 138 - The Self-Made Man - Avicenna’s Life and Works

July 21st, 2013

Despite a tumultuous life, Avicenna manages to become the most influential of all medieval philosophers.

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HoP 137 - God Willing – the Asharites

July 14th, 2013

Al-Ash‘arī puts his stamp on the future of Islamic theology by emphasizing God’s untrammeled power and freedom.

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HoP 136 - Farhad Daftary on the Ismailis

July 7th, 2013

Peter is joined by Farhad Daftary, a leading expert on the Shiite group known as the Ismā'īlīs.

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