HoP 156 - Sarah Pessin on Jewish Neoplatonism

December 29th, 2013

Peter chats with Sarah Pessin about the Neoplatonism of Jewish philosophers such as Isaac Israeli, Ibn Gabirol, and Maimonides.

HoP 155 - Matter over Mind - Ibn Gabirol

December 22nd, 2013

Neoplatonism returns in Ibn Gabriol, who controversially holds that everything apart from God has both matter and form.

HoP 154 - The Philosophy of History - Ibn Khaldun

December 15th, 2013

The historian Ibn Khaldūn applies the methods of philosophy to understand the rise and fall of political regimes.

HoP 153 - A Matter of Taste – Ibn Arabi and Mysticism

December 8th, 2013

Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam, collides with philosophy in the work of Ibn ʿArabī.

HoP 152 - Richard Taylor on Averroes

December 1st, 2013

Averroes scholar Richard C. Taylor joins Peter to talk about Averroes' views on the relation between Islam and philosophy.