HoP 270 - Render unto Caesar - Marsilius of Padua

January 29th, 2017

In his book Defender of the Peace, Marsilius of Padua develops new theories of representative government, rights, and ownership.


Democracy and the History of Philosophy

January 21st, 2017

Peter muses on recent political events in light of the history of philosophy.


HoP 269 - Our Power is Real - The Clash of Church and State

January 15th, 2017

Giles of Rome and Dante on the rival claims of the church and secular rulers.


HoP 268 - To Hell and Back - Dante Alighieri

January 1st, 2017

Italy’s greatest poet Dante Alighieri was also a philosopher, as we learn from his Convivio and of course the Divine Comedy.