HoP 256 - Frequently Asked Questions - Henry of Ghent

June 19th, 2016

Henry of Ghent, now little known but a leading scholastic in the late 13th century, makes influential proposals on all the debates of his time.

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HoP 255 - Andreas Speer on Medieval Aesthetics

June 5th, 2016

Does medieval art tell us anything about medieval theories of aesthetics? Peter finds out from Andreas Speer.

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HoP 254 - Love, Reign Over Me - The Romance of the Rose

May 22nd, 2016

Sex, reason, and religion in Jean de Meun’s completion of an allegory of courtly love, the Roman de la Rose.

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HoP 253 - Let Me Count the Ways - Speculative Grammar

May 8th, 2016

The “modistae” explore the links between language, the mind, and reality.

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HoP 252 - Neverending Story - the Eternity of the World

April 24th, 2016

Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the so-called “Latin Averroists” take up the question of whether the universe has always existed, and settle once and for all which comes first, the chicken or the egg.

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HoP 251 - Masters of the University - “Latin Averroism”

April 10th, 2016

Did Siger of Brabant and Boethius of Dacia, who have been called “Latin Averroists” and “radical Aristotelians,” really embrace a doctrine of “double truth”?

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HoP 250 - Q&A

March 27th, 2016

Peter answers listener questions on the nature of philosophy and the podcast series.

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HoP 249 - Paris When it Sizzles - the Condemnations

March 13th, 2016

Two rounds of condemnations at Paris declare certain philosophical teachings as heretical. But what were the long term effects?

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HoP 248 - Scott MacDonald on Aquinas

February 28th, 2016

Scott MacDonald joins Peter to discuss Thomas Aquinas' views on human knowledge.

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HoP 247 - Onward, Christian Soldiers - Just War Theory

February 14th, 2016

Aquinas follows medieval legal thinkers in defining the conditions under which war may be justified, and proposes his famous doctrine of double effect.

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HoP 246 - What Pleases the Prince - The Rule of Law

January 31st, 2016

Natural law and political legitimacy in thirteenth century thinkers up to and including Thomas Aquinas.

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HoP 245 - What Comes Naturally - Ethics in Albert and Aquinas

January 17th, 2016

Natural and supernatural virtue and happiness in Thomas Aquinas and his teacher, Albert the Great.

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HoP 244 - Everybody Needs Some Body - Aquinas on Soul and Knowledge

January 3rd, 2016

Thomas Aquinas makes controversial claims concerning the unity of the soul and the empirical basis of human knowledge.

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HoP 243 - The Ox Heard Round the World - Thomas Aquinas

December 20th, 2015

An introduction to Thomas Aquinas, his views on faith and reason, and his famous “five ways” of proving God’s existence.

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HoP 242 - Therese Cory on Self-Awareness in Albert and Aquinas

December 6th, 2015

Therese Cory tells Peter what Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas thought about self-awareness.

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HoP 241 - The Shadow Knows - Albert the Great’s Metaphysics

November 22nd, 2015

Albert the Great’s theory of being and his attempt to explain what changes in the human mind when we come to see God in the afterlife.

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HoP 240 - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral - Albert the Great’s Natural Philosophy

November 8th, 2015

Albert the Great earns his nickname “universal doctor” by devoting himself to the whole of nature, from geology and botany to the study of human nature.

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HoP 239 - Catarina Dutilh Novaes on Medieval Logic

October 25th, 2015

Was medieval logic "formal"? Peter finds out from Catarina Dutilh Novaes.

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HoP 238 - Binding Arbitration - Robert Kilwardby

October 11th, 2015

Robert Kilwardby is infamous for his ban on teaching certain philosophical ideas at Oxford, yet made contributions in logic and on the soul.

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HoP 237 - Begin the Beguine - Hadewijch and Mechthild of Magdeburg

September 27th, 2015

Two Beguine authors, Hadewijch and Mechthild of Magdeburg, deploy the tropes of courtly love in vernacular writings about their mystical experiences.

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