HoP 292 - Say it With Poetry - Chaucer and Langland

December 31st, 2017

Philosophical themes in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” and “Troilus and Criseyde,” as well as Langland’s “Piers Plowman.”


HoP 287 - Down to the Ground - Meister Eckhart

October 22nd, 2017

The scholastic and mystic Meister Eckhart sets out his daring speculations about God and humankind in both Latin and German.


HoP 282 - Portrait of the Artist - John Buridan

July 16th, 2017

The hipster’s choice for favorite scholastic, John Buridan, sets out a nominalist theory of knowledge and language, and explains the workings of free will.


HoP 276 - Back to the Future - Foreknowledge and Predestination

April 23rd, 2017

Scotus, Ockham, and Bradwardine ask how we can be free if God knows and chooses the things we will do in the future.


HoP 271 - Do As You’re Told - Ockham on Ethics and Political Philosophy

February 12th, 2017

William of Ockham on freedom of action and freedom of thought.


HoP 266 - Tom Pink on the Will

December 4th, 2016

A conversation with Tom Pink about medieval theories of freedom and action.


HoP 262 - On Command - Scotus on Ethics

October 9th, 2016

Scotus argues that morality is a matter of freely choosing to follow God’s freely issued commands.


HoP 261 - To Will or Not to Will - Scotus on Freedom

September 25th, 2016

Scotus develops a novel theory of free will and, along the way, rethinks the notions of necessity and possibility.


HoP 257 - Martin Pickave on Henry of Ghent and Freedom

July 3rd, 2016

An interview with Martin Pickavé on voluntarism in Henry of Ghent.