Peter muses on recent political events in light of the history of philosophy.
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Scott MacDonald joins Peter to discuss Thomas Aquinas' views on human knowledge.
Aquinas follows medieval legal thinkers in defining the conditions under which war may be justified, and proposes his famous doctrine of double effect.
Natural law and political legitimacy in thirteenth century thinkers up to and including Thomas Aquinas.
Natural and supernatural virtue and happiness in Thomas Aquinas and his teacher, Albert the Great.
Thomas Aquinas makes controversial claims concerning the unity of the soul and the empirical basis of human knowledge.
An introduction to Thomas Aquinas, his views on faith and reason, and his famous “five ways” of proving God’s existence.
Therese Cory tells Peter what Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas thought about self-awareness.
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.
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.
Was medieval logic "formal"? Peter finds out from Catarina Dutilh Novaes.
Robert Kilwardby is infamous for his ban on teaching certain philosophical ideas at Oxford, yet made contributions in logic and on the soul.
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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Bonaventure and Peter Olivi respond to critics of the Franciscan vow of poverty, in a debate which produced new ideas about economics and rights.
Medieval ideas about what animals do and do not have in common with humans, and how we should treat them.
Peter Olivi proposes that awareness occurs not through passively being affected by things, but by actively paying attention to them.
Bonaventure argues that human knowledge depends on an illumination from God.
Charles Burnett tells Peter about the role of magic in medieval intellectual life.