Sunday, 14 September 2014

The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcast is a great podcast if you like philosophy, but obviously is not so good if you like gaps.  The ambition is no mean one.  It covers the whole history of philosophy from its beginnings in Ancient Greece onwards leaving nothing out.

For such a heavy subject the style is light with heavy use of puns and references to the host's, Peter Adamson, partiality for giraffes and Buster Keaton.  It is geared towards the person who is interested in philosophy rather than the philosopher and assumes no prior knowledge.  Well worth adding to your list - but do start from the beginning.  It does make frequent references to earlier episodes so it isn't designed for dipping into.   But with those very very minor caveats - this is highly recommended.

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