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The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of Western philosophy, "without any gaps." Beginning with the earliest ancient thinkers, the series will look at the ideas and lives of the major philosophers (eventually covering in detail such giants as PlatoAristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.

Links below are the latest Podcasts available from the website.

iTunes U

General Philosophy
Oxford University

A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in 2009.

Now Playing on iTunes-Podcasts

The following resources are a mix of scholarly and popular podcasts dedicated to the topic of philosophy. The podcasts can be listened to online or downloaded to your iTunes account just follow the links below for more information.

Elucidations
University of Chicago, Department of Philosophy

A monthly philosophy podcast from the University of Chicago. Elucidations takes the Department of Philosophy Faculty out of the classroom and onto the web. Two graduate students (Matt Teichman and Mark Hopwood) talk to professors about their latest work, covering a range of topics from the theoretical to the practical, including perception, moral motivation, and sexual orientation.

Philosophy Bites
David Edmonds (Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (Open University)

David and Nigel interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. A book based on the series has recently been published by Oxford University Press.

History of Philosophy
Peter Adamson (King's College London)

Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of Western philosophy, without any gaps.

Philosophy: The Classics
Nigel Warburton

Author Nigel Warburton reads from his book Philosophy: The Classics which is an introduction to 27 key works in the history of Philosophy.

Rationally Speaking:Exploring the Borderlands Between Reason & Nonsense
Massimo Pigliucci and Julia Galef

Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join hosts Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at CUNY, and Julia Galef, NY-based writer and public speaker, as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor!

Microphilosophy
Julian Baggini

Small thoughts about big things; big thoughts about small things; expansive ideas in few words;  seeds of thought, scattered to either take root or not. Welcome the home for a variety of microphilosophical projects by the writer Julian Baggini.

The Partially Examined Life
Mark Linsenmayer

The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy.

The Philosophy Podcast
LearnOutLoud

A periodic showcase of the world's greatest philosophy, from thinkers such as Plato, Descarte, Nietzsche, and more.

Helpful Books

Critical Reasoning and Philosophy: A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works
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Holowchak, Mark. Critical Reasoning and Philosophy: A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004.

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Philosophical Writing: An Introduction
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Martinich, Aloysius. Philosophical Writing: An Introduction. Cambridge, Mass: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.

Evans 6th Floor: B52.7 .M37 1996

 

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Writing Philosophy Papers
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Seech, Zachary. Writing Philosophy Papers. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2009.

Evans 6th Floor: B52.7 .S44 2009

 

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Writing Philosophy: A Guide to Professional Writing and Publishing
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Watson, Richard A. Writing Philosophy: A Guide to Professional Writing and Publishing. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992. 

Evans 6th Floor: B52.7 .W37 1992

 

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Doing Philosophy: A Guide to the Writing of Philosophy Papers
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Feinberg, Joel. Doing Philosophy: A Guide to the Writing of Philosophy Papers. Australia: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2008. 

Evans 6th Floor: B52.7 .F45 2008

 

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Writing to Learn: An Introduction to Writing Philosophical Essays
Edwards, Anne M. Writing to Learn: An Introduction to Writing Philosophical Essays. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2000. 

Evans 6th Floor: B52.7 .E38 2000