Earlier today, I posted a link to an exceptional, accessible podcast introduction to the philosophies of the ancient cynics. The whole series that that podcast comes from is a marvelous idea and the few I’ve listened to are just great. It’s called “The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps” and it’s a must listen, basically a free, amazingly thorough course in ancient philosophy so far. Here is a description of the series, which has been produced for 11 months now:
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 Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.
Below the fold are links to all 55 podcasts produced so far, covering everything from Thales through Epicurus. On the off chance that you don’t have 17 hours to listen to all the podcasts today, bookmark this page linking to all the episodes .