HAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy

July 8, 2018

Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast.


HAP 07 - Richard Parkinson on Egyptian Poetry

June 24, 2018

Egyptioogist Richard Parkinson joins us to talk about the context and meaning of the Eloquent Peasant and other literary works of ancient Egypt.


HAP 06 - Heated Exchanges - Philosophy in Egyptian Narratives and Dialogues

June 10, 2018

Demands for ma’at (justice or truth) and a confrontation with the soul, in the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant and Dispute Between a Man and his Ba.


HAP 05 - Father Knows Best - Moral and Political Philosophy in the Instructions

May 27, 2018

Ethical reflection in ancient Egyptian grave inscriptions and in works of instruction, such as the Maxims of Ptahhotep and the Instructions named for Amenemope, Ani, and Merikare.


HAP 04 - Pyramid Schemes - Philosophy in Ancient Egypt

May 13, 2018

Ancient Egyptian figures and writings including the Pyramid Texts, Imhotep, and the "first monotheist" Akhenaten reflect on the nature of things and questions of morality.


HAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia

April 29, 2018

Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?


HAP 02 - It’s Only Human - Philosophy in Prehistoric Africa

April 15, 2018

Might philosophy be as old as humankind as we know it? We investigate the implications of findings concerning the origins of humankind in Africa.


HAP 01 - Something Old, Something New - Introducing Africana Philosophy

April 1, 2018

Chike Jeffers and Peter Adamson kick off the new series by explaining the scope and meaning of "Africana philosophy".


HPI 62 - Kit Patrick on Philosophy and Indian History

March 18, 2018

The host of the History of India podcast joins us for the final episode on India. Coming next: Africana philosophy!


HPI 61 - What Happened Next - Indian Philosophy After Dignaga

March 4, 2018

A whirlwind tour of developments in Indian philosophy after Dignāga and a few words about the contemporary relevance of the tradition.