Spreading the Word: History of Medieval Philosophy – Podcast on Aquinas

Recently I published a short post with my notes on the 13th-century philosopher's and Christian theologian's St Thomas Aquinas thoughts on the soul. I am continuing to research this influential and interesting thinker, and today I share with you a podcast on Aquinas, by the BBC programme In Our Time. Enjoy! Saint Thomas Aquinas by …

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Spreading the Word: History of Medieval Philosophy – Talk on Avicenna

Ibn Sina, or Avicenna as he is known by the Latinized version of his name, was an Islamic polymath and peripatetic philosopher (influenced by Aristotelian philosophy) widely recognized as one of the leading thinkers in the medieval period. His influence spread both in the Islamic world and in the Latin West. Here is a very …

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Spreading the Word: “Philosopher of the Arabs”

Considered the first philosopher in the Islamic tradition and the first to write philosophy in Arabic, 9th-century thinker al-Kindī held that philosophy can help solve Islamic theological dilemmas. Philosophy professor and a life-long researcher of al-Kindī's works, Peter Adamson has written a book on this pioneering Islamic thinker (my review of it is coming soon) …

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Spreading the Word: Baltic Crusades

Today, I share with you a podcast episode by the BBC4, which discusses ''the Baltic Crusades, the name given to a series of overlapping attempts to convert the pagans of North East Europe to Christianity at the point of the sword''. Since I am originally from this region, this is a special one to me. …

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Spreading the Word: Language Obsession

This Friday I share with you a sheer pleasure of a podcast - in it, Stephen Fry tells about his lifelong obsession with language. Dive right in and enjoy! Link to the podcast: Obsession with Language Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I've read …

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Spreading the Word: Power of Storytelling

This Friday I share with you another great podcast - about the power of storytelling. What more need I say? Relax and enjoy! Link to the podcast: The power of telling stories Photo by Sunsetoned from Pexels Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a …

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Spreading the Word: Emoji Communication

This Friday I share with you a fascinating podcast on the role of emojis in our modern-day communication. I absolutely enjoyed listening to it, not just because of the illuminating content but also because of all the times it made me laugh. Hopefully it will do the same for you. Also, in case you find …

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Spreading the Word: Henry David Thoreau

This Friday I share with you a podcast on the philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau. I am currently reading Thoreau's great work Walden, and thought it would be interesting to learn more about the man. The podcast is from BBC Radio 4 programme In Our Time. I highly recommend it. Enjoy! Link to the …

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Spreading the Word: Discussing Homer’s Iliad

This Friday I share with you a podcast episode where BBC's Melvyn Bragg talks about the epic poem Iliad with his guests, scholars and historians. It is both an informative and also highly enjoyable discussion. Expect emotions, knowledge, passion, good storytelling, and humour. After this, you are likely to want to read it yourself. Enjoy! …

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Spreading the Word: Collapse of Civilizations at the End of Bronze Age

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a podcast episode. It is a 1 hour long video where the channel author tells about one of the great mysteries of history: sudden collapse of entire civilizations and systems of the Eastern Mediterranean region in the late 13th/early 12th centuries BCE. It is the …

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