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Podcast Profile: History of Philosophy: India, Africana, China

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214 episodes
2015 to 2024
Median: 24 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri, Chike Jeffers, and Karyn Lai to represent the philosophical traditions of ancient India, Africa and the African diaspora, and classical China. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Ancient Indian philosophy • Africana philosophy • Classical Chinese philosophy • Confucianism and ethics • Marxism and black radical thought • Critical race theory • Africana literature and feminism • Jamaican and Caribbean thought

This podcast offers an extensive exploration of the philosophical traditions from ancient India, Africa, and the African diaspora, as well as classical China. The episodes are diverse, providing insights into various historical and contemporary philosophical figures, movements, and concepts from these regions.

Listeners will find substantial content on Confucianism, beginning with basic introductions to Confucius (Kongzi) and his essential texts, such as the Analects. Discussions extend to Confucian role ethics, emphasizing family values, and how these teachings are integrated into everyday life through principles like "benevolence" (ren) and "propriety" (li). There's also a significant focus on broader classical Chinese philosophy, including engagements with Daoism and Legalism, particularly in response to the dynamic and ever-changing nature of the world, a concept central to the "Yi Jing" (I Ching). Interviews with notable scholars reveal how newly discovered texts are reshaping our understanding of Warring States period philosophy.

The podcast also covers themes from Africana philosophy, spanning both African and Caribbean thinkers and their contributions to 20th-century and contemporary philosophy. Topics include the rise of professional Africana philosophy, critical race theory, black feminism, and the philosophies of influential individuals such as Cornel West, Sylvia Wynter, and Cedric J. Robinson. It delves into the intersection of philosophy with literature, music, and political movements, reflecting on figures like Angela Davis, Huey P. Newton, and Nelson Mandela. Moreover, it explores how African traditions have influenced global cultural phenomena, such as reggae and Afrofuturism, and critiques concepts like neocolonialism, socialism, and Pan-Africanism by examining the struggles and triumphs in the quest for racial justice and self-identity.

Overall, this podcast acts as a rich source of education on philosophical ideas and traditions across different cultures and historical contexts, offering a deep dive into how these ideas have evolved and intersected with social and political movements.


Episodes:
HPC 09. Family Values: Confucian Role Ethics
2024-Jun-30
25 minutes
HPC 08. Confucius Says: Reading the Analects
2024-Jun-16
25 minutes
HPC 07. Uncrowned King: Kongzi (Confucius) and the Analects
2024-Jun-02
24 minutes
HPC 06. Franklin Perkins on Excavated Texts
2024-May-19
35 minutes
HPC 05. Going Paperless: Ancient Chinese Texts
2024-May-05
17 minutes
HPC 04. Open Season: the Historical Context
2024-Apr-21
24 minutes
HPC 03. Karyn Lai on Classical Chinese Philosophy
2024-Apr-07
36 minutes
HPC 02. The Only Constant: Change and the "Yi Jing"
2024-Mar-24
26 minutes
HPC 01. Journey of a Thousand Li: Introduction to Chinese Philosophy
2024-Mar-10
20 minutes
HAP 142 - Final Chat with Chike Jeffers
2024-Feb-25
51 minutes
HAP 141 - Job Openings - the Rise of Africana Professional Philosophy
2024-Feb-11
38 minutes
HAP 140 - Cornel West on Himself
2024-Jan-28
46 minutes
HAP 139 - A Love Supreme - Cornel West
2024-Jan-15
33 minutes
HAP 138 - Taking it Out of Neutral - Critical Race Theory
2023-Dec-31
27 minutes
HAP 137 - Asante Sana - Molefi Asante’s Afrocentricity
2023-Dec-17
37 minutes
HAP 136 - Civilization Reclaimed - African-Centered Thought
2023-Dec-11
34 minutes
HAP 135 - Mastering Ceremonies - Sylvia Wynter
2023-Nov-19
28 minutes
HAP 134 - The Marx Brothers - Cedric J. Robinson
2023-Nov-05
23 minutes
HAP 133 - John Drabinski on Edouard Glissant
2023-Oct-22
41 minutes
HAP 132 - French Creolizing - Edouard Glissant and the Creolité Movement
2023-Oct-16
33 minutes
HAP 131 - Mixed Messages - Black British Cultural Studies
2023-Sep-24
33 minutes
HAP 130 - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o on... Himself!
2023-Sep-10
36 minutes
HAP 129 - Afrophone Home - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
2023-Aug-05
42 minutes
HAP 128 - Marginal Comments - bell hooks and Patricia Hill Collins
2023-Jul-16
19 minutes
HAP 127 - Knowing the Difference - Audre Lorde
2023-Jul-03
37 minutes
HAP 126 - Fugitive for Justice - Angela Davis
2023-Jun-18
22 minutes
HAP 125 - Phenomenal Woman - The Black Women’s Literary Renaissance
2023-Jun-05
36 minutes
HAP 124 - Double Jeopardy - Black Feminism
2023-May-21
25 minutes
HAP 123 - History Teaches Us - Walter Rodney
2023-Apr-30
33 minutes
HAP 122 - A More Human Face - Steve Biko
2023-Apr-16
17 minutes
HAP 121 - No Agreement - Fela Kuti and Wole Soyinka
2023-Apr-02
34 minutes
HAP 120 - Redemption Songs - Reggae and Rastafari
2023-Mar-19
25 minutes
HAP 119 - The Space Race - Afrofuturism
2023-Mar-05
22 minutes
HAP 118 - African Survivals - Abdias do Nascimento
2023-Feb-19
31 minutes
HAP 117 - Spear of the Nation - Nelson Mandela and the ANC
2023-Feb-05
28 minutes
HAP 116 - Olufemi Taiwo and Olufemi Taiwo on Cabral
2023-Jan-22
29 minutes
HAP 115 - Weapon of Choice - Amílcar Cabral
2023-Jan-08
21 minutes
HAP 114 - Teacher Taught Me - Julius Nyerere
2022-Dec-25
23 minutes
HAP 113 - A Fighting God - Black Theology
2022-Dec-11
30 minutes
HAP 112 - Poems That Kill - the Black Arts Movement
2022-Nov-27
25 minutes
HAP 111 - A Kwanzaa Story - Maulana Karenga
2022-Nov-13
32 minutes
HAP 110 - Politics with Bloodshed - the Black Panthers
2022-Oct-30
25 minutes
HAP 109 - Say It Loud - Black Power
2022-Oct-16
21 minutes
HAP 108 - Or Does It Explode? - Lorraine Hansberry
2022-Oct-02
28 minutes
HAP 107 - Lewis Gordon on Frantz Fanon
2022-Sep-18
41 minutes
HAP 106 - Combat Literature - Franz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth
2022-Sep-04
23 minutes
HAP 105 - Meeting the Gaze - Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks
2022-Jul-24
34 minutes
HAP 104 - In Unity Lies Strength - Kwame Nkrumah
2022-Jul-10
19 minutes
HAP 103 - A Federal Case - Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo
2022-Jun-26
28 minutes
HAP 102 - From Cuba with Love - Juan Rene Betancourt
2022-Jun-12
27 minutes
HAP 101 - Crossing Paths - the Last Years of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr
2022-May-29
29 minutes
HAP 100 - Chike Jeffers on the Early Twentieth Century
2022-May-15
49 minutes
HAP 99 - American Nightmare - Malcolm X
2022-May-01
24 minutes
HAP 98 - Meena Krishnamurthy on Martin Luther King Jr
2022-Apr-17
35 minutes
HAP 97 - American Dream - Martin Luther King Jr.
2022-Apr-03
25 minutes
HAP 96 - A Lover’s War - James Baldwin
2022-Mar-20
20 minutes
HAP 95 - Black and Blue - Ralph Ellison
2022-Mar-06
26 minutes
HAP 94 - How Did You Happen? - Richard Wright
2022-Feb-20
28 minutes
HAP 93 - Carole Boyce Davies on Claudia Jones
2022-Feb-06
31 minutes
HAP 92 - Half the World - Claudia Jones
2022-Jan-23
24 minutes
HAP 91 - Massa Day Done - Oliver Cox and Eric Williams
2022-Jan-09
28 minutes
HAP 90 - Move Fast and Break Things - C.L.R. James
2021-Dec-26
21 minutes
HAP 89 - Separate but Unequal - E. Franklin Frazier
2021-Dec-12
19 minutes
HAP 88 - The Surreal Deal - Aimé and Suzanne Césaire
2021-Nov-28
32 minutes
HAP 87 - Call It Intuition - Leopold Senghor
2021-Nov-14
28 minutes
HAP 86 - French Connection - The Negritude Movement
2021-Oct-31
26 minutes
HAP 85 - Liam Kofi Bright on Du Bois‘ Philosophy of Science
2021-Oct-17
34 minutes
HAP 84 - Live Long and Protest - W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920-1963
2021-Oct-03
28 minutes
HAP 83 - Songs of the People - Paul Robeson and the Negro Spiritual
2021-Sep-19
22 minutes
HAP 82 - The Florida Project - Zora Neale Hurston
2021-Sep-05
20 minutes
HAP 81 - Making History - Carter G. Woodson
2021-Jul-25
20 minutes
HAP 80 - Scholarly Contributions - African American Professional Philosophers
2021-Jul-11
26 minutes
HAP 79 - Leonard Harris on Alain Locke
2021-Jun-27
26 minutes
HAP 78 - Freedom Through Art - Alain Locke
2021-Jun-13
25 minutes
HAP 77 - A Race Capital - The Harlem Renaissance
2021-May-30
26 minutes
HAP 76 - Michael Dawson on Garvey and Black Nationalism
2021-May-16
28 minutes
HAP 75 - Now I Have a Rival - The Two Amy Garveys
2021-May-02
21 minutes
HAP 74 - Black Star - Marcus Garvey
2021-Apr-18
29 minutes
HAP 73 - Vanessa Wills on Africana Marxism
2021-Apr-04
35 minutes
HAP 72 - In A Class of Their Own - Early African American Socialism
2021-Mar-21
21 minutes
HAP 71 - In Blyden’s Wake - West African Intellectuals of the Early Twentieth Century
2021-Mar-07
24 minutes
HAP 70 - Tommy Curry on the Early 20th Century
2021-Feb-21
33 minutes
HAP 69 - The Best We Have - The American Negro Academy
2021-Feb-07
26 minutes
HAP 68 - The Problem of the Color Line - Introducing the Twentieth Century
2021-Jan-24
26 minutes
HAP 67 - Chike Jeffers on Slavery and Diasporic Philosophy
2021-Jan-10
50 minutes
HAP 66 - Lifting the Veil - Introducing W.E.B. Du Bois
2020-Dec-27
27 minutes
HAP 65 - Separate Fingers, One Hand - Booker T. Washington
2020-Dec-13
23 minutes
HAP 64 - God is a Negro - Henry McNeal Turner
2020-Nov-29
22 minutes
HAP 63 - Brittney Cooper on Black Women Activists
2020-Nov-15
30 minutes
HAP 62 - American Barbarism - Ida B. Wells
2020-Nov-01
20 minutes
HAP 61 - When and Where I Enter - Anna Julia Cooper
2020-Oct-18
22 minutes
HAP 60 - Though Late, It Is Liberty- Abolitionism in Brazil
2020-Oct-04
22 minutes
HAP 59 - Frowning at Froudacious Fabrications - J.J. Thomas and F.A. Durham
2020-Sep-20
25 minutes
HAP 58 - A Common Circle - Anténor Firmin
2020-Sep-06
23 minutes
HAP 57 - Race First, Then Party - T. Thomas Fortune
2020-Jul-19
21 minutes
HAP 56 - African Personality - Edward Blyden
2020-Jul-05
26 minutes
HAP 55 - Planting the Seeds - James Africanus Beale Horton
2020-Jun-21
21 minutes
HAP 54 - Wilson Moses on the Roots of Black Nationalism
2020-Jun-07
24 minutes
HAP 53 - Pilgrim’s Progress - Alexander Crummell
2020-May-24
23 minutes
HAP 52 - Great White North - Emigration to Canada
2020-May-10
25 minutes
HAP 51 - I Read Men and Nations - Sojourner Truth and Frances Harper
2020-Apr-26
25 minutes
HAP 50 - Nation Within a Nation - Martin Delany
2020-Apr-12
23 minutes
HAP 49 - Let Your Motto Be Resistance - Henry Highland Garnet
2020-Mar-29
25 minutes
HAP 48 - Happy Holidays - Two Speeches by Frederick Douglass
2020-Mar-15
23 minutes
HAP 47 - Written by Himself - the Life of Frederick Douglass
2020-Mar-01
23 minutes
HAP 46 - Melvin Rogers on 19th Century Political Thought
2020-Feb-16
30 minutes
HAP 45 - Unnatural Causes - Hosea Easton’s Treatise
2020-Feb-02
31 minutes
HAP 44 - Religion and Pure Principles - Maria W. Stewart
2020-Jan-19
22 minutes
HAP 43 - Kill or Be Killed - David Walker’s Appeal
2020-Jan-05
25 minutes
HAP 42 - James Sidbury on African Identity
2019-Dec-22
32 minutes
HAP 41 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Colonization Controversy
2019-Dec-08
22 minutes
HAP 40 - American Africans - Early Black Institutions in the US
2019-Nov-24
21 minutes
HAP 39 - Doris Garraway on the Haitian Revolution
2019-Nov-10
32 minutes
HAP 38 - My Haitian Pen - Baron de Vastey
2019-Oct-27
24 minutes
HAP 37 - Liberty, Equality, Humanity - The Haitian Revolution
2019-Oct-13
22 minutes
HAP 36 - Sons of Africa - Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano
2019-Sep-29
30 minutes
HAP 35 - Letters from the Heart - Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker
2019-Sep-15
28 minutes
HAP 34 - New England Patriot - Lemuel Haynes
2019-Sep-01
26 minutes
HAP 33 - Young, Gifted, and Black - Phillis Wheatley
2019-Jul-21
22 minutes
HAP 32 - Talking Book - Early Africana Writing in English
2019-Jul-07
25 minutes
HAP 31 - Justin Smith on Amo and Race in Early Modern Philosophy
2019-Jun-23
40 minutes
HAP 30 - Dualist Personality - Anton Wilhelm Amo
2019-Jun-09
26 minutes
HAP 29 - Out of Africa - Slavery and the Diaspora
2019-May-26
28 minutes
HAP 28 - Chike Jeffers on Precolonial African Philosophy
2019-May-12
44 minutes
HAP 27 - Beyond the Reaction - The Continuing Relevance of Precolonial Traditions
2019-Apr-28
26 minutes
HAP 26 - Kai Kresse on the Anthropology of Philosophy
2019-Apr-14
31 minutes
HAP 25 - Wise Guys - Sage Philosophy
2019-Mar-31
20 minutes
HAP 24 - Professionally Speaking - The Reaction Against Ethnophilosophy
2019-Mar-17
27 minutes
HAP 23 - Nkiru Nzegwu on Gender in African Tradition
2019-Mar-03
38 minutes
HAP 22 - Women Have no Tribe - Gender in African Tradition
2019-Feb-17
24 minutes
HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge
2019-Feb-03
21 minutes
HAP 20 - I Am Because We Are - Communalism in African Ethics and Politics
2019-Jan-20
22 minutes
HAP 19 - Behind the Mask - African Philosophy of the Person
2019-Jan-06
18 minutes
HAP 18 - One to Rule Them All - God in African Philosophy
2018-Dec-23
20 minutes
HAP 17 - Event Horizon - African Philosophy of Time
2018-Dec-09
20 minutes
HAP 16 - Samuel Imbo on Okot p'Bitek and Oral Traditions
2018-Nov-25
36 minutes
HAP 15 - Heard it Through the Grapevine - Oral Philosophy in Africa
2018-Nov-11
21 minutes
HAP 14 - Souleymane Bachir Diagne on Islam in Africa
2018-Oct-28
29 minutes
HAP 13 - Renewing the Faith - the Sokoto Caliphate
2018-Oct-14
21 minutes
HAP 12 - From Here to Timbuktu - Subsaharan Islamic Philosophy
2018-Sep-30
20 minutes
HAP 11 - Teodros Kiros on Ethiopian Philosophy
2018-Sep-16
39 minutes
HAP 10 - Think for Yourself - Walda Heywat
2018-Sep-02
21 minutes
HAP 09 - In You I Take Shelter - Zera Yacob
2018-Jul-22
21 minutes
HAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy
2018-Jul-08
27 minutes
HAP 07 - Richard Parkinson on Egyptian Poetry
2018-Jun-24
32 minutes
HAP 06 - Heated Exchanges - Philosophy in Egyptian Narratives and Dialogues
2018-Jun-10
23 minutes
HAP 05 - Father Knows Best - Moral and Political Philosophy in the Instructions
2018-May-27
21 minutes
HAP 04 - Pyramid Schemes - Philosophy in Ancient Egypt
2018-May-13
19 minutes
HAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia
2018-Apr-29
20 minutes
HAP 02 - It’s Only Human - Philosophy in Prehistoric Africa
2018-Apr-15
19 minutes
HAP 01 - Something Old, Something New - Introducing Africana Philosophy
2018-Apr-01
21 minutes
HPI 62 - Kit Patrick on Philosophy and Indian History
2018-Mar-18
36 minutes
HPI 61 - What Happened Next - Indian Philosophy After Dignaga
2018-Mar-04
23 minutes
HPI 60 - The Buddha and I - Indian Influence on Islamic and European Thought
2018-Feb-18
21 minutes
HPI 59 - Looking East - Indian Influence on Greek Thought
2018-Feb-04
22 minutes
HPI 58 - Amber Carpenter on Animals in Indian Philosophy
2018-Jan-21
26 minutes
HPI 57 - Learn by Doing - Tantra
2018-Jan-07
20 minutes
HPI 56 - Who’s Pulling Your Strings? - Buddhaghosa
2017-Dec-24
19 minutes
HPI 55 - Doors of Perception - Dignaga on Consciousness
2017-Dec-10
18 minutes
HPI 54 - Graham Priest on Logic and Buddhism
2017-Nov-26
46 minutes
HPI 53 - Follow the Evidence - Dignaga's Logic
2017-Nov-12
23 minutes
HPI 52 - Under Construction - Dignaga on Perception and Language
2017-Oct-29
23 minutes
HPI 51 - Change of Mind - Vasubandhu and Yogacara Buddhism
2017-Oct-15
21 minutes
HPI 50 - Marie-Hélène Gorisse on Jain Epistemology
2017-Oct-01
32 minutes
HPI 49 - Well Qualified - the Jains on Truth
2017-Sep-17
18 minutes
HPI 48 - Taking Perspective - the Jain Theory of Standpoints
2017-Aug-06
20 minutes
HPI 47 - Jan Westerhoff on Nagarjuna
2017-Jul-23
36 minutes
HPI 46 - No Four Ways About It - Nagarjuna’s Tetralemma
2017-Jul-09
20 minutes
HPI 45 - Motion Denied - Nagarjuna on Change
2017-Jun-25
23 minutes
HPI 44 - It All Depends - Nagarjuna on Emptiness
2017-Jun-11
21 minutes
HPI 43 - We Beg to Differ - the Buddhists and Jains
2017-May-28
20 minutes
HPI 42 - In Good Taste - The Aesthetics of Rasa
2017-May-14
20 minutes
HPI 41 - Monima Chadha on Indian Philosophy of Mind
2017-Apr-30
29 minutes
HPI 40 - Mind out of Matter - Materialist Theories of the Self
2017-Apr-16
19 minutes
HPI 39 - The Wolf’s Footprint - Indian Naturalism
2017-Apr-02
19 minutes
HPI 38 - A Day in the Life - Theories of Time
2017-Mar-19
21 minutes
HPI 37 - The Whole Story - Vaisesika on Complexity and Causation
2017-Mar-05
22 minutes
HPI 36 - Fine Grained Analysis - Kanada's Vaisesika-Sutra
2017-Feb-19
19 minutes
HPI 35 - Ujjwala Jha and V.N. Jha on Nyaya
2017-Feb-05
40 minutes
HPI 34 - The Truth Shall Set You Free - Nyaya on the Mind
2017-Jan-22
21 minutes
HPI 33 - Standard Deductions - Nyaya on Reasoning
2017-Jan-08
19 minutes
HPI 32 - What You See Is What You Get - Nyaya on Perception
2016-Dec-25
21 minutes
HPI 31 - Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire - Gautama’s Nyaya-Sutra
2016-Dec-11
21 minutes
HPI 30 - Philipp Maas on Yoga
2016-Nov-27
29 minutes
HPI 29 - Practice Makes Perfect - Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra
2016-Nov-13
19 minutes
HPI 28 - Who Wants to Live Forever? - Early Ayurvedic Medicine
2016-Oct-30
23 minutes
HPI 27 - The Theory of Evolution - Isvarakrsna’s Samkhya-karika
2016-Oct-16
24 minutes
HPI 26 - Francis Clooney on Vedanta
2016-Oct-02
34 minutes
HPI 25 - Communication Breakdown - Bhartrihari on Language
2016-Sep-18
19 minutes
HPI 24 - No Two Ways About It - Sankara and Advaita Vedanta
2016-Sep-04
21 minutes
Summer Reading
2016-Aug-06
2 minutes
HPI 23 - Source Code - Badarayana’s Vedanta-sutra
2016-Jul-24
18 minutes
HPI 22 - Elisa Freschi on Mimamsa
2016-Jul-10
35 minutes
HPI 21 - Innocent Until Proven Guilty - Mimamsa on Knowledge and Language
2016-Jun-26
20 minutes
HPI 20 - Master of Ceremonies - Jaimini’s Mimamsa-Sutra
2016-Jun-12
20 minutes
HPI 19 - When in Doubt - the Rise of Skepticism
2016-May-29
23 minutes
HPI 18 - A Tangled Web - the Age of the Sutra
2016-May-14
24 minutes
HPI 17 - Jessica Frazier on Hinduism and Philosophy
2016-May-01
34 minutes
HPI 16 - Better Half - Women in Ancient India
2016-Apr-17
21 minutes
HPI 15 - Mostly Harmless - Non-Violence
2016-Apr-03
24 minutes
HPI 14 - World on a String - The Bhagavad-Gita
2016-Mar-20
20 minutes
HPI 13 - Grand Illusion - Dharma and Deception in the Mahabharata
2016-Mar-06
20 minutes
HPI 12 - Rupert Gethin on Buddhism and the Self
2016-Feb-21
33 minutes
HPI 11 - Carry a Big Stick - Ancient Indian Political Thought
2016-Feb-07
21 minutes
HPI 10 - Crossover Appeal - The Nature of the Buddha’s Teaching
2016-Jan-24
21 minutes
HPI 09 - Suffering and Smiling - the Buddha
2016-Jan-10
22 minutes
HPI 08 - Case Worker - Panini's Grammar
2015-Dec-27
20 minutes
HPI 07 - Brian Black on the Upanisads
2015-Dec-13
36 minutes
HPI 06 - You Are What You Do - Karma
2015-Nov-29
19 minutes
HPI 05 - Do it Yourself - Indra’s Search for the Self in the Upanisads
2015-Nov-15
21 minutes
HPI 04 - Hide and Seek – The Upanisads
2015-Nov-01
19 minutes
HPI 03 - Kingdom for a Horse - India in the Vedic Period
2015-Oct-18
17 minutes
HPI 02 - Sages, Schools and Systems – a Historical Overview
2015-Oct-04
24 minutes
HPI 01 - Begin at the End - An Introduction to Philosophy in India
2015-Sep-14
20 minutes