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Podcast Profile: New Voices in the History of Philosophy

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20 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 43 minutes
Collection: Philosophy

Description (podcaster-provided):

New Voices is a podcast from the Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy Partnership, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
This podcast consists of conversations about philosophers from groups that have been underrepresented and excluded in the history of European and Western philosophy: their views, what is interesting and unique about them, and how they fit in to the periods that they were apart of. We also talk about what it is actually like to learn about and promote these ideas as a philosopher today: what benefits there are, what challenges there are, and just how to get going on this work.

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

➤ Underrepresented philosophers • Existentialism • Abolitionism • Comparative philosophy • Intersectionality • Philosophy of education • Metaphysics of harmony • Political resistance • Mystical traditions • Podcasting as scholarship

This podcast, titled "New Voices in the History of Philosophy," emphasizes conversations with scholars about underrepresented and historically excluded philosophers and their work. It is produced by the Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy Partnership and aims to bring attention to the ideas and contributions of these overlooked philosophers.

The content broadly encompasses interviews with experts who discuss the philosophies and historical contexts of figures from diverse backgrounds, including women, Black philosophers, Indigenous thinkers, and others who have not been traditionally foregrounded in European and Western philosophical canons. Several episodes delve into the philosophical contributions of 18th and 19th-century women philosophers, exploring their thoughts on abolitionism, feminism, metaphysics, and educational philosophy. Discussions often highlight their struggles against hierarchical power structures and patriarchal norms.

Another recurring theme is the intersection of philosophy with race and racism. Episodes explore philosophical perspectives on race, the engagement of prominent philosophers with racist ideologies, and the ongoing impact of these ideas on contemporary philosophy. There is also a significant focus on Black political thought, resistance, and the philosophical underpinnings of abolitionism and revolution.

Additionally, the podcast addresses philosophical traditions from non-European cultures, particularly Chinese, Indigenous Andean, and Africana philosophies. This includes discussions on metaphysical ideas, social identity, and the importance of bringing these traditions into the academic mainstream.

The podcast also covers the methodological and practical aspects of studying these philosophers today, reflecting on how contemporary scholars can engage with and promote these diverse philosophical traditions. Episodes often touch on the benefits and challenges of such work, offering listeners insights into how to incorporate these thinkers into their own studies or teaching.

In summary, this podcast offers rich, varied content that highlights the depth and diversity of philosophical traditions and figures that have historically been overlooked, providing listeners with a broader understanding of the history of philosophy.

Season 4, Episode 1: Germaine de Staël's life and philosophy: Interview with Kristin Gjesdal
61 minutes
Chinese Cosmopolitanism: Interview with Shuchen Xiang
34 minutes
Kant, Race, and Racism: Interview with Huaping Lu-Adler
47 minutes
Madeleine de Scudéry’s Illustrious Women: Interview with Allauren Samantha Forbes
51 minutes
Anton Wilhelm Amo: Interview with Dwight K. Lewis Jr.
44 minutes
Recovering Indigenous Andean Philosophy: Interview with Jorge Sanchez-Perez
49 minutes
Frederick Douglass’s Political Philosophy: Interview with Phil Yaure
49 minutes
Podcasting as Scholarship: A Conversation with Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril of the Philosophy Casting Call Podcast
63 minutes
Early Modern Women Philosophers of Science: Interview with Elliott Chen
32 minutes
Genealogies of Black Philosophy: Interview with Dalitso Ruwe
38 minutes
Black Feminism and its History: Interview with Kathryn Sophia Belle
36 minutes
Simone Weil: Interview with Nic Bommarito
46 minutes
Nísia Floresta Brasileira Augusta: Interview with Nastassja Pugliese
40 minutes
British Women Philosophers of the 19th Century: Interview with Alison Stone
50 minutes
E. E. Constance Jones: Interview with Gary Ostertag
41 minutes
Africana Philosophy and its History: Interview with Chike Jeffers
56 minutes
German Women Philosophers of the 18th and 19th Century: Interview with Dalia Nassar
35 minutes
Medieval Women and the Contemplative Tradition: Interview with Christina Van Dyke
40 minutes
Sor Juana Inés De la Cruz: Interview with Sergio Gallegos Ordorica
36 minutes
New Voices Trailer
4 minutes