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History of Philosophy: India, Africana, China

Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, Chike Jeffers

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:

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In this interview, we learn how newly discovered texts are changing our understanding of Warring States period philosophy.

9 days ago

What were ancient Chinese philosophical texts written on? How did writing relate to orally transmitted wisdom? How were texts read and used? And what even counted as a “text” in ancient China?

23 days ago

The historical context of classical Chinese philosophy, and how ancient Chinese historical works themselves became works of philosophy.

a month ago

Co-host Karyn introduces herself to the listeners and talks about the challenges of tackling classical Chinese philosophical texts.

2 months ago


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 614 ratings
  • Missing episodes 2-6

    Hi Peter, can’t find these episodes. Any hope?

    Apple Podcasts
    India2 months ago
  • The best survey of philosophy you could ask for

    I’ve been listening to this podcast from the beginning and it has been of the highest order—which should be expected of anyone familiar with the History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States6 months ago
  • Awesome stuff

    A great resource for anyone trying to break away from the exclusivity and tunnel vision of the traditional western mindset

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

    This is an outstanding introduction to nonwestern philosophies. As a longtime student of Buddhist and Chinese philosophies, I’m highly impressed by the depth and care that have gone into the initial series of episodes on the philosophies of India. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 years ago
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    Thank you so much! It’s very interesting, I am really appreciated

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    Russia3 years ago

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