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Paracelsus adapts the tradition of alchemical science for use in medicine, and in the process overturns the scientific theories of Aristotle and Galen. Details
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An interview with Helen Hattab on the scope and impact of scholastic philosophy among Protestants. Details
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12/18/2021
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Was Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa a dark magician, a pious skeptic, or both? Details
21:25
12/04/2021
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In a surprise twist, some Protestant thinkers embrace the methods of scholasticism, and even find something to admire in the work of Catholic authors like Aquinas. Details
19:39
11/21/2021
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John Calvin's views on predestination and the limits of human reason. Details
22:35
11/06/2021
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The Swiss theologian Zwingli launches the Reformation in Switzerland, but clashes with Luther and more radical Protestants. Details
23:58
10/23/2021
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Faced with massive political upheaval and the rise of the Anabaptists, Luther argues for a socially conservative version of the Reformation. Details
23:47
10/09/2021
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Luther’s close ally Melanchthon uses his knowledge of ancient philosophy and rhetoric in the service of the Reformation. Details
21:47
9/25/2021
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Erasmus clashes with Martin Luther over the question whether our wills are free or enslaved to sin. Details
23:30
9/11/2021
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How radical was Luther? We find out from Lyndal Roper, who also discusses Luther and the Peasants' War, sexuality, anti-semitism, and the visual arts. Details
29:53
7/31/2021
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How Luther’s doctrine of justification by faith alone and his attack on the Church relate to the history of philosophy. Details
27:31
7/17/2021
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Trends in Aristotelian philosophy in northern and eastern Europe in the fifteenth century, featuring discussion of the “Wegestreit” and the nominalist theology of Gabriel Biel. Details
21:44
7/03/2021
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The “learned piety” of Desiderius Erasmus, the greatest figure of northern humanism. Details
25:59
6/19/2021
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Learned ignorance, coincidence of opposites and religious peace: Paul Richard Blum discusses the central ideas of Nicholas Cusanus. Details
28:07
6/05/2021
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The radical negative theology of Nicholas of Cusa, and his hope of establishing peace between the religions of the world. Details
27:45
5/22/2021
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Rudolph Agricola, Juan Luis Vives and other humanist scholars spread the study of classical antiquity across Europe and mock the technicalities of scholastic philosophy. Details
26:46
5/08/2021
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The impact of the printing press on the history of philosophy, and its role in helping to trigger the Reformation. Details
22:33
4/24/2021
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How humanism and scholasticism came together with the Protestant Reformation to create the philosophy of 15-16th century Europe. Details
25:43
4/10/2021
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For our finale of the Italian Renaissance series we're joined by Ingrid Rowland, to speak about art, philosophy, and persecution in Renaissance Rome. Details
27:57
3/27/2021
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Did Galileo’s scientific discoveries grow out of the culture of the Italian Renaissance? Details
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