Peter Adamson

Peter Adamson teaches ancient and Arabic philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Medieval Philosophy, the fourth volume of his series of books based on his podcast A ­History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, will be published in September.
 (June 2019)

Mosaic of the Academy of Plato, Pompeii, circa first century BCE

What Was Philosophy?

The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

by Maria Michela Sassi, translated from the Italian by Michele Asuni

June 27, 2019 issue

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