Interview with Peter Adamson, Creator of the History of Philosophy Podcast

Continuing discussions with successful educators working in areas that might influence the direction of massive open learning, today’s interview is with Peter Adamson, the man behind one of the world’s most ambitious educational podcasts: History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps.

History of Philosophy (or HoP to we fans) is attempting to cover the entire philosophical tradition in a series of podcasts that’s gotten close to 150 episodes and shows no sign of ending.  And Professor Adamson, who teaches at LMU in Munich (the same university that produced recently completed Mathematical Philosophy MOOC from Coursera) has been podcasting and teaching long enough to provide insight on where podcasts and MOOCs might overlap and diverge in their educational mission.

A quick link dump to go with this episode:

The History of Philosophy

A previous blog posting on education via podcast

Anthony Gotleib’s The Dream of Reason

Philosophy Bites

Partially Examined Life

Mike Duncan’s Revolutions and History of Rome podcasts 

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One Response to Interview with Peter Adamson, Creator of the History of Philosophy Podcast

  1. David Macher October 7, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    I appreciate your interview of Peter Adamson. I am beginning to think of him as a heroic figure. Nearly 150 episodes completed, with no end in sight. The series is amazing. I hope the interview helps to spread the word about this terrific podcast.

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