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 I'm not a specialist!  It seems like a good idea to start at the beginning -- since it is a history and one of the purposes is to demonstrate in detail how philosophy has evolved -- and go at your own pace. In fact I might re-listen to some of the early episodes just to help remember what happened; Parmenides and his followers (and some select antagonists) are critical figures in the schools that immediately predate Socrates, but I missed big chunks of the info about them...
While traveling to and from the Carolina head-fi meetup yesterday, I listened to the History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcast.   It's really great. The "Without Any Gaps" part is taken seriously*: I'm seven-ish hours and twelve episodes in already and the series is still on the Presocratics. The show is up to its 172nd weekly episode and has only gotten as far as the Medieval Eastern traditions (Arabic and Jewish philosophers and mystics). (*With the host's clearly...
Didn't take many photos this time, despite even remembering to bring the camera's battery charger.   Here's a panorama from the back of the room...
Sounds like. When is set up time tomorrow?
Mrspeakers and i are currently in the lobby and dithering over restaurant options.
I'm totally game for dinner at 7:30 and drinks later.
Yes. I just arrived in Charlotte, am at ikea now, and will be checked in to the hotel by then. Should we rendezvous in the hotel lobby?
Only slightly.Spent part of last Saturday at a flea market and happened across a treasure trove of music CDs. Usually music finds at flea markets are a mix of never-beens, shouldn't-have-beens, and so on. This particular table was full of independent/alt-music releases, nothing over a dozen years old aside from a few collectible obscurities. The seller otherwise was specializing in cast iron pans and housewares that were only slightly broken, and said vaguely that he'd...
Just (belatedly) booked my room for Friday.   Sounds like they only have doubles and king-sized suites left.
 This is also true. It's a rare meet that I haven't left with notes on a couple new albums to buy.
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