Festival 2011 Highlights: Peter Adamson’s Brief History of Nothing

One of the highlights of the 2011 Arts & Humanities festival was Professor Peter Adamson‘s lecture, A Brief History of Nothing. In it, he spoke about his podcast project, The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, and the idea of telling the history of philosophy as a continuous narrative, without leaving anything out. Then, by way of illustration, he discussed the problem of empty space or “void”, showing how this idea evolved from the earliest Greek thinkers to authors of the Islamic world – in both science (including medicine) and philosophy.

Listen to the full recording of Professor Adamson’s lecture below, and visit the iKing’s page to discover more lectures and podcasts from King’s College London academics.

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