History of Philosophy podcast has another episode on Nicholas of Cusa


A couple weeks ago I mentioned that Peter Adamson’s The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps had an episode about Nicholas of Cusa. Last week the podcast had another one, a half-hour interview with Paul Richard Blum about him and his work.

As with the previous podcast, there’s almost no mention of Nicholas of Cusa’s mathematics work. On the other hand, if you learn the tiniest possible bit about Nicholas of Cusa, you learn everything there is to know about Nicholas of Cusa. (I believe this joke would absolutely kill with the right audience, and will hear nothing otherwise.) The St Andrews Maths History site has a biography focusing particularly on his mathematical work.

I’m sorry not to be able to offer more about his mathematical work. If someone knows of a mathematics-history podcast with a similar goal, please leave a comment. I’d love to know and to share with other people.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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