Archive for January 2019

Zero Squared #184: Heidegger, Video Games, and Control

Jan 17th, 2019 | By

Liam Mitchell is the author of the book “Ludopolitics: Video Games against Control” which came out from Zero Books in December and he’s the guest this week as we discuss Heidegger, universal reason, and video games such as Skyrim, Zelda, and the Duck Game. This week’s Zero Books podcast is free for everyone. Next week’s

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Symptomatic Redness: Haider’s “Mistaken Identity” pt. 2

Jan 12th, 2019 | By

Symptomatic Redness is a podcast about political economy and historical analysis hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu and this week’s podcast features the second half of a discussion of Asad Haider’s book “Mistaken Identity.” Here’s a blurb from Judith Butler for Haider’s book: “Asad Haider renews the critique of identity politics for the

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Zero Squared #183: Hegel, Gradualism, and Revolution [Teaser]

Jan 10th, 2019 | By

Ben Burgis Returns this week as we discuss Hegel’s logic and his critique of gradualism, the question of revolutionary transition, and whether or not Charlie Brown is bald. If you’re a patron of the Zero Books podcast and you’re listening to the Patreon feed, you’re about to hear a two-hour conversation. If you’re listening to

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Symptomatic Redness: Haider’s “Mistaken Identity”

Jan 6th, 2019 | By

Symptomatic Redness is a podcast about political economy and historical analysis hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu and this week’s teaser features a discussion of Assad Haider’s book “Mistaken Identity.” The entire conversation is available through our Patreon feed. Patreon supporters get access to an episode of the Zero Books podcast and Symptomatic

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Zero Squared #182: Holding Onto Enlightenment Values?

Jan 3rd, 2019 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week as we finally got around to discussing our differences on the topic of liberal values and the future of the enlightenment project. Specifically, we discussed Immanuel Kant’s essay “What is Enlightenment?” along with Theodor Adorno’s Negative Dialectics. It’s an interesting time. Some of you may know that

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