Posts Tagged ‘ Hegel ’

Inside Zero Books # 39: Negating the Negation

Jul 23rd, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero books features a conversation with University of Oregon undergrad Benjamin Lain on the topic of the Negation of the Negation. Various philosophers and radicals are covered including Hegel, Marx, Zizek and Raya Dunayevskaya. There is also a conversation on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” the need for organizing, and the sublation of private

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Zero Squared #61: Minds, Value, and Irrational Numbers

Mar 24th, 2016 | By

Andy Marshall and I have read philosophy together for something like four years now, and this week’s episode is a recording of what was to be a discussion of Chapter 15 of Marx’s Capital, Volume 1, but what turned into a debate about the difference between the natural sciences and social science, matter and mind,

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Zero Squared #58: Memory, Spirit, and Christopher Hitchens

Mar 2nd, 2016 | By

Stefany Anne Golberg is a writer for magazines such as The Smart Set, the former Critic-in Residence at Drexel University, a multi-media artist, and a founding member of Flux Factory, an arts collective in New York. Her husband Morgan Meis has a PhD in Philosophy is a founding member of Flux Factory as well, and

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Zero Squared # 57: Hegel vs. Spinoza

Feb 24th, 2016 | By

Gregor Moder teaches philosophy at the University of Ljubljana. The original plan for this episode was to discuss his paper about street theater and Althusser but the two of us hit it off so well, so easily fell into philosophical conversation, that my prepared questions on his paper were simply pushed aside as we entertained

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Zero Squared: A New Year’s Special

Jan 2nd, 2016 | By

This special January 2nd, 2016 episode of Zero Squared explores why Critical Theorists deploy the word “problematic” and what they are REALLY saying when they talk about your fave. Clips in this episode/collage include KMO from the C-Realm, John Berger, The Wireless Philosopher on the Problem of Perception, Michel Foucault Beyond Good and Evil (1993),

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Parsing the Master’s Design: A close reading of the structure of theory/praxis polarity, for and against discourse analysis

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By

(This paper was originally intended to be read by Frank Smecker for Zero Books’ panel, ‘Theory vs. Praxis, or What is Praxis?, at the 2015 Left Forum.) Less than a week ago, as I was anxiously brooding over what I’d be coming out here with, staring blankly at a motley patchwork of text—(what is sometimes less modestly

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Zero Squared #28: Imaginary Games

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By

Chris Bateman is a game designer, outsider philosopher and author. His book Imaginary Games was published by Zero Books in 2011. Bateman is also the blogger behind Only a Game and he posts regularly in between writing how to manuals on game design and lecturing at the University of Bolton. Jon Cogburn, Director of Philosophy

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David Letterman, Hegel, and Philip K Dick = Praxis

May 19th, 2015 | By

This is a rough draft for a presentation to be given at the start of a Panel Discussion at the Left Forum at the end of May. The panel is entitled Theory vs Practice, or What is Praxis? and will feature Michael Steinberg, Frank Smecker, and Christopher Vitale as participants. Masha Tupitsyn may also partipate.

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Zero Squared #18: The Temptation of Nothing

May 7th, 2015 | By

Daniel Coffeen is the guest this week and we discuss a blog post he wrote that ended up on Thought Catalog that was entitled The Temptation of Nothing. Coffeen has a PhD in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley where taught adjunct for many years and now works independently writing copy as well as writing about contemporary

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Pushback on Peter Rollins

Mar 6th, 2015 | By

Since the interview with Peter Rollins on 4/3/15 I’ve received a bit of flak. Nothing too mean spirited really. In fact, almost all of it has come to me in the form of what I’d call comradely criticism. The issues raised, especially the issues raised by Patrick Holt, are important ones. So, to begin with,

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