Posts Tagged ‘ philosophy ’

Zero Squared #145: Thaddeus Russell against Rationalism

Mar 8th, 2018 | By

Thaddeus Russell is a historian, author, and professor. He has taught history, American Studies, and the history of philosophy at Columbia University, Barnard College, and the New School for Social Research. He is also the host of the Unregistered Podcast and the guest on this week’s podcast. While we start off discussing the anti-SJW industry

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Zero Squared #143: Applied Philosophy

Feb 15th, 2018 | By

Professor Greg Sadler is the co-founder of ReasonIO, a consulting company that puts philosophy into practice, the Youtube star behind the Half Hour Hegel series, a professor of philosophy who has taught at Ball State University and Fayetteville State University, and the guest on this week’s podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear us discuss whether

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Zero Squared #128: Antisemitism as a Symptom of Capitalism

Oct 19th, 2017 | By

Moishe Postone is a Western Marxist and a Professor of History at the University of Chicago and he is the author of the book Time, Labor and Social Domination a book that won the American Sociological Association’s prize in theory. Postone is the guest on this podcast and he discusses an essay he wrote entitled

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Zero Squared #82: Reading the Way of Things

Sep 1st, 2016 | By

Daniel Coffeen is a rhetor and a philosopher — if by philosopher you mean somebody who plays with concepts and ideas. He formally taught at UC Berkeley and the SF Art Institute but now spends his time writing and consulting. Coffeen is a frequent guest to the Zero Squared podcast and his book Reading the

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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 49: Against Capitalist Education

Dec 24th, 2015 | By

Nadim Bakhshov is a member of the museum of thought collective, an imaginal archaeology group specialising in unearthing historical conceptual artefacts and founded a radical post-conceptual art movement with the Argentine pataphysician Kurt César. His book Against Capitalist Education is out from Zero Books right now. The book is written as a philosophical dialogue. The

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Where Zizek Goes Wrong

Nov 20th, 2015 | By

Zizek, don’t just write something… Reading Slavoj Zizek today is, unfortunately, an exercise in repetition. Like many established figures on the left, Zizek recycles his material. Sometimes this self-plagarism can be interesting, watching him redeploy old anecdotes and jokes to make philosophical points can even be enlightening. At other times, however, Zizek would do well

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Zero Squared #37: Dangerous Literature

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By

Tom Sperlinger is the author of Romeo and Juliet in Palestine and he returns this week to discuss teaching Dangerous Literature. This is part one of a two part conversation. This week we focus on the question of polemics in fiction and modernism, and next week we’ll take a close look at Kafka’s unfinished novel

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Foucault’s Madman and his reply to Derrida

Jun 23rd, 2015 | By

To review quickly, Foucault charged Descartes with excluding madness from consideration in his Meditations on First Philosophy. The relevant passage from Foucault’s Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique follows: In the economy of doubt, there is a fundamental disequilibrium between on the one hand madness, and dreams and errors on the

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Zero Squared #6: Cultural Marxism?

Feb 11th, 2015 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a University lecturer and teacher currently living in Mexico, and my co-host on the Pop the Left podcast. In this episode of Zero Squared we briefly discuss his new podcast Symptomatic Redness and then discuss the notion of Cultural Marxism.

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