PlasticPills - Philosophy & Critical Theory Podcast
Pill Pod 36 - Identity Shmolitics

Pill Pod 36 - Identity Shmolitics

April 9, 2021

Matt tricks the Pill Pod into reading analytic philosophy: "Personal Identity" by Derek Parfit (1971), who challenges intellectualist ideas of selfhood with thought experiments about splitting brains and sending your consciousness to Mars. Are you your soul, your memories, or nothing at all?

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In Defense of Anarchism (preview)

In Defense of Anarchism (preview)

April 7, 2021

We'll be back on Friday with our regularly scheduled program, and here's a clip of this week's exclusive content up at www.patreon.com/plasticpills

Pill Pod 35 - Amnesty Intellectual (preview)

Pill Pod 35 - Amnesty Intellectual (preview)

April 2, 2021

The Pill Pod discusses the rage of elites: ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM. But that's not all! There's also the techno-material conditions for intellectuals, cocaine in coffee houses, and how the university itself has become an anti-intellectual institution.

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The Words are Gifts: Indigenous Politics & Wittgenstein ft. Dale Turner

The Words are Gifts: Indigenous Politics & Wittgenstein ft. Dale Turner

March 25, 2021

Professor Dale Turner joins Matt and Victor to discuss Wittgenstein, 'ways of life', and their application to indigenous politics and treaty relationships in settler states. Turner is a political theorist at the University of Toronto and author of This is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy https://amzn.to/3fettog

Pill Pod 34 - The Snyder Nut: Psychoanalysis & Film

Pill Pod 34 - The Snyder Nut: Psychoanalysis & Film

March 23, 2021

Spoiler warnings: That new DC film, Fight Club, Starship Troopers. This is a performative attempt to theorize the relationship between popular cultural, moral totems, and a libidinal economy.

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Microdose - Gramsci (preview)

Microdose - Gramsci (preview)

March 19, 2021

Join Pills, Matt, and Erik for our Patreon voted topic: A romp through the Formation of the Intellectuals from the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci.

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Pill Pod 33 - Not Another Morality Episode!

Pill Pod 33 - Not Another Morality Episode!

March 16, 2021

The accusations fly again this week: Who's more crypto-normativist? Who has fewer implied premises? Who really has the moral high ground? Whence Nietzsche? Who even picked this episode topic anyway?

 

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Matt Interviews a Conservative (ft. Nate Hochman)

Matt Interviews a Conservative (ft. Nate Hochman)

March 8, 2021

In an attempt to foster Rational Discourse™, Matt (@MattPolProf) interviews Nate Hochman (@njhochman) to discuss topics including insanity, Truth, and the common ground of the non-institutional left and right.

Pill Pod 32 - Accountability Studies (preview)

Pill Pod 32 - Accountability Studies (preview)

March 5, 2021

Marcuse is trending? What year is it?

 

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Pill Pod 31 - (un)Happiness in Theory

Pill Pod 31 - (un)Happiness in Theory

February 26, 2021

Doomscrolling, Cthulu, and Mark Fisher. Why's theory more cool when it's unhappy? We try to catheterize depressive tendencies and make happy based.

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