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Pill Pod 80 - Wittgenstein

Pill Pod 80 - Wittgenstein

May 27, 2022

The team reassembles to talk Wittgenstein, champion of "ideas-don't-matter" philosophy, and about why he matters—even if ideas don't. The primary sources referenced throughout this ep are the Tractatus (https://amzn.to/3t0wD56) for Mr. Early Wittgenstein, and Philosophical Investigations (https://amzn.to/3wVfUkC) for Mr. Late Wittgenstein.

Kumbaya Posthumanism (Preview)

Kumbaya Posthumanism (Preview)

May 13, 2022

We venture into the weeds of ignorance, science, and anthropomorphism, and not even immuno-responses can stop us.

We look at posthumanism a la Francesca Ferrando (Philosophical Posthumanism), Donna Haraway (Staying with the Trouble), and James Lovelock & Lynn Margulis (The Gaia Hypothesis). 

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Talking to America’s New Right (Interview)

Talking to America’s New Right (Interview)

May 13, 2022

Matt and Victor interview Nate Hochman on conservative college campuses and America's new right.

America’s New Right Problem ft. WaPo’s Greg Sargent

America’s New Right Problem ft. WaPo’s Greg Sargent

May 4, 2022

Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) from the Washington Post joins Victor and Matt to discuss America's burgeoning illberal right wing. While often painted as reactionary and unintelligible, America's new right may have more coherent principles and goals than first meet the eye.

 

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Pill Pod 78 - The Posthumanism Manifesto

Pill Pod 78 - The Posthumanism Manifesto

April 29, 2022

Erik and Pills do the thing, because everything needs to be manifestoed eventually and I needed a title. If you wonder whose name is being referenced throughout, it's the forgotten sociologist, Niklas Luhmann.

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Pill Pod 77 -Trans/Post-Human Technics (Preview)

Pill Pod 77 -Trans/Post-Human Technics (Preview)

April 22, 2022

Pills and Erik talk about transhumanism as opposed to posthumanism, and compare their positions on human technology and technics. Heidegger, McLuhan, Latour and Stiegler are all noteworthy theorists of technological posthumanism, the foundation of which we try to lay out here.

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Pill Pod 76 - Posthumanism is Good Actually Vol. 1

Pill Pod 76 - Posthumanism is Good Actually Vol. 1

April 15, 2022

Erik and Pills cover posthumanism in the context of systems theory and what makes it a viable model as an alternative to humanist explanatory frameworks of how society functions. We reference Niklas Luhmann (https://amzn.to/3ObXyUq) quite a few times as well as Francesca Ferrando's "Philosophical Posthumanism" (https://amzn.to/3rtH8Nv). 

 

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PrePostPostHumanism *Preview*

PrePostPostHumanism *Preview*

April 9, 2022

This is a brief introduction to our defense of posthumanism.

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Christian Socialism

Christian Socialism

April 8, 2022

Socialism and Christianity have had a tenuous relationship. Our guest this week, Aaron Anderson, argues that Christianity and socialism not only have shared goals, but that uniting these goals serves as a basis for organizing in opposition to the unholy alliance of Christianity and right wing politics.
 

Aaron is co-founder of the Institute for Christian Socialism and editor of Bias Magazine. Find links to both at https://christiansocialism.com

Pill Pod 74 - Post Posthumanism

Pill Pod 74 - Post Posthumanism

March 25, 2022
This week the pod hosts Matthew Flisfeder (@MattFlisfeder), the Zizek/Hegel/Lacan/Jameson scholar who organized the Peterson vs. Zizek debate. He's working on a book about renewing humanism in opposition to some recent trends in philosophy of the posthuman/anthropocenic variety: new materialisms and object oriented ontology.
 
 
 
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