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Marx & Nietzsche: How to Philosophize with a Hammer and Sickle (ft. CCK Philosophy)

Marx & Nietzsche: How to Philosophize with a Hammer and Sickle (ft. CCK Philosophy)

December 4, 2021

Pills and Matt interview he who was once known as Cuck Philosophy, and who is now known as Jonas Čeika, author of How to Philosophize with a Hammer and Sickle. Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3Im0uuy

Pill Pod 62 - Phenomenology: The Body Schema (preview)

Pill Pod 62 - Phenomenology: The Body Schema (preview)

November 26, 2021

Here's 10 minutes of a 100 minute episode on how Merleau-Ponty's analysis of the Schneider case forever changed the philosophy of mind.

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Pill Pod 61- Phenomenology of Marxism & Revolution

Pill Pod 61- Phenomenology of Marxism & Revolution

November 19, 2021

Phenomenology is sometimes viewed apolitically, today we try to get a handle on Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological Marxism.

 

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Pill Pod 60 - New Consciousness (preview)

Pill Pod 60 - New Consciousness (preview)

November 12, 2021

Here we go back a few pages to discuss the "prejudices" in philosophy of mind including empiricism, intellectualism, psychologism, and clinical physiology. 

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Pill Pod 59 - Phenomenology Could Save Your Lifeworld

Pill Pod 59 - Phenomenology Could Save Your Lifeworld

November 5, 2021

No politics, no metaphysics, no grand narratives, as this week, and for the following weeks, the Pill Pod is going back to the things themselves. That's right—we are talking phenomenology. Our touchstone text will be Phenomenology of Perception by Maurice Merleau-Ponty, but we do not expect to stay within the lines. Today, we try to get a handle on "lifeworld", "horizon", and a few of MMP's particular goals as a phenomenologist. If this goes well, after a few weeks we hope to help you feel less insane as denizens of Feedworld.

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Socialism & Liberalism: Mortal Enemies or Embittered Kin?

Socialism & Liberalism: Mortal Enemies or Embittered Kin?

October 22, 2021

The Pill Pod gets academic as our new volume is out, edited by Matt and featuring contributions Victor, Erik and our episode guest Ben (@benburgis) of Give Them an Argument. We argue that much of the antagonism between socialism and liberalism has been fabricated by internet creatures who want to piss off their dads.

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Pill Pod 57 - Hyperreal War (preview)

Pill Pod 57 - Hyperreal War (preview)

October 21, 2021

We are name dropping that Baudrillard, Virilio and trying to remember what Emmanuel Levinas said, giving a biased review of the new Pills vid, and trying to figure out what's up with all the images.

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Nietzsche: The Aristocratic Rebel

Nietzsche: The Aristocratic Rebel

October 8, 2021

Jordan DeJonge joins the pod to revisit the question "just how reactionary was Nietzsche?" as asked in Domenico Losurdo's newly translated intellectual biography: Nietzsche, The Aristocratic Rebel (https://amzn.to/3mF15gS). While most left-wing intellectuals read Nietzsche selectively, this 1000 page tome opts to take seriously the implications of Nietzsche's anti-democratic thinking.

Pill Pod 56 - Structuralism is a Lie (preview)

Pill Pod 56 - Structuralism is a Lie (preview)

October 1, 2021

Erik brings a shocking discovery to the Pill Pod, oh yea and what the hell is structuralism anyway?

 

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Pill Pod 55 - ”I Would Prefer Not To”

Pill Pod 55 - ”I Would Prefer Not To”

September 24, 2021

Evoked by no less than Agamben, Byung-Chul Han, Deleuze, and Zizek's wardrobe, Bartleby is a compelling character. This week we are joined by Lit Vic to bust us into some literary analysis of a prophet of American capitalism: Herman Melville, in his text "Bartleby, the Scrivener." Read the text for free here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11231

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