What's Left of Philosophy

In What’s Left of Philosophy Gil Morejón (@gdmorejon), Lillian Cicerchia (@lilcicerch), Owen Glyn-Williams (@oglynwil), and William Paris (@williammparis) discuss philosophy’s radical histories and contemporary political theory. Philosophy isn't dead, but what's left? Support us at patreon.com/leftofphilosophy

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h6m. Bisher sind 26 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 1 hour 54 minutes

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episode 6: 6 | What's Left of Positivism (with Dr. Liam Kofi Bright)


In this episode, we heal the divide between analytic and continental philosophy by finally giving logical positivism its due. Dr. Liam Kofi Bright (London School of Economics, @lastpositivist) explains the socialist roots of some of the positivists, details their views on the role of science and knowledge in projects of social betterment, and defends the political importance of clarity.

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 2021-01-29  1h12m
 
 

episode 5: 5 Teaser | Beauvoir: Existentialism and Liberation


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In this episode, we talk about Simone de Beauvoir's masterful book The Ethics of Ambiguity. We spend some time with her typology of inadequate ethical positions, focusing on the subhuman, the serious person, and the nihilist, and discuss what it means to say that freedom is only possible as a liberatory movement...


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 2021-01-15  13m
 
 

episode 4: 4 | Security, Supreme Concept of Bourgeois Society?


In our fourth episode we talk about security, digging into Mark Neocleous' argument, following Marx, that security rather than liberty is 'the supreme concept of bourgeois society'. But we also ask the thorny question of how the left can speak to everyone's desire to feel safe while critically highlighting the racialized violence and ruling-class utility of existing security regimes. It's, uh, more fun than that probably sounds.

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 2021-01-01  58m
 
 

episode 3: 3 | Laclau and Mouffe, or How we learned to hate class and love Derrida


In our third episode, we talk about Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, the landmark text of post-Marxism. Both serious arguments and slam dunks ensue.

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References:

Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics. Second Edition (New York: Verso, 2001)

Karl Marx, “Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy...


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 2020-12-18  1h11m
 
 

episode 2: 2 | Stuart Hall: What are the politics of culture?


In this episode we discuss the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall and his politics of culture. We focus on his relationship to Althusser and Gramsci with a detour through contemporary Black politics in the United States.

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References:

Stuart Hall, Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History...


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 2020-12-18  1h16m
 
 

episode 1: 1 | Althusser: Marxism and Philosophy


In our inaugural episode, we talk about Louis Althusser’s pathbreaking work on philosophy and Marxism from the 1960s. Targets of reckless slander include Sartre and post-structuralist theories of agency.

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References:

Louis Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays. Translated by Ben Brewster (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001)

Louis Althusser, Philosophy and the Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientists...


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 2020-12-18  1h2m