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Podcast Profile: What's Left of Philosophy

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95 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 61 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

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


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Radical philosophy • Contemporary political theory • Marxism • Anti-fascism • Feminist philosophy • Environmental politics • Libertarian critique • Psychological insights • Aesthetics • Historical materialism • Social movements

"What's Left of Philosophy" is a podcast hosted by Gil Morejón, Lillian Cicerchia, Owen Glyn-Williams, and William Paris that delves into radical histories and contemporary political theory through the lens of philosophy. The podcast explores diverse philosophical traditions and thinkers, aiming to examine the underpinnings of modern political thought and social issues.

The episodes frequently tackle the theories of well-known and lesser-known philosophers, often critiquing or expanding upon their ideas. Topics span various political ideologies, including liberalism, libertarianism, conservatism, and socialism, with episodes often dedicated to dissecting the works of figures such as Robert Nozick, John Rawls, Frantz Fanon, G.A. Cohen, Antonio Gramsci, and others. There is a notable focus on critical theory, Marxism, and the intersections of political philosophy with issues of justice, equality, and human rights.

The podcast also addresses contemporary issues such as climate change, fascism, propaganda, and the impact of capitalism on society, often inviting guest experts to provide deeper insights into these topics. Episodes examine historical and modern contexts, offering critiques of existing social and political structures while also discussing potential alternatives and revolutionary ideas.

Recurring themes include the critique of established norms, the exploration of utopian possibilities, and the analysis of the role of ideology in maintaining power structures. Discussions are rooted in philosophical discourse, connecting theoretical frameworks to practical concerns and current events. This approach allows listeners to engage with complex philosophical ideas and consider their relevance to contemporary political and social issues. Overall, the podcast serves as a platform for rigorous analysis and critical engagement with the philosophical dimensions of politics and society.


Episodes:
93 TEASER | Charles Mills and the Racial Contract
2024-Jul-16
11 minutes
92 | What is Liberalism? Part V. Robert Nozick’s Libertarian Reveries
2024-Jul-01
62 minutes
91 | Fanon’s Dialectic of Violence
2024-Jun-11
61 minutes
90 | Ecological Materialism and Logistical Strategy w/ Dr. Jeff Diamanti
2024-May-27
80 minutes
89 TEASER | G.A. Cohen's Analytical Red Sublime
2024-May-15
12 minutes
88 | On Late Fascism w/ Alberto Toscano
2024-May-02
67 minutes
87 | The Politics of Left-Wing Climate Realism w/ Dr. Ajay Singh Chaudhary
2024-Apr-17
74 minutes
86 | Right-Wing Political Thought w/ Dr. Matt McManus
2024-Apr-02
59 minutes
85 TEASER | Giving an Account of Oneself: Judith Butler's Ethics of Opacity
2024-Mar-19
8 minutes
84 | Sex in Philosophy w/ Dr. Manon Garcia
2024-Mar-07
66 minutes
83 | What is Aesthetics? Part III: Ernst Bloch: In Search of the Red Sublime
2024-Feb-19
56 minutes
82 | The State and Right: Kant's Metaphysics of Morals
2024-Feb-07
61 minutes
81 TEASER | David Harvey: Capitalist Urbanization and the Right to the City
2024-Jan-22
11 minutes
80 | Grab Bag Special Episode with Michael Peterson! Utilitarian Harems, Nietzschean Ciphers, and Cowardly Chatbots
2024-Jan-09
82 minutes
79 | What Could It Mean to Say, “Capitalism Causes Sexism and Racism”? with Professor Vanessa Wills
2023-Dec-18
64 minutes
78 | Perry Anderson's Considerations on Western Marxism
2023-Dec-05
58 minutes
77 | What is Ecosocialism? Part I. John Bellamy Foster and the Metabolic Rift
2023-Nov-22
59 minutes
76 | For and Against Participatory Planning & Economics
2023-Nov-06
56 minutes
75 TEASER | Power, Reason, and Justification: Rainer Forst’s Critical Theory
2023-Oct-24
8 minutes
74 | Time and Work Discipline with E.P. Thompson
2023-Oct-02
58 minutes
73 | Effective Altruism is Terrible w/ John Duncan
2023-Sep-20
60 minutes
72 | Gerrard Winstanley and the English Revolution
2023-Sep-13
54 minutes
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2023-Aug-22
2 minutes
71 TEASER | What is Liberalism? Part IV: Neo-Republicanism
2023-Aug-08
19 minutes
70 | How Does Propaganda Work? w/ Dr. Megan Hyska
2023-Jul-28
58 minutes
69 | Mute Compulsion: Economic Power and Capitalist Domination w/ Dr. Søren Mau
2023-Jul-13
56 minutes
68 | F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom: Competition, Individualism, and the Politics of Reaction
2023-Jun-27
57 minutes
67 TEASER | What is Liberalism? III. John Rawls and Political Liberalism
2023-Jun-13
16 minutes
66 | What's Left of Equality? Between Opportunity and Flourishing
2023-May-30
60 minutes
65 | Gramsci's The Modern Prince
2023-May-17
61 minutes
64 | What is Aesthetics? Part II. How Does it Feel to be a Problem, Hip Hop Nation? W/ Dr. Michael Thomas
2023-May-01
62 minutes
63 Teaser | Lenin's State and Revolution
2023-Apr-17
9 minutes
62 | What is Aesthetics? Part I. Schiller's Letters on Aesthetic Education
2023-Apr-03
61 minutes
61 | Frantz Fanon, Racism, and the Alienation of Reason
2023-Mar-20
66 minutes
60 | Antifascism and Emancipatory Violence with Devin Zane Shaw
2023-Mar-06
71 minutes
59 | Herbert Marcuse B-Sides Mixtape
2023-Feb-20
65 minutes
58 Teaser | Angela Davis: Dialectics of Oppression and Liberation
2023-Feb-06
18 minutes
UNLOCKED: 24 | What's Left of Foucault?
2023-Jan-30
70 minutes
57 | What is Liberalism? Part II. Policing and Political Economy
2023-Jan-16
61 minutes
56 | Special Minisode: Hating on New Year’s Day with Antonio Gramsci
2023-Jan-01
31 minutes
55 Teaser | Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality
2022-Dec-20
8 minutes
54 | Expropriating the Expropriators w/ Dr. Jacob Blumenfeld
2022-Dec-05
67 minutes
53 | Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: Anti-Materialist Sociology
2022-Nov-28
70 minutes
52 | Mike Davis: Historical Materialism and Militant Theory
2022-Nov-14
63 minutes
51 Teaser | What is Utopia? Part III. Hermeneutics and Utopia: From Hans-Georg Gadamer to Ernst Bloch (Part 2)
2022-Nov-01
20 minutes
50 | Hermeneutics and Utopia: From Hans-Georg Gadamer to Ernst Bloch (Part 1)
2022-Oct-17
63 minutes
49 | Coming to Terms with Human Finitude w/ Prof. Martin Hägglund
2022-Oct-03
65 minutes
48 | Gillian Rose: Speculative Thinking and Post-Kantian Sociology with James Callahan
2022-Sep-19
60 minutes
47 | Guy Debord and the Society of the Spectacle
2022-Sep-06
61 minutes
46 Teaser | What is Dialectics? Part V: Adorno's Negative Dialectics
2022-Aug-22
10 minutes
45 | On Solidarity and Conflict with Nathan DuFord
2022-Aug-08
68 minutes
44 | Karl Kautsky's Cooperative Commonwealth
2022-Aug-01
61 minutes
43 | Transindividuality and Marxism with Jason Read
2022-Jul-26
61 minutes
42 | Going Beyond the Pleasure Principle with Freud
2022-Jul-12
68 minutes
41 | James Boggs and the Problem of Rights under Capitalism
2022-Jun-27
59 minutes
40 Teaser | What is Liberalism? Part I. John Locke's Second Treatise of Government
2022-Jun-13
11 minutes
39 | Lukács: Social Totality and the Commodity Form
2022-May-30
65 minutes
38 | Liberal Democracy in Crisis: Carl Schmitt and the Present
2022-May-16
60 minutes
37 Teaser | What’s the ‘Structural’ in ‘Structural Injustice’?: Iris Marion Young and Political Philosophy
2022-May-02
10 minutes
36 | What is Utopia? Part II. Plato's Republic (with Owen Alldritt)
2022-Apr-20
67 minutes
35 | Moral Luck and Pedagogy (with Aaron Rabinowitz)
2022-Apr-05
68 minutes
34 Teaser | What is Dialectics? Part IV: Dialectic of Enlightenment with Adorno and Horkheimer
2022-Mar-22
8 minutes
33 | (Un)Learning How to Do Politics with Hannah Arendt
2022-Mar-07
68 minutes
32 | What is Equality? Disagreeing with Jacques Rancière
2022-Feb-22
65 minutes
31 | Raymond Geuss: Realism in Political Theory
2022-Feb-07
62 minutes
30 | What is Utopia? Part I. Thomas More: Critical Realism in a Time of Enclosure
2022-Jan-24
60 minutes
29 | Sartre and the Question of Philosophy
2022-Jan-10
66 minutes
28 | A Very Special Holiday Episode: Learning How to Give with Jacques Derrida
2021-Dec-25
54 minutes
27 | Crisis and Utopian Consciousness
2021-Dec-21
65 minutes
26 | Wake Up and Choose Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin w/ Dr. Ashley Bohrer
2021-Dec-04
69 minutes
25 | Reflections on Freedom and the Cold War w/ Dr. Lea Ypi
2021-Nov-19
62 minutes
24 Teaser | What's Left of Foucault?
2021-Nov-05
23 minutes
23 | How Does a Democracy Keep its Character? Lessons from the Black Radical Tradition w/ Prof. Melvin Rogers
2021-Oct-22
66 minutes
22 | The Meaning of Disability (with Dr. Joel Michael Reynolds)
2021-Oct-08
68 minutes
21 | What is Critical Theory Doing? w/ Dr. Prof. Robin Celikates
2021-Aug-28
68 minutes
20 | David Walker and the Politics of Judgment
2021-Aug-13
58 minutes
19 | Machiavelli: Cunning, Fortune, and Republican Virtue
2021-Aug-01
71 minutes
18 | Spinoza: Necessity, Ethics, Joy
2021-Jul-16
73 minutes
17 Teaser | What is Dialectics? Part III: What's the Deal with Marx, Anyway?
2021-Jul-02
19 minutes
16 | Erik Olin Wright: Utopia and Social Science
2021-Jun-18
67 minutes
15 | What is Dialectics? Part II: We Need to Talk about Hegel
2021-Jun-04
76 minutes
14 | Thomas Hobbes Hates Your Book Club
2021-May-22
63 minutes
13 | What is Dialectics? Part I. The Crew Gets Kant-Pilled
2021-May-07
62 minutes
12 Teaser | Gustav Landauer: Anarchism, Utopia, Community
2021-Apr-23
8 minutes
11 | Climate Politics and Global Justice (with Dr. Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò)
2021-Apr-09
78 minutes
10 | Donna Haraway: Socialist Cyborg Affinities
2021-Mar-28
75 minutes
9 | C.L.R. James: Leadership, Organization, Mass Politics (with Dr. William Clare Roberts)
2021-Mar-12
61 minutes
8 | (Neo)colonialism and Anticolonialism
2021-Feb-26
66 minutes
7 | Why Does Class Matter?
2021-Feb-12
59 minutes
6 | What's Left of Positivism (with Dr. Liam Kofi Bright)
2021-Jan-29
72 minutes
5 Teaser | Beauvoir: Existentialism and Liberation
2021-Jan-15
14 minutes
4 | Security, Supreme Concept of Bourgeois Society?
2021-Jan-01
58 minutes
3 | Laclau and Mouffe, or How we learned to hate class and love Derrida
2020-Dec-18
71 minutes
2 | Stuart Hall: What are the politics of culture?
2020-Dec-18
76 minutes
1 | Althusser: Marxism and Philosophy
2020-Dec-18
62 minutes