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Podcast Profile: Theory Talk

podcast imageTwitter: @theory_talk@FractalOntology@tadkins613 (@FractalOntology followed by 32 philosophers)
Site: soundcloud.com/theory-talk
75 episodes
2016 to 2020
Average episode: 69 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session, featuring in-depth discussions of contemporary thought and thinkers. The show is produced by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins. | | Podcast cover photo: "Trouble Light" (1977) by Joseph Nechvatal.

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List Updated: 2022-Aug-10 11:32 UTC. Episodes: 75. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2020-Apr-01 • 72 minutes
Ep. 74: Futurality
Joe and Taylor are back to talk about the future: the inchoate science of the mind; presently-untheorized forms of social organization; transcendental computation. The discussion begins with Laruelle and the belligerence of philosophy.
2019-Nov-10 • 139 minutes
Ep. 73: Writing / Socrates
Joe and Taylor are back for more than two hours of Theory Talk. In the first session: writing and philosophy; the citational nexus between Deleuze, Guattari, Laruelle and Badiou. In the second session, some meditations on the ancient world with Homer and Socrates.
2019-Sep-27 • 62 minutes
Ep. 72: Theory Trek
Come along on a voyage to where no philosopher has gone before! (Okay, maybe they've gone there.) A brief analysis of the Greek word "nomos" introduces a critical discussion of Star Trek, specifically TOS and TNG, which is the material we are most familiar with. Spatiality and strategy; aesthetics and social transformation; becoming-child, utopian ethics and the absolute. Join Taylor and Joe on a journey to the edge of metaphysical space! Theory Talk is a weird and wonderful philosophy podcast produced b...
2019-Sep-14 • 85 minutes
Ep. 71: Nonstandard Philosophy
Laruelle's nonstandard philosophy. Suspension in Laruelle and Kierkegaard; superposition and aufhebung; philosophy, religion and tyranny; the ethics of decision; inclusivity and futural thought-amplitudes.
2019-Aug-28 • 68 minutes
Posthuman Life with David John Roden
Dr. David John Roden, philosopher and author of Posthuman Life. Come explore the edges of the human with us! Speculative and critical posthumanisms; the transhuman problematic; ethics and filters; hyperplastics and dark phenomena.
2019-Jul-13 • 48 minutes
Ep. 70: Turing Cops
Joe and Taylor are back to talk philosophy (of) cybernetics: Turing and Chomsky; general intelligence and stratification; the infinity of the dictionary (and of other regimes of signification); teleology and transformation; language and world-modeling.
2019-Jul-11 • 69 minutes
Ep. 69: Dreamwork II
Joe and Taylor converse about dreams: language and the unconscious; stratification and associative lines; deep time and disconnection; industrial civilization and dreaming-machines; the social function of dreaming. Recommended Reading: The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula le Guin The Book of Chang-Tzu Fragments, Heraclitus Daybreak, Nietzsche
2019-May-11 • 73 minutes
Ep. 68: Rhizomatics
Join Joe and Taylor for a conversation about language with Guattari and Chomsky. Wiener and Simondon; transcendental utopianism; antiproduction; pragmatics and diagrams; the political economy of language. Recommended Reading: Recursivity and Contingency (Yuk Hui) "Introduction: Rhizome" from A Thousand Plateaus (Deleuze and Guattari) The Machinic Unconscious (Felix Guattari, tr. Taylor Adkins!)
2019-Mar-25 • 55 minutes
Ep. 67: Life
Join Taylor and Joe as they explore the vital individuations of the living form. Zarathustra’s sympathy for unfortunate exceptions and transitional forms; zoological creativity and imagination; natural languages and organic programs; society and animality: the imprinting of an ecology on the individual and the transcoding of living forms between species; life as experimental technology; from morality to ethico-aesthetics. Recommended Reading: “Pure Variation and Organic Stratification” (Jérôme Rosanvallon...
2019-Mar-04 • 65 minutes
Ep. 66: Amplitudes of Thought
Joe and Taylor talk about Taylor and Rocco Gangle's forthcoming translation of "Non-standard Philosophy" by François Laruelle: superpositions; speculative supercolliders; amplitudes of thought; fluctuations of the soul; practical utopia. Support Theory Talk on Patreon today: go ahead, take a second right now and subscribe -- https://patreon.com/theorytalk Thanks so much to all our listeners and supporters. You make the show possible!
2019-Feb-16 • 62 minutes
Ep. 65: Information and Individuation
Taylor shares some thoughts about his new translation of Simondon's doctoral thesis ("Individuation in the Light of the Notions of Form and Information".) The individuation of thinking; the aesthetics of subjectivity; the dialectic of society and technology; the political ramifications of artificial intelligence. Support Theory Talk on Patreon: https://patreon.com/theorytalk Follow @theory_talk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theory_talk
2019-Feb-05 • 130 minutes
Ep. 64: Mathematics; Annihilation
Listen all the way to the second half for a discussion about Laruelle and Levinas with Matt Rosen! But first, Joe and Taylor begin exploring the philosophy of mathematics with Serres and Bachelard: the uncanny power of deduction; grounding formal systems; measurement schemes; the geometry of black holes. Recommended Reading "Synthetic Philosophy of Contemporary Mathematics", Francisco Zalamea "The Birth of Physics", Michel Serres Support Theory Talk on Patreon: https://patreon.com/theorytalk Follow Th...
2019-Jan-07 • 110 minutes
Ep. 63: Languages; Anti-Oedipus
Joe and Taylor are back to talk philosophy! Laruelle and Simondon; structuralism and relativity; identities and individuations; languages and ideas. In the second part, a pre-hiatus discussion of Anti-Oedipus. Support Theory Talk on Patreon: https://patreon.com/theorytalk Follow @theory_talk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theory_talk
2018-Oct-07 • 87 minutes
Ep. 62: Phaedrus
Join Joe and Taylor as they study the Phaedrus together. Madness and love; philosophy and psychoanalysis; trees and forests; writing well. Recommended Reading: "Phaedrus" by Plato "The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond" by Jacques Derrida
2018-Sep-22 • 94 minutes
Ep. 61: Beyond the Pleasure Principle
In this episode, Joe and Taylor dig into psychoanalysis and Freud's "Beyond the Pleasure Principle". A lot of ground is covered: the death drive; repetition; automatism; the performative and speculative merits of psychoanalysis. What is the value that analysis adds to our lives? (Phaedrus looms here in the background as well, and the status of paranoia...) Recommended Reading: "Beyond the Pleasure Principle", Sigmund Freud "Phaedrus" by Plato See also Joe's "Phaedrus Beyond": https://fractalontology.word...
2018-Sep-09 • 50 minutes
Ep. 60: Sophocles
On the occasion of Joe's new essay on Sophocles and the Theban Plays, come along with us as we explore the ancient drama, with the help of Freud, Nietzsche, Socrates, Derrida, Deleuze and Laruelle. Recommended Reading: "Oedipus, Narcissus, Odysseus: Notes Towards a Theory of Temporal Structure in Homer and Sophocles" (https://fractalontology.wordpress.com/o...
2018-Sep-07 • 96 minutes
Ep. 59: The Victim (with Joevenn Neo)
We are very pleased to present this discussion on Girard and Laruelle with Joevenn Neo, a philosophy Ph.D. student and translator of "Philosophic Scripts" by Anne-Francois Schmid. In our roundtable on the victim, we begin with an exposition of Girard's theory of mimesis and the victimage mechanism, and then weave our way around to Laruelle and Guattari through the lens of the victim. Afterwards, a little discussion between Joe and Taylor on similar themes recorded a week later. Recommended Reading: "Philo...
2018-Aug-19 • 39 minutes
Ep. 58: Cynicism
Joe and Taylor discuss the Stoics and the Cynics, and in particular the role of "cynicism" in modern thought; justice and the law; the interface between Hellenism and Judaism. Recommended Reading "The Image of Law: Deleuze, Bergson, Spinoza" by Alexandre Lefebvre "The Pre-Platonic Philosophers" by Friedrich Nietzsche
2018-Jul-22 • 83 minutes
Ep. 57: The Essence of the World
Joe and Taylor conduct a philosophical thought experiment into the essence of the world, inspired by the thought and literature of new realism (see readings below.) In our second conversation (36:40), we return once again to Ionia and the Odyssey. Recommended Reading “The World Goes On”, László Krasnahorkai “The World Does Not Exist”, Markus Gabriel
2018-Jun-21 • 114 minutes
Ep. 56: Image of Thought / Odyssey (excerpt)
Joe and Taylor return to Difference and Repetition for an hour of discussion about the image of thought. Then, return to Ionia in an excerpt from our conversation about Homer's Odyssey -- available in full to our patrons. (Thank you!) Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/theorytalk Follow... @theory_talk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theory_talk Read Fractal Ontology: http://ontology.io Recommended Reading: - "Image of Thought", ch. 3 of Difference and Repetition (Gilles Deleuze) - Isonomia: T...
2018-Jun-01 • 39 minutes
Ep. 55: Love, Pleasure, Friendship and the Good Life (with James Winchester)
In this episode, Taylor interviews James Winchester, author of several books, including "Nietzsche's Aesthetic Turn". (Dr. Winchester was also our undergrad philosophy teacher!) Support Theory Talk: https://www.patreon.com/theorytalk Follow... Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theory_talk
2018-May-09 • 71 minutes
Ep. 54: Roundtable on Deleuze (with Justin Murphy)
Joe and Taylor check in, then Justin Murphy stops by to talk Deleuze and politics with us. (This is the first part of a longer discussion available in full on Patreon.) Support Theory Talk: https://www.patreon.com/theorytalk Read Fractal Ontology: http://ontology.io
2018-Apr-29 • 44 minutes
Ep. 53: ATP; Guattari (Teaser)
This episode contains an excerpt from our hour-long discussion on Felix Guattari (a special feature for our patrons.) But before that, Taylor and Joe discuss A Thousand Plateaus and collective writing practices. Support Theory Talk on Patreon: patreon.com/theorytalk Follow Theory Talk on Twitter: twitter.com/theory_talk Read Fractal Ontology: http://ontology.io
2018-Mar-25 • 93 minutes
Ep. 52: Computation
Joe and Taylor make some inroads into the philosophy of computer science. In the first session: halting problems; randomness and short programs; the political economy of cognition. In the second session: what does a sign do if it doesn't signify? Support Theory Talk: patreon.com/theorytalk Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/theory_talk Read Joe's short design-fiction "Getting Started with your Xerocomputer" on Fractal Ontology: https://fractalontology.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/getting-started-with-your-xe...
2018-Mar-21 • 33 minutes
Ep. 51: Difference and Repetition (Teaser)
Joe and Taylor discuss the Spinozist roots of Deleuze's philosophy of difference. This is an excerpt from our special two-hour feature on Difference and Repetition. Become a patron at the $5 level to hear the whole thing today! Support Theory Talk: patreon.com/theorytalk Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/theory_talk Read Fractal Ontology: ontology.io
2018-Feb-26 • 79 minutes
Ep. 50: Monads / Sport
Taylor and Joe are here to celebrate our fiftieth episode! The discussion begins with monads. In the second half: the philosophy of sport. Support Theory Talk: https://www.patreon.com/theorytalk Follow... Theory Talk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theory_talk
2018-Feb-16 • 102 minutes
Ep. 49: Material of Existence
In the first session presented here, the discussion begins with blocks and blockages; Derrida’s appearance in a critical section of Anti-Oedipus; structuralism and the science of life. In the second session, from Badiou to acceleration. Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/theorytalk Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/theory_talk
2018-Jan-29 • 15 minutes
Ep. 48: Laruelle (Teaser)
Joe and Taylor spent an hour discussing Laruelle in a special feature for our patrons. Here's a sample of that discussion. Support Theory Talk on Patreon at any level to hear the full conversation: patreon.com/theorytalk
2018-Jan-03 • 77 minutes
Ep. 47: Civilization (Discontent)
Joe and Taylor are back to talk philosophy! In this wintry episode, culture and the unconscious: discontent and double-binds; Rousseau's theory of inequality; minority and segmentarity; what is cultivation? A tiny excursus about Judaism follows the main discussion.
2017-Dec-02 • 55 minutes
Ep. 46: The Ancients
Joe and Taylor are back to think about the ancient world: the birth of philosophy from mythology; Nietzsche's portraits of the pre-Socratics; the primal matters of water and fire; Job and Anaximander. Support Theory Talk: patreon.com/theorytalk Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/theory_talk
2017-Oct-24 • 72 minutes
Ep. 45: America Dreaming
First, post-apocalypse and the ruins of the cultural unconscious. Next: checking in on the American experiment. Support Theory Talk: https://patreon.com/theorytalk
2017-Oct-10 • 45 minutes
Ep. 44: Dark Deleuze (with Andrew Culp)
Joe interviews Andrew Culp, media theorist and author of Dark Deleuze. Support Theory Talk: https://patreon.com/theorytalk Buy Dark Deleuze: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Deleuze-Forerunners-Ideas-First/dp/1517901332...
2017-Sep-24 • 72 minutes
Ep. 43: Abilities
This week: language and capability; climatology; a non-journalism? Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. Your hosts are Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins, independent scholars in the humanities and founders of the theory weblog Fractal Ontology (https://ontology.io).
2017-Sep-18 • 85 minutes
Ep. 42: Telepathy
Social mediation and telepathy; mutations in the image of thought; the transcendental city of multitudes. In the lightning round: the results of a non-philosophical experiment. Theory Talk is a weird and wonderful philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session from Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins. Enjoying the show? Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/theorytalk Links: "Philo-f... and Experimental Texts" https://fractalontology.wordpress.com/philo-fictions...
2017-Sep-04 • 79 minutes
Ep. 41: Labor of Thought
In this episode: transcendental aliens; how to be worthy of freedom; are all definitions analytic? --Listen to the end for our new game: the Lightning Round, a mutual interview segment with short answers (less than one minute.) Theory Talk is a weird and wonderful philosophy podcast from Theoretical Media. Your hosts are Joseph Weissman (https://twitter.com/fractalontology) and Taylor Adkins (https://twitter.com/tadkins613). Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher to listen to new and archived episodes for free!...
2017-Aug-26 • 67 minutes
Ep. 40: Archipelagoes
How do the faculties of thought work? Can thinking become an archipelago -- instead of a battlefield? In today's episode, Joe and Taylor investigate the structure and potential of the image of thought, and offer speculations about the future of philosophy. In the second half: a dream about philosophical territories. Theory Talk is a weird and wonderful philosophy podcast. You can listen to new and archived episodes for free by subscribing on iTunes or Stitcher. While you're there, please give us a rating...
2017-Aug-20 • 33 minutes
Ep. 39: Noumenology
Joe and Taylor are back for another critical thinking jam session. In this episode: the transcendentalism of Kant, Spinoza, Hegel; the transcendental empiricism of Deleuze; mathematical physics and the real; robopsychology and aliens. Theory Talk is a weird and wonderful philosophy podcast from Theoretical Media. Joe and Taylor are independent scholars in the humanities and founders of the theory weblog Fractal Ontology (https://ontology.io). If you enjoy the show, why not let your friends know? And while...
2017-Aug-16 • 100 minutes
Ep. 38: Virtue and the Humanities
Amidst fake news and creeping fascism, Joe and Taylor discuss a return to the humanities. Also: Socrates and Laruelle; Kant's first critique.
2017-Aug-07 • 53 minutes
Ep. 37: The Cultivation of Joy
In this episode, Joe and Taylor think about Spinoza: ethics as a weapon against negativity; the relation between power and desire; ethology and judgments about ways of life; freedom and the differential relation between actions and passions. Theory Talk is a weird and wonderful philosophy podcast from Theoretical Media. Your hosts are Joseph Weissman (twitter.com/fractalontology) and Taylor Adkins (twitter.com/tadkins613), independent scholars in the humanities and founders of the theory weblog fractal ont...
2017-Jul-20 • 21 minutes
Ep. 36: Ecology of the Concept
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session from theoretical media. In today's show Joe and Taylor talk about ecology and culture: Joe offers an analogy between Darwin’s finches and discursive spheres; Taylor probes the critical sense of rationality.
2017-Jun-30 • 40 minutes
Ep. 35: Stereotypy
Does all thinking navigate stereotypes? Join Joe and Taylor for a wide-ranging discussion about reading, thinking and writing. Statistics and the intuition; syntax and representation; sense and stoicism; symbols and judgment. Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. Your hosts are Taylor Adkins (@tadkins613) and Joseph Weissman (@fractalontology). Thanks for thinking with us!
2017-Jun-23 • 58 minutes
Ep. 34: Impossible Dreams
Today's episode was prompted by Emmet Rensin's article "The Blathering Super-ego at the End of History", a critique of managerial liberalism recently published in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Read it here: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-blathering-superego-at-the-end-of-histor... discussion is somewhat more narrowly focused on the United States at first (Joe and Taylor are still processing a recent loss by the Democrats in a nearby special election.) However the discussion ends up being very br...
2017-Jun-13 • 39 minutes
Ep. 33: "Bach was a Computer"
Today Joe and Taylor think a bit about situationism: art and the essence of humanity; the construction of the world; modernity and realism; the contingency of capitalism. Theory Talk is our weird and wonderful philosophy podcast! Your hosts are Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins, independent scholars in the humanities and founders of the theory weblog Fractal Ontology (ontology.io). Your support makes the show possible. Leave us a tip at patreon.com/theorytalk.
2017-May-27 • 47 minutes
Ep. 32: Music
In today's episode, a wide-ranging discussion about music and modes of life. Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session with Taylor Adkins and Joseph Weissman, independent scholars in the humanities and founders of the Fractal Ontology weblog (ontology.io).
2017-May-18 • 36 minutes
Ep. 31: Messages
Today's episode is about politics, religion, messaging and the left. Theory Talk is hosted by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins, independent scholars in the humanities and founders of the theory weblog Fractal Ontology (http://ontology.io). Recorded Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
2017-Apr-28 • 31 minutes
Ep. 30: Geometry of Affect
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical theory talk jam session. In this episode: affect and individuation; the complicity between Nietzsche and Spinoza; evolution and technology. Theory Talk is hosted by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins, independent scholars in the humanities and founders of the Fractal Ontology weblog (ontology.io).
2017-Apr-20 • 58 minutes
Ep. 29: Simulation
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. In this episode, a deeper look at automation and society: the sense of simulation; the ethics of artificial intelligence; the politics of the future. Theory Talk is hosted by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins, independent scholars in the humanities and founders of the theory weblog Fractal Ontology (ontology.io). We make the show because we believe thinking and writing and urgently important today. We're so glad you're thinking with us...
2017-Apr-15 • 67 minutes
Ep. 28: The Whole of the Law
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. Today's show is in a more Gabfest format, with three twenty-minute segments. First, dreams and revelation; next, wars and drugs; finally, the grandeur of the law. Theory Talk is hosted by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins, independent scholars in the humanities and founders of the theory weblog Fractal Ontology (https://ontology.io). We make the show because we believe thinking and writing and urgently important today. We're so glad y...
2017-Apr-07 • 64 minutes
Ep. 27: The City
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. In this episode: dialectics and the impossibility of contradiction; the politics of truth; the nature of the city. Hosted by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins. Recorded Apr. 6, 2017.
2017-Apr-01 • 67 minutes
Ep. 26: The Unimaginable
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. In this episode, revolutionary transformation; the limits of the imagination; the future of the planet. But first, a warmup discussion on utopian axiomatics.
2017-Mar-25 • 76 minutes
Ep. 25: "The Dream of Esperanto"
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. This episode, Joe and Taylor discuss modalities of subjectification. Includes a preview of the patron-only post-game show!
2017-Mar-21 • 138 minutes
Ep. 24: Speech and Capital
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. In this episode, the power of expression and the archaeology of capitalism: despotism and paranoia; the empire and the desert; censorship and humor; is capitalism interminable? Includes a preview of our patron-only post-game show!
2017-Mar-18 • 113 minutes
Ep. 23: D+G
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. In this episode, Joe and Taylor talk Guattari and Deleuze: the anthropomorphic representation of sex; structuralism and reproduction; writing and metaphor; the scientificity of psychoanalysis.
2017-Mar-12 • 98 minutes
Ep. 22: Institutional Analysis
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. This week, Joe and Taylor discuss institutional analysis: love as the investment of desire into the social field; the transcendental use of the syntheses of the unconscious; peoples and nations; the micropolitics of automation; post-apocalyptic narratology. The episode starts with a cold open. Recorded Mar 11, 2017.
2017-Mar-10 • 79 minutes
Ep. 21: Universal Structures
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. In the main dialogue today, universal structures and power formations. --But first, a quick warm-up chat comparing Deleuze and Derrida.
2017-Mar-04 • 46 minutes
Ep. 20: Speculation (with Katerina Kolozova)
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. In this episode, Joe interviews philosopher Katerina Kolozova on the occasion of her new book "Towards a Radical Metaphysics of Socialism: Marx and Laruelle". The discussion covers: the genesis of the work; the materiality of speculation; metaphysics after philosophy; the detachment of capitalism from reality.
2017-Feb-25 • 72 minutes
Ep. 19: Reason and Laughter
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. This week, affects in the history of philosophy; Nietzsche’s diagnosis of Plato; the clumsiness of philosophers; the pathos of distance; democracy and discrimination; violence and logic.
2017-Feb-22 • 80 minutes
Ep. 18: Lies
Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session. This week, deception: noble lies; cunning and typology; the power of the false; justice in language.
2017-Feb-18 • 69 minutes
Ep. 17: Science
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session. This week, the war between thoughts; the difference between facts and data; inter-theoretic reduction; science (of) philosophy; a universalism to-come?
2017-Feb-12 • 118 minutes
Ep. 16: Dreamwork
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session. This week, grammar and the law; alien logic and the science of dreams; philosophy as transcendental dreamwork; structuralism and culture; hospitality and strangers.
2017-Feb-08 • 72 minutes
Ep. 15: The Use and Abuse of History
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session. This week, the untimely; combatting resignation; modes of history (critical, monumental and antiquarian); forgetting and action; the sicknesses of the historical and the a-historical; prehistory and deep time; immediacy and reaction; cultivation and intelligence.
2017-Feb-05 • 54 minutes
Ep. 14: Imagination
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session. In this week's episode, the concatenation of images; passive and active syntheses; the gap between understanding and imagination; expressionism and the emotions; the deconstruction of ethnology; the radiance of the holy.
2017-Feb-01 • 62 minutes
Ep. 13: Memory
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session. In this episode, Joe and Taylor revisit themes from earlier shows: the function of dreaming; repetition and the death-drive; the paradox of omniscience; the dichotomy of remembering and becoming; Odysseus' modernity; hubris and collective memory.
2017-Jan-29 • 68 minutes
Ep. 12: Psychoanalysis
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session. In this episode, Joe and Taylor discuss the logic of the unconscious; presence and absence; the rhythm of memory; symptom enjoyment; trauma and stratification; the paradox of censorship; Freud’s clientele; rumination; and why the President is unhappy.
2017-Jan-26 • 45 minutes
Ep. 11: Tools and Weapons
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session. In the first part of this week's episode, Joe and Taylor discuss the mystery of the origin of the state; Gilgamesh and war machines; Cain and the city; inequality in Rousseau. In the second part, metallurgy; tools and weapons; malleability and nomic games; jewelry.
2017-Jan-18 • 62 minutes
Ep. 10: Literature and the Anonymous
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session. This week, Taylor and Joe discuss major and minor languages; group authorship and bardic tradition; Homer, Shakespeare and Anonymous; the difference between stories and plots; Lao-Tzu.
2017-Jan-15 • 82 minutes
Ep. 9: Vision and Empire
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session. In this week's first section, Joe asks a question about the pedagogy of imperialism. In the second section, a discussion of bureaucracy.
2017-Jan-12 • 90 minutes
Ep. 8: Time/Language
Theory Talk is a critical thinking jam session with Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins. This week, Joe and Taylor discuss temporal modalities in grammar; meta-communication; rhetoric, persuasion and evidence; alien semantics; alphabetic structuralism.
2017-Jan-02 • 50 minutes
Ep. 7: Utopia
Theory Talk is an open discussion of contemporary philosophical concerns with Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins. This week, Joe and Taylor discuss the new year; calendars; the inorganic life of time; heat death; Ruyer's analysis of utopia; anti-worlds.
2016-Dec-29 • 37 minutes
Ep. 6: Physics and Ethics
Joe and Taylor are back to talk philosophy! The conversation starts off with discussion about Simondon.
2016-Dec-29 • 34 minutes
Ep. 5: Origin Story
Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins are once again in discussion. Tune in this week on Theory Talk for reflections on Nietzsche; translation; and Joe and Taylor sharing some memories from when they met as undergraduate students.
2016-Dec-24 • 45 minutes
Ep. 4: Laruelle and Mood
A discussion of Francois Laruelle, featuring Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins in conversation
2016-Dec-24 • 39 minutes
Ep. 3: Simondon and Disparation
Gilbert Simondon's concept of disparation, discussed by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins
2016-Dec-18 • 110 minutes
Ep. 2: Halting Problems, Pt II
A discussion about Laruelle, philosophy and branding, with Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins. The second episode from the "Halting Problems" sessions.
2016-Dec-18 • 59 minutes
Ep. 1: Halting Problems, Pt. I
A discussion about politics, Simondon and the future. (Part I of the "Halting Problems" sessions.) Featuring Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins.