philosophy

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Juergen Habermas on the concept of "the Political" (Episode 9)

Another Cultural Technologies Bootleg: This episode features German philosopher and social theorist Juergen Habermas's 2010 lecture on "'The Political': The Rational Meaning of a Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology" held at NYU. Habermas unpacks the merits and shortcomings of Carl Schmitt's concept of the political and flaws in Schmitt's account of the relation between European secularization and the rise of political liberalism.

WJT Mitchell: Iconology Today (Episode 6)

Literary critic and theorist of visual culture WJT Mitchell talks to us about his classic book Iconology, as well the fear of images, John Locke, digital media, ideology, the life of images, images as life, and more.

For more on visual culture today,  consider checking by the "Now! Visual Culture" conference being held at NYU in late May, where WJT Mitchell, myself, and a variety of scholars and artists will be giving talks. More info here.

Quentin Meillassoux in English at the Speculative Realism Conference (Episode 5)

(Note: Audio quality improves after the first few minutes of the lecture!)
 
 

Graham Harman's Object Lesson (Episode 4)

Philosopher Graham Harman, one of the major figures in the philosophical movement known as speculative realism, talks about object-oriented philosophy and his book The Quadruple Object. We also chat about Bruno Latour, the Egyptian revolution, Foucault, Freud, animal rights, and whether or not guns kill people.

 

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