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On this episode, the gang takes a look at Antonio Negri’s and Felix Guattari’s 1985 cowritten essay, “Communists Like US”. Guattari and Negri take a look at the state of socialist governmentality and examine the causes of the failure of the worker movement in Italy in the late seventies. The outlook seems bleak, but in these developments Negri and …
 
On this episode of Inner Experience we welcome in 2022 with our friend Chuck LeBlanc, a psychotherapist based in Canada and host of the Couch to Couch podcast, to talk about his therapeutic practice. Chuck takes us through his influences from the Positive Psychologist Carl Rogers to Gilles Deleuze and Alfred North Whitehead, and explains the method…
 
On this episode, we are joined by listener and philosophy student Rique to discuss his academic experience. We follow Rique through his intellectual and personal development as a student of philosophy. He discusses the importance of the relationships he’s developed with faculty and the process of applying to graduate programs. Also on the docket fo…
 
On this episode of Acid Horizon we are joined by Jason Read, a professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine, to discuss one of his essays on Spinoza and Marx. The title is 'The Order and Connection of Ideology Is the Same as the Order and Connection of Exploitation', and will appear in his forthcoming book Double Shift. In it, Read a…
 
On this episode of Acid Horizon, we're joined by Professor Gary Genosko to discuss essays from Machinic Eros, a collection of Felix Guattari's writings and interviews from this cultural exchange trips to Japan. We explore notions of machinic value and machinic enslavement, as well as control societies and Guattari's enthusiasm for the Free Radio Mo…
 
Fresh back from a brief hiatus last month, the Acid Horizon crew kick things off with the latest edition of Answers without Organs. In this episode Craig, Will, Matt, and Adam answer queries from patrons and twitter followers on such topics as: the use of psychoanalysis in political thought today, the meaning of philosophizing, getting critical the…
 
In this short episode, Adam reads his text "Demos, Kratos, Autos, Nomos: A Fragmentary Expenditure" in which he ruminates on the etymological origins of democracy, law, and of the power of people, distinct from its reification as 'The People', which grounds the notion of representative political institutions. Adam invites us to consider the distinc…
 
On this Halloween episode of Inner Experience, Craig, Will, and Adam are joined by Ted Hand (@t3dy), a researcher in and practitioner of the Tarot and related Esoteric matters of theory who hosts the series Tarot for the Soulless Materialist and Esoteric Beat. Ted joins the Inner Experience crew to explain the history of the tarot, its philosophica…
 
Today we’re joined by Dr Terry D. Thomson to discuss his work on Kant’s final, most esoteric, and most understudied philosophical work—his “chief achievement” as he called it—the Opus Postumum. This text is Kant’s attempt to radicalize his own philosophical process, rending the project of his three critiques from their ossifications as dogmas, and …
 
On this special Halloween episode of Acid Horizon, we're joined by Dr Jonathan Greenaway, whom you may know as the Youtube Video Essayist The Lit Crit Guy. Jon is also the cohost of the Horror Vanguard Podcast, and recent author of the text Theology, Horror and Fiction out on Bloomsbury press. Today, Jon joins us to discuss the prospects for a 'Got…
 
In this episode, Craig, Will, Matt, and Adam are joined by University of Vermont Professor Todd McGowan to discuss Hegel's concept of contradiction as he lays it out in his book, Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution. Throughout the latter part of the 20th century, Hegel's philosophy came to bear the stigma of a totalizing …
 
On this episode of Acid Horizon, Craig, Will, and Adam have the privilege of being joined by Jules Joanne Gleeson, a theorist, comedian, historian, and contributor to recent Transgender Marxism collection, which she co-edited with fellow theorist and political economist Elle O’Rourke. Jules joins us today not only to discuss the project of a Transg…
 
In this episode, Will and Adam are joined by Sasha Warren from unsoundmind.org to discuss the work of critical psychiatrist R.D. Laing, focusing on the first part of his book "The Divided Self" and its notion of the ontological insecurity of the schizophrenic mode of experience. We explore Laing's phenomenological method, his formulations of the se…
 
On this episode, Craig and Will are joined by John Protevi to discuss his latest book, Edges of the State. Protevi challenges dominant notions in anthropological research and other human sciences with anarchic perspective informed by theorists such as Pierre Clastres, Gilles Deleuze, James C. Scott, and others. Central to our discussion is the ques…
 
This is your Inner Experience. On this episode we’re finally going through the text that inspired the origin of this show; George Bataille’s Torture, from his book ‘Inner Experience’. Craig, Will, and Adam sketch out the terminological landscape of Bataille’s project, tackling such concepts as ‘Salvation’ ‘Impossibility’, ‘Divinity’, ‘Sacrifice’, ‘…
 
In this episode we are joined by Matt Colquhoun and Natasha Eves to discuss Mark Fisher’s essay on the politics of British rave culture, "Baroque Sunbursts". What type of solidarity and mutual commitment can be achieved through such experiences? What is the relation between conformity, the productive logic of neoliberalism, and “mandatory individua…
 
On this episode, Adam and Will are joined by Stuart Elden to discuss his latest book, The Early Foucault. We discuss the academic experiences and personal relationships that were formative in the Foucault’s development as an intellectual. The conversation ranges from Foucault’s early interest in Hegelianism to the influence of Canguilhem, Hyppolite…
 
In the latest edition of our Concepts in Focus series, our resident Stirner researcher Adam gives an overview of his conclusions so far regarding the meaning of two of Stirner's key notions; The Unique, and the Creative Nothing. Here, Adam draws upon his doctoral research into Stirner's work as well as his historical roots in Hegelianism, Hegel's L…
 
Subscribe to Acid Horizon on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast Merch: http://www.crit-drip.com On this episode of Inner Experience, Craig, Adam, and Will are joined by Micah, who is a grad student in the field of critical psychology. The focus of the discussion is the late American archetypal psychologist, James Hillman. Hillman’s…
 
Subscribe to Acid Horizon on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast Merch: http://www.crit-drip.com On this episode of Acid Horizon we’re joined by educator and public philosopher Dr Gregory B. Sadler to discuss Nick Land’s Fanged Noumena. We talk about the historical trajectory of Land’s work, his critiques of Kant and redeployments o…
 
On this episode, we discuss the second essay of Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals and the question of the developmental origins of responsibility and conscience from the moral point of view. To bring responsibility under the knife, Nietzsche focuses on a paradigm case of morality playing itself out on the field of responsibility on t…
 
On this special edition with Repeater Radio, Craig, Adam, Matt, and Will are joined by Graham Jones to discuss his podcast/project Red Enlightenment. This conversation ranges from the tension between conventional materialist and spirituality to the Spinoza and Mark Fisher. How does one make a case for a materialist spirituality? What are the politi…
 
"The Stranger", as they are known, visits Craig, Adam, and Will on this episode of Inner Experience. A psycho/schizoanalyst that some may know by the name DC Barker (tic) shares his approach and tools he implements in his practice. The discussion ranges from self-help gurus to accelerationism, from Freud to Tony Robbins. Craig shares an eerie dream…
 
Contribute to Acid Horizon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast Merch: http://www.crit-drip.com A Reading of Georges Bataille's "The Solar Anus". Patrons enjoy readings such as these from time to time in addition to our regular contact. Please subscribe! Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/169wvvhi Happy Hour at Hippel's (…
 
What is a dispositif? Translated into English as “apparatus”, this term plays a crucial role in Foucault’s thought. In this episode, we explore Agamben’s genealogical treatment of this Foucauldian notion. His treatment takes him across Christian theology, Hegel, and more. Joining Craig, Adam, and Will is Yung Agamben from the D E C O D E podcast. O…
 
In our episode on the non-philosophy of Laruelle, Jeremy mentioned a section from The Gay Science that was important to Laruelle's reading of Nietzsche. Verse 346 and the verses that precede it tie together many important strands in the Acid Horizon extended universe; they form a thread which runs through our episode on Laruelle and Deleuze's attac…
 
In this episode we talk with Jeremy R. Smith, co-editor of Oraxiom: A Journal of Non-Philosophy, a translator, and PhD candidate at the Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism at Western University. Our discussion is pegged to an essay by the French philosopher Francois Laruelle titled 'Non-Philosophy as Heresy'. Together, we take on the concept…
 
Acid Horizon presents a reading of Friedrich Nietzsche's "The Wanderer and His Shadow". Contribute to Acid Horizon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/169wvvhi Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.com New Revolts (Matt’s Blog): https://newrevolts.co…
 
What is the role of the face in the construction of societies and the development their forms of political power? In today's episode, we are joined by Sean from 'Buddies Without Organs', a philosophy podcast which conducts close readings of the work of Deleuze and Guattari. Together, we examine the plateau entitled "Year Zero: Faciality" from Deleu…
 
In this episode of Acid Horizon, we had the privilege to discuss the metaphysics of anarchy with Professor Catherine Malabou of the European Graduate School and the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy. In the interview, we use the introduction to Reiner Schürmann's work "Heidegger on Being and Acting: From Principles to Anarchy" as a …
 
This week we discuss the first few chapters of Marcello Tari's new book There Is No Unhappy Revolution. With figures such as Marx, Deleuze, and Negri hovering in the background, Craig, Adam, Matt, and Will discuss the questions and ideas posed in these early sections. We discuss how an insurrection can be turned into a revolution, and whether democ…
 
Why is it that the masses desired and worked toward their own servitude in the 1930s? In this episode, Craig, Will, and Adam take a look at an essay in Wilhelm Reich’s Mass Psychology of Fascism, “Ideology as a Material Force.” Here, Reich pushes back against some of his Marxist contemporaries. To Reich, the purely economic explanation of the rise …
 
In this episode, Craig, Adam, Matt, and Will examine an early writing of Friedrich Engels entitled "Outlines of a Critique of Political Economy". How can we interpret the evidently moralistic language in Engels' work in light of the anti-moralism which characterizes his later writings with Marx, namely within "The German Ideology". In "Outlines", E…
 
In this episode, Craig, Adam, Will, and Matt answer listeners’ questions ranging from Deleuze and Derrida to MacIntyre and Adorno. What are some ways to read philosophy effectively? Where does theory intersect with the novel and how does this encounter affect philosophy? Craig flexes his pedagogical muscles, Adam muses on the double bind of Twitter…
 
*CW: discussions of psychological trauma, sexual assault, suicide, depression, and anxiety* Welcome to the first episode of the new series ‘Inner Experience’ from Acid Horizon! A show about exploring our consciousness, the weird, the eerie, and the beyond. For this episode, Craig, Will, and Adam are joined by Andy (@cainalikehyena), the Black Metal…
 
In this episode, we invited friends of the show, Will and Anton, to discuss their upcoming project: an ethnographic, musicological, and philosophical investigation into the aesthetic phenomenon of 'PC Music' and its unique digital use of space, facial framing, and audible intensity in generating concert experiences. Taking artists such as A.G. Cook…
 
What does it mean to tremble before something? In this episode, we cover “Whom to Give to” from Jacques Derrida’s The Gift of Death. Why do we commit to one other instead of all others? Our discussion centers around the notions of the ethical, the universal, and the choices we make. This is a unique work of Derrida’s – one informed by a very focuse…
 
CONTENT WARNING: MENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSION In this episode, Craig, Will, Matt, and Adam invite friend of the show Rose( @8leggedloser) to discuss the notion of 'impostor syndrome'. Using texts such as Mark Fisher's "Good for Nothing" and Deleuze's "Plato and the Simulacrum" from his Logic of Sense, we consider what it means to feel a failure of iden…
 
Why is there something rather than nothing? In this episode, Craig, Matt, Will, and Adam address Heidegger’s inaugural lecture “What is Metaphysics?”. For Heidegger, the central problem of metaphysics lies at the level of the “is” itself. His pursuit is to establish a fundamental understanding of Being, something he believes has been almost entirel…
 
In this episode, Craig, Matt, Will, and Adam close out the year by taking a look at Deleuze’s “To Have Done with Judgment”. In this work, Deleuze’s crosses paths with Artaud, but Nietzsche, Lawrence, and Kafka are also at his disposal. Those familiar with Deleuze's work will be familiar with some of the machines operating here. How does judgement f…
 
In this episode, Craig, Matt, Will, and Adam are joined by critic, artist, cultural theorist, and assistant curator at Rhizome Aria Dean to discuss her 2017 essay "Notes on Blacceleration." In this episode, the Acid Horizon crew discusses with Aria the paradox of the ontological constitution of the black subject that sits at the very beginning of c…
 
In this episode, Craig, Matt, Will, and Adam return to Deleuze’s essay on the society of control. There are some crucial questions to ask: What is the nature of control? How does the control society differ from the society of discipline that Foucault identified in his work prior? Are we living in a control society, or some kind of hybrid? This work…
 
In this episode, Taylor, Cooper, Will, and Craig break into Deleuze's famous text "Proust and Signs". For most of us, this was the first time we encounter the text. Together we strive to unpack the meaning of Deleuze's phrase "the search for truth is the search for lost time". We also cover Deleuze's concept of essence and apprenticeship. Support t…
 
Taylor Adkins joins us for another episode to introduce his recent translation of Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information Vol. I & II . We carefully comb through introduction, unpacking Simondon's concept of individuation. Also, we discuss Simondon's work in view of Ancient thinkers and the subsequent work of Deleuze and Guattari.…
 
We engage with the existentialism of Benjamin Fondane, an existentialist philosopher who is not widely celebrated in the English speaking world but whose name enjoys renown among Francophones. Craig, Will, Adam, and Taylor look at “Existential Monday and the Sunday of History”, an essay which seeks to define the role of the existential philosopher …
 
Is metal (heavy, black, death, etc.) radical? is there something about metal that sets it apart from other genres as being potentially revolutionary? More broadly, can there exist an aesthetics capable of instigating a struggle against capital which resists recuperation? David Burke is a PhD candidate and music writer who has contributed to The Qui…
 
“The Oldest Systematic Program of German Idealism” is an esoteric text at the heart of 19th century German philosophy and of no certain authorship. The primary contention is that it was most likely written by either Hölderlin, Hegel, or Schelling during their time together as essentially collage dorm-mates whilst at Tübinger Stift in Germany, altho…
 
What is ‘left accelerationism’? (Are there more than one?) How has capitalism changed and what implications does it hold for emancipatory politics? In this episode, we examine some of the essential literature of L/acc, giving particular focus to Karl Marx’s “Fragment on Machines” from Grundrisse and Williams and Srnicek’s “Manifesto for an Accelera…
 
Step through the oddly placed door and enter the world of the weird and the eerie. In this episode, we dive into Mark Fisher’s The Weird and the Eerie with author and photographer Matt Colquhoun (xenogothic.com). Matt is the Author of Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher. He has also edited the compilation final lecture series entitled P…
 
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