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Episode 432: Understanding Hegel Again (ft. Todd McGowan)

Diet Soap - a podcast

Todd McGowan, author of Enjoyment Right & Left and Emancipation After Hegel discusses the difference between Pinkard and Zizek and the question of Hegel's ontological claims in this week's Diet Soap podcast. McGowan also discusses the question of universality and the State in this week's patron's only podcast. 

46mins

10 Aug 2022

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Learning About Lacan w/ Todd McGowan

Revolutionary Left Radio

Todd McGowan returns to the show, this time to discuss the French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan. Breht and Todd explore many of his core concepts, his relation to Freud and Freud’s theory, his politics, his contributions to psychology, how his insights can useful for us today, and so much more.  Check out Todd's podcast “Why Theory?” on your preferred podcast app! Previous episdoes with Todd: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/capitalism-and-desire-in-dialogue-with-psychoanalysis https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/hegel Outro music: "Cold Blood" by Josiah and the Bonnevilles Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio

1hr 39mins

11 Jul 2022

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Fatal Juicense w/ Todd McGowan

Pod Damn America

We discuss the pharaoh's curse placed on assassinated Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, before an interview with professor Todd McGowan on mass shootings, and dire warnings from the Economist on Chile's new constitution.TODD'S SUBLATION ARTICLE: https://www.sublationmag.com/post/how-to-enjoy-shootingPATREON + DISCORDpatreon.com/poddamnamericaANDERS SUBSTACKAnderslee.substack.comGAME BOYShttps://caveat.nyc/series/game-boys/PAID PROTESTpaidprotest7.eventbrite.com/

1hr 11mins

9 Jul 2022

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Todd McGowan, "Universality and Identity Politics" (Columbia UP, 2020)

New Books in Critical Theory

The great political ideas and movements of the modern world were founded on a promise of universal emancipation. But in recent decades, much of the Left has grown suspicious of such aspirations. Critics see the invocation of universality as a form of domination or a way of speaking for others, and have come to favor a politics of particularism—often derided as “identity politics.” Others, both centrists and conservatives, associate universalism with twentieth-century totalitarianism and hold that it is bound to lead to catastrophe.This book develops a new conception of universality that helps us rethink political thought and action. Todd McGowan argues that universals such as equality and freedom are not imposed on us. They emerge from our shared experience of their absence and our struggle to attain them. McGowan reconsiders the history of Nazism and Stalinism and reclaims the universalism of movements fighting racism, sexism, and homophobia. He demonstrates that the divide between Right and Left comes down to particularity versus universality. Despite the accusation of identity politics directed against leftists, every emancipatory political project is fundamentally a universal one—and the real proponents of identity politics are the right wing. Through a wide range of examples in contemporary politics, film, and history, Universality and Identity Politics (Columbia UP, 2020) offers an antidote to the impasses of identity and an inspiring vision of twenty-first-century collective struggle.Todd McGowan is professor of film studies at the University of Vermont. His previous Columbia University Press books are The Impossible David Lynch (2007), Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets (2016), and Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution (2019). He is the coeditor of the Diaeresis series at Northwestern University Press with Slavoj Žižek and Adrian Johnston. He is also cohost of the Why Theory podcast, which brings continental philosophy and psychoanalytic theory together to examine cultural phenomena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

1hr 1min

19 May 2022

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Todd McGowan, "Universality and Identity Politics" (Columbia UP, 2020)

New Books in Political Science

The great political ideas and movements of the modern world were founded on a promise of universal emancipation. But in recent decades, much of the Left has grown suspicious of such aspirations. Critics see the invocation of universality as a form of domination or a way of speaking for others, and have come to favor a politics of particularism—often derided as “identity politics.” Others, both centrists and conservatives, associate universalism with twentieth-century totalitarianism and hold that it is bound to lead to catastrophe.This book develops a new conception of universality that helps us rethink political thought and action. Todd McGowan argues that universals such as equality and freedom are not imposed on us. They emerge from our shared experience of their absence and our struggle to attain them. McGowan reconsiders the history of Nazism and Stalinism and reclaims the universalism of movements fighting racism, sexism, and homophobia. He demonstrates that the divide between Right and Left comes down to particularity versus universality. Despite the accusation of identity politics directed against leftists, every emancipatory political project is fundamentally a universal one—and the real proponents of identity politics are the right wing. Through a wide range of examples in contemporary politics, film, and history, Universality and Identity Politics (Columbia UP, 2020) offers an antidote to the impasses of identity and an inspiring vision of twenty-first-century collective struggle.Todd McGowan is professor of film studies at the University of Vermont. His previous Columbia University Press books are The Impossible David Lynch (2007), Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets (2016), and Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution (2019). He is the coeditor of the Diaeresis series at Northwestern University Press with Slavoj Žižek and Adrian Johnston. He is also cohost of the Why Theory podcast, which brings continental philosophy and psychoanalytic theory together to examine cultural phenomena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

1hr 1min

19 May 2022

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An Interview with Todd McGowan - Culture Binge Episode #74

CULTURE BINGE by Wisecrack

Michael has a conversation with philosopher, film theorist, psychoanalytic theorist, and author Todd McGowan to discuss his work, academia, comedy, contemporary film and the philosophy behind it all. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge!   Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807   Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twitter! @michaeloburns (Michael) Other Wisecrack Podcasts! Show Me the Meaning!: https://wscrk.com/302c9Zl Respect Our Authoritah!: https://wscrk.com/respect The Squanch: https://wscrk.com/squanch

1hr 1min

3 Apr 2022

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Psychoanalysis and the Society of Enjoyment with Todd McGowan

Hermitix

This episode I'm joined once again by Todd McGowan to discuss his book The End of Dissatisfaction? Jacques Lacan and the Emerging Society of Enjoyment alongside discussions on Freud, capitalism and desire. --- Become part of the Hermitix community: Hermitix Twitter - https://twitter.com/Hermitixpodcast Support Hermitix: Hermitix Subscription - https://hermitix.net/subscribe/ Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hermitix Donations: - https://www.paypal.me/hermitixpod Hermitix Merchandise - http://teespring.com/stores/hermitix-2 Bitcoin Donation Address: 3LAGEKBXEuE2pgc4oubExGTWtrKPuXDDLK Ethereum Donation Address: 0x31e2a4a31B8563B8d238eC086daE9B75a00D9E74

1hr 16mins

12 Jan 2022

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Lacan, Featuring Todd McGowan

Engaging With

In this episode, I speak with Todd McGowan about the ideas of French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan.  Todd McGowan is professor of theory and film at the University of Vermont. He is also an author and one of the hosts of the excellent podcast, Why Theory. For more info on Todd's work, please visit the links below. Why Theory: https://soundcloud.com/whytheory Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Todd-McGowan/e/B001IU0F3I%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Todd's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMku8U1zFKsBudd3BcgSAw -- Intro/Outro music: Meh by Monplaisir

1hr 28mins

21 Oct 2021

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Hegel: The Case For Contradiction with Todd McGowan

Acid Horizon

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 system responsible for seeing an era of global atrocities. McGowan attempts to disabuse readers of this perception. Instead, he endeavors to demonstrate that Hegel's system of logic is, in fact, a system that opens itself up to new possibilities and forms of autonomous life in light of the emancipatory force of contradiction. Figures in the discussion include Marx, Freud, Kojeve, Žižek, Malabou, Comay, Foucault, Kant, Marx, Stirner, and many more.Buy the book Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution Join Todd's seminar on Hegel with Incite SeminarsContribute to Acid Horizon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastSubscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/169wvvhi Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.comNew Revolts (Matt’s Blog): https://newrevolts.com/​Revolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.com​Split Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/​Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/​Merch Store: http://www.crit-drip.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

1hr

10 Oct 2021

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S11E5: An analysis of Todd McGowan's "Citizen Trump"

The Cluttered Desk Podcast

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss Todd McGowan's essay on Donald Trump, "Citizen Trump," published in the journal Continental Thought & Theory. Here is a link to McGowan's essay: https://www.academia.edu/45646627/Citizen_Trump The Coda:  Colin drinks tea...Andrew drinks coffee. They do not specify brands. Here are links for this episode: Andrew's recommendation: The podcast, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Colin's recommendation: Anna Kornbluh's The Order of Forms: Realism, Formalism, and Social Spaces, pour-over coffee, and Taylor Swift at large Please contact us at any of these locations: Website: www.thecdpodcast.com Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @TheCDPodcast  Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1 (Twitter non grata) Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox We want to thank Test Dream for supplying The Cluttered Desk Podcast's theme music. You can find Test Dream at any of these locations: Website: testdream.bandcamp.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/testdream Twitter: @testdream *** Our entire catalogue is available through iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

1hr 6mins

31 Aug 2021

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