39 episodes

Radical Thoughts is an attempt to read through as many texts in the Verso Radical Thinkers series as possible in order to come to a better understanding of radical theory and its tendencies. Our goal is to find the problems and frameworks worth addressing in order to move beyond radical thought into radical practice. Radical Thoughts is an independent project and not associated with Verso Books in any way.

Radical Thoughts Podcast Patrick

    • Society & Culture

Radical Thoughts is an attempt to read through as many texts in the Verso Radical Thinkers series as possible in order to come to a better understanding of radical theory and its tendencies. Our goal is to find the problems and frameworks worth addressing in order to move beyond radical thought into radical practice. Radical Thoughts is an independent project and not associated with Verso Books in any way.

    The Indivisible Remainder

    The Indivisible Remainder

    Andrew and Patrick discuss the Elvis of Philosophy's book on one of the obscure greats: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling. We go a bit into Zizek's view of evil, the state, and riff a bit on 90s-to-early-2000s philosophical trends.

    SHOW NOTES:
    Peter Dews's Critique of Zizek's Schelling: The eclipse of coincidence: Lacan, Merleau‐Ponty and Schelling
    Our next read: Laclau's Emancipations

    • 48 min
    PREVIEW: Seth Wheeler on Cycles of Struggle

    PREVIEW: Seth Wheeler on Cycles of Struggle

    Patrick sits down with Seth Wheeler to discuss cycles of struggle after the Corbyn and Sanders moments, the UK Left, and the new edition of In and Against the State.

    In and Against the State through Pluto Press: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745341811/in-and-against-the-state/

    Seth Wheeler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sethnotes 

    • 15 min
    On the Shores of Politics

    On the Shores of Politics

    Patrick and Andrew discuss On The Shores of Politics, a collection of essays by Jacques Ranciere, anti-Platonist extraordinaire! What is politics? Or democracy for that matter? Maybe we'll find out!

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/radicalthoughts

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadThotsPod

    Next Month's Read: The Indivisible Remainder by Slavoj Zizek 

    • 50 min
    PREVIEW: Djene Bajalan on international politics

    PREVIEW: Djene Bajalan on international politics

    Djene Bajalan joins the show in a discussion concerning the state, international politics, and the destructive effects of Left-wing navel-gazing.

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/radicalthoughts

    Diet Soap Media: https://www.dietsoap.net/

    This Is Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uDM4rFf_4w

    • 17 min
    PREVIEW: John Merrick on Verso and Publishing

    PREVIEW: John Merrick on Verso and Publishing

    Independent writer and editor for Verso Books John Merrick joins Patrick in a discussion about the history of Verso, the Radical Thinkers series, and the cultural project of publishing.

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/radicalthoughts
    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadThotsPod

    Culture and Politics: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3824-culture-and-politics
    Internet for the People: https://www.versobooks.com/search?q=internet
    Work Without the Worker: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3869-work-without-the-worker

    • 11 min
    Politics and History

    Politics and History

    Althusser has returned and this time we talk much more about Rousseau and Montesquieu than we do Marx.

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/radicalthoughts

    Politics and History: https://www.versobooks.com/books/129-politics-and-history

    Next read - On the Shores of Politics: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3635-on-the-shores-of-politics

    • 1 hr 11 min

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