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Why Theory brings continental philosophy and psychoanalytic theory together to examine cultural phenomena.

Why Theory Todd McGowan & Ryan Engley

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Why Theory brings continental philosophy and psychoanalytic theory together to examine cultural phenomena.

    Hegel's Self-Consciousness

    Hegel's Self-Consciousness

    This episode is the third in a seven part series devoted to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Ryan and Todd discuss the second major section, Self-Consciousness, with a special focus on the master/slave dialectic. They also explore the transition from Consciousness and then the transition to Reason.

    • 1 tim. 15 min
    Election Special

    Election Special

    In this special episode, Ryan and Todd analyze the recent US presidential election. They note that Joe Biden's victory covers over several problems inherent in the moderate politics of the Democratic Party. They also discuss the appeal of Donald Trump to those who do not benefit from his policies.

    • 1 tim. 11 min
    Deleuze after Guattari

    Deleuze after Guattari

    In the third and final episode devoted to the thought of Gilles Deleuze, Ryan and Todd discuss the Deleuze of the 1980s, the Deleuze after Guattari. Their primary focus in this episode is on the cinema books. They explore the relationship between the movement-image and the time-image, concluding with an assessment of the attempts to marry Deleuze with psychoanalysis.

    Other media mentioned in the show:

    Cooper Cherry’s Podcast

    https://soundcloud.com/podcast-co-coopercherry

    Ben Hagen’s Reading Difference and Repetition blog

    https://sketchingapresent.com/2013/06/22/slow-reading-1-1-gilles-deleuze-difference-and-repetition-pg-1/

    Short introduction where Andrew Culp explains the aims of his book Dark Deleuze

    https://alienocene.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/dark-d-to-print.pdf

    • 1 tim. 31 min
    Deleuze Before Guattari

    Deleuze Before Guattari

    In this episode, Ryan and Todd discuss Gilles Deleuze's early thought, prior to his collaboration with Felix Guattari. They focus primarily on his major works from this period--Difference and Repetition and The Logic of Sense.

    Here is the podcast that Ryan mentions in the episode: https://share.transistor.fm/s/488221f4

    • 1 tim. 18 min
    Deleuze with Guattari

    Deleuze with Guattari

    In this episode, Ryan and Todd analyze the confrontation that Deleuze and Guattari enact with psychoanalytic theory. They think through conceiving desire as production vs. conceiving it as lack, focusing on the the multiple as opposed to the singular, and other issues.

    • 1 tim. 39 min
    Imaginary

    Imaginary

    In this episode, Ryan and Todd discuss the final of Jacques Lacan's three orders--the imaginary. They examine how the concept developed historically and the trajectory of its role within psychoanalytic theory.

    • 1 tim. 13 min

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