• Patreon_logo.svg
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • 5968819
  • Instagram
  • TikTok
Slavoj Zizek vs. Terry Pinkard  (How to Read Hegel)
Slavoj Zizek vs. Terry Pinkard (How to Read Hegel)
Slavoj Zizek and Terry Pinkard join Douglas Lain to discuss Hegel's Spirit or Geist. Is Hegel a philosopher that returns us to metaphysics or did Hegel continue Kant's Copernican turn? Further, must we overcome all metaphysical claims, even negative claims? Join the Watch Party on Discord https://discord.gg/fEXYZ2K Support Us on Patreon https://patreon.com/dietsoap
Did Marx Ruin Marxism? (Society of the Spectacle, Chapter 4)
Did Marx Ruin Marxism? (Society of the Spectacle, Chapter 4)
This is the penultimate video summarizing Guy Debord's 1967 classic text "Society of the Spectacle." In this video Douglas Lain returns to Chapter Four, "The Proletariat as Subject and Representation" in order to provide a more accurate summary than he did the first time around. This chapter is central to Debord's book. Rather than analyzing mass media or images, Debord turns his attention to the history of the struggle for socialism in order to suggest how we can relearn socialism and reignite the revolution that, ultimately, defines modern life. Support Us on Patreon https://patreon.com/dietsoap
Is Capitalism Cracking Up? (ft. Ted Reese and the Swoletariat)
Is Capitalism Cracking Up? (ft. Ted Reese and the Swoletariat)
Ashley Frawley takes over this week's Diet Soap podcast to discuss Henryk Grossman, crisis theory, and the book "The End of Capitalism" with Ted Reese and the Swoletariat. Check out GCAS for alternative Education on the Left https://gcas.ie/ Support Us on Patreon https://patreon.com/dietsoap
Radio Shack, Bikinis, and Commodity Fetishism (Summary of Society of the Spectacle, Chapter Two)
Radio Shack, Bikinis, and Commodity Fetishism (Summary of Society of the Spectacle, Chapter Two)
In this video, Doug continues his backward trek through Guy Debord’s “Society of the Spectacle.” This time he discusses the second chapter of the book, entitled "The Commodity as Spectacle." Along the way, he also talks about Theodor Adorno’s essay “On the Fetish-Character in Music and the Regression of Listening,” and the death of the American corporation Radio Shack. Featuring Music by Isto and the FrontStreet Men Isto https://www.youtube.com/user/lumberjackisto Support Us on Patreon https://patreon.com/dietsoap Frontstreet Men https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAZ7UUwmiMZ_HVdMqWaw99A
Understanding Hegel and Revolution (ft. Terry Pinkard)
Understanding Hegel and Revolution (ft. Terry Pinkard)
Terry Pinkard is a professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. He is the author of Hegel: A Biography, Hegel's Phenomenology: The Sociality of Reason, and Hegel's Dialectic: The Explanation of Possibility. In this episode of Diet Soap Pinkard explains the significance of Hegel and addresses whether Hegel should be conceived of as a "worldly philosopher." Patrons will get access to Pinkard's explanation of where he disagrees with Zizek and why. Support Us on Patreon https://patreon.com/dietsoap
Slavoj Zizek on Precarity, Pandemics, and Dating
Slavoj Zizek on Precarity, Pandemics, and Dating
In this video, Slavoj Zizek discusses precarity and exhaustion in this time of the pandemic, explains why he never became a psychoanalyst, and tries to give Douglas Lain some unwanted dating advice. Support this channel on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/dietsoap
Mass Shooters in our Boring Dystopia
Mass Shooters in our Boring Dystopia
The mass shooter should be understood within the context of capitalism as a boring dystopia. The shooter is bored. In other words, the mass shooter is entirely cut off from social life and perceives himself or herself to have no future. This video argues that, if we want to end the carnage, we'll need to regain a collective future and break the boredom. Support GCAS (Global Center for Advanced Studies) https://gcascollege.ie/ Essay as Published at Sublation Magazine https://www.sublationmag.com/post/mass-shooters-in-our-boring-dystopia Support Us on Patreon https://patreon.com/dietsoap
Thought Taboos and the End of Millennial Marxism
Thought Taboos and the End of Millennial Marxism
Former president of the Platypus Affiliated Society discusses his recent publications in Compact and Sublation Magazine. On July 1st Compact published "The End of Millennial Marxism" and we at Sublation published "Dogmatization and Thought Taboos on the “Left.” Cutrone attempts to discuss both of these essays while Doug persists in demanding Cutrone explain Marxism in terms of commodity production, exploitation, and value. The End of Millennial Marxism by Chris Cutrone https://compactmag.com/article/the-end-of-millennial-marxism Dogmatization and Thought Taboos on the “Left” by Chris Cutrone https://www.sublationmag.com/post/dogmatization-and-thought-taboos-on-the-left Support Us on Patreon https://patreon.com/dietsoap