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Acid Horizon

Acid Horizon and Inner Experience theory podcasts. Metaphysics, ethics, politics, critical theory, phenomenology, and beyond.

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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 philosophical implications as a system of symbolism and  intuition, its efficacy as a tool of generating meaningful associations and analyses in the psyche, and to give the crew their own 3 card readings each. Figures that come up in the pod include Pamela Colman Smith, Eliphas Levi, Robert Anton Wilson, A.E. Waite, Aleister Crowley, S.L Macgregor Mathers, and many more!Ted's Links:Check out Ted’s Philip K. Dick Tarot Deck: https://wide-books.com/pkd-tarot-the-fools-journey-of-philip-k-dick.htmlCheck out Ted’s podcasts and other videos over at his Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf99Ajbi-HwFCsomdgXAdhgTarot Designs by Crit Drip: www. crit-drip.comContribute 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/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

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Nov 6

52 min 56 sec

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 opening up a new space for the philosophy of experience—on the ontological, anthropological, and cosmological level, in the promise of an absolute system of ethereal forces. Terry joins us fresh from completing his doctoral thesis on the Opus Postumum And, using the work of Kant scholar Howard Caygill as a base, together we’re going to be pushing to the very limits of transcendental Idealism, in pursuit of the cosmic force of human experience. Other thinkers in the discussion include Deleuze, Hegel, Schelling, Lichtenberg, Spinoza.You can find more of Terry's work here: https://kingston.academia.edu/TerrenceThomsonContribute 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)

Oct 30

1 hr 3 min

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 'Gothic' Marxism, one that recognizes the monstrous in capital and the people whom capital monsters in its drive for infinite accumulation. We discuss the figure of the monster, the return of the repressed trauma of capital in the sphere of contemporary horror culture, and what it means to stand in solidarity with the monstrous and the profane. Thinkers included in the discussion include Marx, China Mieville, Margaret Cohen, Paul B. Preciado, Laboria Cubonics, Hegel, Silvia Federici, Walter Benjamin, and Deleuze and Guattari. Also discussed are such horror staples as Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, The Walking Dead, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Tourist Trap, His House, The VVitch, and many more!Link's to Jon's work:The LitCrit Guy on YouTubeHorror VanguardJon's Blog---Contribute to Acid HorizonSubscribe to us on Apple PodcastsHappy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog)New Revolts (Matt’s Blog)Revolting Bodies (Will's BlogSplit Infinities (Craig’s SubstackSereptie (Pod Music)Merch StoreSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Oct 21

1 hr 4 min

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)

Oct 10

1 hr

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 Transgender Marxism, as well as her essay in the collection “How do Gender Transitions Happen?” and her recent interview with Judith Butler. We discuss how Marxist theory can contribute to the imperative struggle of trans liberation, how subjectivation can be understood in the experience of gender transition on both the individual and communal levels, and the trans-positive futures that await us in the struggles of the present. Thinkers in the discussion include Althusser, Hale, Serano, Stryker, Binnie, Deleuze, Malabou, Butler, Hegel, Foucault, and many more!Buy Transgender Marxism here: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745341668/transgender-marxism/Join Jules’ Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/QueerCommRead the essay “How do Gender Transitions Happen?” here: https://bostonreview.net/gender-sexuality/jules-joanne-gleeson-how-do-gender-transitions-happenRead the uncensored interview Jules conducted with Judith Butler here: https://illwill.com/rethink-the-category-of-woman Contribute to Acid Horizon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastHappy 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/​Merch Store: http://www.crit-drip.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Oct 4

1 hr 9 min

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 self's anxiety about its being, and question the contemporary values of his Ontological Security system. Thinkers also discussed are Foucault, Freud, Deleuze, Guattari, and many more.Contribute 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)

Sep 24

1 hr 6 min

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 question of how our historical understanding of human sociality and the manifestation of the state could be altered if we decentered the concept of primordial hostility. What if we approached these discussions with a framework of prosocial behavior? However, there is something for everyone here. This discussion covers ground ranging from Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of ideology to contemporary discourses on neuroscience. So, relax, or grab a notebook, and join us!Edges of the State: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/edges-of-the-stateContribute 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)

Sep 17

56 min 18 sec

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’, ‘Non-Knowledge’, ‘Ecstasy’, ‘Anguish’, and much more. We pick Bataille’s brain for his anxieties regarding the End of History and the completion of Rationalist Metaphysics, and by way of such an investigation we articulate his relationship to Hegel as the looming and all-consuming philosopher of the inescapable economy of meaning. Religious experience is shown as central to Inner Experience, as the visceral torment of the body and mind at the limit of its self-conception; as life experiences itself at its most meaningless and contradictory, akin to the agony of a dying God. Thinkers also in the discussion are William James, St. John of the Cross, Max Stirner, Deleuze, Kojeve, Hillman, amongst many others.Contribute 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)

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Sep 2

1 hr 8 min

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 individualism”? How can Mark Fisher’s work help us understand temporality and collectivity in resistance? Theorists mentioned include Deleuze, Eshun, Foucault, and others. So grab a cup and join us!Matt's book on Repeater Books: https://repeaterbooks.com/product/egress-on-mourning-melancholy-and-mark-fisher/Contribute 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)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Aug 21

1 hr 11 min

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, Barraque, Althusser, and others!Grab the book: https://politybooks.com/the-early-foucault/Contribute 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)

Aug 10

1 hr 4 min

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 Logic, and the Left-Hegelian circles of his time. As a result of this work, he articulates the Creative Nothing as a theory of nihilistic ontogenesis, the origin of Being from its relationship to nothingness, and describes the Unique as the fundamental moment of non-identity in every form of identification, as well as in every attempt in which dominant powers try to produced fixed and inescapable modes of subjectivation. We hope you enjoy.Transcript: https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.com/2021/07/28/transcript-acid-horizons-concepts-in-focus-the-unique-and-the-creative-nothing/Support Acid Horizon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastSubscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/169wvvhi A Draft Summary of Adam's work on Stirner can be found here:   https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/draft-thesis-summary-to-have-set-ones-affair-on-nothing-creative-nothingness-from-hegel-to-stirner/New Revolts (Matt’s Blog): https://newrevolts.com/​Revolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.com​Split Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/Outro music by The Coming Insurrection: https://thecominginsurrection.bandcamp.com/track/the-science-of-civil-warSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Jul 28

11 min 13 sec

Subscribe to Acid Horizon on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastMerch: http://www.crit-drip.comOn 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 work marks a deviation from his psychoanalytic predecessors in a way that has extended implications for anti-capitalist politics and other forms of activism. In the discussion, we cover various aspects and practice surrounding Hillman’s ideas, especially as they relate to social justice work and the concept of masculinity. Some figures covered in the discussion include Deleuze, Guattari, Hegel, Freud, Jung, Jordan Peterson, and Mary Watkins.Contribute 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/

Jul 27

1 hr 1 min

Subscribe to Acid Horizon on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastMerch: http://www.crit-drip.comOn 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 of Deleuze and Guattari, and the ways in which Land problematizes the relationship between capitalism, desire, cybernetics, and the future of the human in a landscape of accelerating and creatively dissolving forms of artificial intelligence in the information age. Other figures mentioned include Hegel, Schelling, Fichte, and Schopenhauer.Dr. Sadler's new ' Basics of Stoic Philosophy and Practice Audio Course': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71boQpn10uo Support local art spaces! Georges Bataille's 'The Accursed Share' reimagined by Crit Drip and Yes We Cannibal:  https://yeswecannibal.org/product/georges-bataille-tiger-in-space-shirt/Contribute 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/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Jul 19

1 hr 16 min

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 the levels of both Being and Acting. This paradigm case is the promise. So, to account for the origins of the moral value of responsibility, Nietzsche asks us, what kind of animal can make promises? What are the conditions of possibility that make any promise reliable such that promising as a practice could survive? In answering these questions, we’ll take you through Nietzsche’s account of the origins of the promise in the faculties of memory and forgetfulness, and the motor of their growth which Nietzsche reveals as the primordial cruelties at the heart of human animal. With insights from Kant, Hegel, Hobbes, Foucault, and Deleuze & Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus guiding our way, we aim to deliver from Nietzsche’s text a notion of morality that could only ever be the promise of cruelty.Contribute 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.com

Jul 6

1 hr 6 min

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 political forces that underwrite and surround spiritual experience? And how can spirituality be an approach to resist the present? Other figures mentioned: Bataille, Deleuze, Demasio, and James Hillman.Repeater Radio: https://www.repeater-radio.com/Red Enlightenment: https://www.repeater-radio.com/redenlightenment Contribute 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)

Jun 12

57 min 4 sec

"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 of a monstrous figure of awe that he has carried for years. The stranger gives his reading and provokes others to give their reaction. Other figures discussed include Carl Jung, Melanie Klein, Deleuze and Guattari, and Nietzsche.The Stranger/DC’s blog: https://psuedoanalysis.blogspot.com/Contribute 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)

Jun 6

1 hr 18 min

Contribute to Acid Horizon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastMerch: http://www.crit-drip.comA 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 (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/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Jun 3

12 min 57 sec

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. Our goal is to understand how Agamben’s description of how apparatuses operate within Foucault’s work, and how they function strategically to direct the formation of particular subjectivities. How can one bring the “Ungovernable” to light?D E C O D E: https://soundcloud.com/cute-noumenaContribute 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)

Jun 1

58 min 13 sec

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 attack on the dogmatic image of thought which we covered in our D&R reading group. This excerpt also includes Nietzsche's notion of "the greatest weight", which is one of Nietzsche's more notable sections of text within the broader arc of his anti-moralism.  Together, verses 341-346 act as nice complement to some of the work we and our patrons find exciting.Contribute 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.com

May 24

29 min 11 sec

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 concepts of non-philosophy and 'philosophy as the capital form of thought'.  Figures mentioned in the discussion include Nietzsche, Marx, Stirner, Deleuze, Aquinas and others.Contribute 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)

May 22

1 hr 12 min

Acid Horizon presents a reading of Friedrich Nietzsche's "The Wanderer and His Shadow".Contribute 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)

May 16

14 min 55 sec

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 Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus.  We discuss the emergence of the face as a historical object which functions as a component in the deployment and mediation of forms of political and social power.  In particular, we focus on the importance of the face of Jesus of Nazareth depicted as a 'White Christ', a visage which Deleuze and Guattari claim to be the face par excellence, one to which all other faces become subordinated. Moreover, the construction of the face entails serious implications for imperialism, racism, transphobia, and other political issues. Other figures discussed: Heidegger and Foucault.Buddies Without Organs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_WdQzXkXPPL0Rq98bKuuLQContribute 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.com

May 7

1 hr 15 min

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 jumping-off point to discuss the question of an activity without principles, a unity of theory and practice which supersedes all structures of obedience and commandment. We talk with Professor Malabou about the historic failure of Western Philosophy to realize the riskiness of its metaphysical anarchisms in political terms, and the pleasurable plasticity of the anarchic formation of new modes of living. We are left with the pertinent question; has anarchism ever been truly philosophized? Thinkers in the discussion include Schürmann, Ranciere, Foucault, Deleuze, Aristotle, Reich, Stirner, Heidegger, Hegel, Derrida, Agamben, Proudhon, Marx, and many, many more!Contribute 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)

Apr 26

1 hr

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 democracy has anything to add to the idea of Communism. This is part of a slightly larger project, as we will be returning to discuss later chapters in a number of further episodes in the future. Other figures mentioned include Ranciere, Nancy, Foucault, Tiqqun, and Hegel.Prologue: https://illwill.com/print/the-communism-of-destitutionContribute 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)

Apr 20

1 hr 3 min

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 of fascism is insufficient. What are the limitations of the purely economic explanation of the success of reactionary politics? How is it that the fascist political project is able to alter mass psychological structure of the working populace? What can be gained from Reich’s reading of Freud and his notions of the sex-economy and sex politics? How does the family structure replicate and reaffirm the authoritarian state? And how does Reich’s work impact our readings of Herbert Marcuse, Deleuze, and Guattari. Also mentioned: Tiqqun and Lyotard.James Strick's lecture on Reich: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKPvkguGSi8Contribute 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)

Apr 6

54 min 4 sec

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", Engels offers a succinct but brilliant rendering of how the division of capital and labor precipitate other kinds of contradictions under the capitalist system.  Also, the cast identifies potentially problematic formulations within the text seem to fall outside Engels' intended methodology.  Other figures mentioned include Spinoza, Hegel, Feuerbach, Stirner, Smith, Ricardo, Malthus, Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. Radical Reprints: https://radicalreprints.neocities.org/History and Class Consciousness by Georg Lukács:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/2229555618/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Contribute 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.com

Mar 21

1 hr

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, Will discusses Dostoyevsky, and Matt shows us his Thomistic side. We’re full of surprises and, hopefully, answers!Contribute 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)

Mar 2

1 hr 12 min

*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 and Industrial maestro behind Caїna and Ritual Object, to discuss his 'inner experience' of UFOs and of communion with a liminal unknown. As conceptual tools to guide us on our way, we read Carl Jung’s 1959 Text Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies as well as Jacques Vallée’s work on the cybernetics of the UFO phenomenon as a behavioural ‘control system’ in his text Dimensions. We also discuss H.G. Wells, Leibniz, Aleister Crowley, Hegel, Whitley Strieber, and the intersection of the early US Labor Movement and alien contact. Link's to Andy's music:https://cainaband.bandcamp.com/album/take-me-away-from-all-this-death https://apocalypticwitchcraft.bandcamp.com/https://ritualobject.bandcamp.com/Contribute 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.com

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Feb 16

1 hr 10 min

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 and SOPHIE as paradigm cases, we discuss how PC Music, otherwise known more generally as 'hyperpop', integrates accelerationist methods to lay bare the practices of subjectification that arise in societies of cybernetic control. We use this to go on and talk about the deconstruction of identity, hauntology, trans studies, and the relation of Queerness to the promise of new futures across a plurality of post-capitalist frontiers.Contribute to Acid Horizon: www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastSubscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acid…on/id1512615438Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.comHyperstition Arrays (Matt’s Blog): https://hyperstitionarrays.comRevolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.comSplit Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/Merch Store: http://www.crit-drip.com

Feb 10

1 hr 1 min

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 focused reading of Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling. This conversation cuts through Derrida’s reading of the non-communicative, secret-withholding 'knight of faith'. Derrida’s interpretation of the paradox’s presented by Kierkegaard reveals a very unique position on the nature of commitment to another.Contribute to Acid Horizon: www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastSubscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acid…on/id1512615438Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.comHyperstition Arrays (Matt’s Blog): https://hyperstitionarrays.comRevolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.comSplit Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/Merch Store: http://www.crit-drip.comNEW Merch Store in progress: https://www.etsy.com/shop/critdripSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Feb 2

59 min 43 sec

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 identification in relation to how one is recognised in the order of things, what it means to internalise social forces that attempt to confine you within identity categories, and what forces and mechanisms there are that constantly call the self into question and demand it account for its authenticity (and often, do so for the sake of asserting power, and of enforcing essentialisms of race, gender, and class). Thinkers in this discussion include Mark Fisher, Deleuze, Wittgenstein, Plato, Freud, Stirner, Nietzsche, Marx, Hegel, and more!Contribute to Acid Horizon: www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastSubscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acid…on/id1512615438Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.comHyperstition Arrays (Matt’s Blog): https://hyperstitionarrays.comRevolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.comSplit Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/Merch Store: http://www.crit-drip.com

Jan 19

1 hr 4 min

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 entirely overlooked since the split between Plato and Aristotle. This piece also touches on many central elements in Heidegger’s earlier work, ranging from the ontical nature of the physical sciences to Heidegger’s notion of the relationship between Dasein and nothingness that is “already given”. To Heidegger, the truth of metaphysics dwells upon a “groundless ground”. It is the entrance into that space—that going beyond—that this episode is particularly centered around. Sartre, Hegel, Zen Buddhism, and yes, even Deleuze fold into the discussion as well. So, attune yourself, and join us!Contribute to Acid Horizon: www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastSubscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acid…on/id1512615438Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.comHyperstition Arrays (Matt’s Blog): https://hyperstitionarrays.comRevolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.comSplit Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/Merch Store: http://www.crit-drip.com

Jan 13

1 hr 2 min

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 function? How exactly are we to escape conceptualizing through strict categorization? How does Deleuze’s conception of “combat” inform how he describes the Nietzschean notion of forces? And most importantly, what are some of the alternative epistemological frameworks? Contribute to Acid Horizon: www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastSubscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acid…on/id1512615438Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): happyhourathippels.wordpress.comHyperstition Arrays (Matt’s Blog): hyperstitionarrays.comRevolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.comSplit Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/Merch Store: teespring.com/stores/crit-drip/c…-s-t-shirts?page=1

Jan 1

1 hr 5 min

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 capitalism. “The black” or “the figure of blackness” acts as the orignary reserve of energy that enables the process of exchange that theorists of accelerationism rely on for their analyses. What is articulated in blaccelerationism is the recognition of a fundamental absence in the first accelerationist discourses, particularly when it comes to the origin of capitalism in the extractive violence of slavery and the colonisation of the African continent. In response to this theoretical blind spot, we discuss with Aria the economy of blackness and its relation to notions of representation, exchange, expenditure, and most importantly, revolutionary collective action considering the George Floyd uprisings in the United States and across the world. Thinkers included in the discussion include Wilderson, Moten, Wynter, Mbembe, Land, Fisher, Deleuze, Bataille, Guattari, Williams, and more. Links to Aria Dean’s work:The text: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/87/169402/notes-on-blacceleration/November: https://novembermag.com/Rhizome: https://rhizome.org/Acid Horizon Links: Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acid…on/id1512615438Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): happyhourathippels.wordpress.comHyperstition Arrays (Matt’s Blog): hyperstitionarrays.comRevolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.comSplit Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.comMusic: https://sereptie.bandcamp.comContribute to Acid Horizon: www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast Merch Store: crit-drip.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Dec 2020

1 hr 10 min

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 is short, but dense. The gang reflects on just how prescient some of Deleuze’s descriptions of these new technologies are. It is all to try to get to one simple, but essential question: What tools of resistance are at a subject’s disposal under a society of control?The text: https://cidadeinseguranca.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/deleuze_control.pdf Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acid…on/id1512615438Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): happyhourathippels.wordpress.comHyperstition Arrays (Matt’s Blog): hyperstitionarrays.comRevolting Bodies (Will's Blog): https://revoltingbodies.comSplit Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/Contribute to Acid Horizon: www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastMerch Store: teespring.com/stores/crit-drip/c…-s-t-shirts?page=1Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Dec 2020

1 hr 10 min

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.

Dec 2020

1 hr 18 min

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. Some thinkers in the discussion also include Democritus, Plato, and Hegel.  Relevant linksBuy the text: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/individuation-in-light-of-notions-of-form-andAlternative translation: http://www.parrhesiajournal.org/parrhesia07/parrhesia07_simondon1.pdfSubscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acid-horizon/id1512615438Chaosophy Street (Taylor’s new podcast): https://soundcloud.com/user-659574533 Happy Hour at Hippel's (Adam’s blog): https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.com Hyperstition Arrays (Matt’s Blog): https://hyperstitionarrays.comSplit Infinities (Craig’s Substack): https://splitinfinities.substack.com/Music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/Contribute to Acid Horizon:  https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastMerch Store: https://teespring.com/stores/crit-drip/collection/unisex-men-s-t-shirts?page=1

Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

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 against those philosophies which he claims erase or obscure ‘the existent’. Other figures in the discussion include Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Camus, Sartre, Simondon, Deleuze, and Laruelle.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

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 Quietus and Astral Noize. We also discuss existentialism, revolution, death, Deleuze and Guattari, Hegel, Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Zizek, and more.Relevant links“Metal is Radical”: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:32413/[Quarantine Papers] Lines of Flight from Hyperborea: A Commentary on Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s Transcendental Black Metal: A Vision of Apocalyptic Humanism: https://happyhourathippels.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/lines-of-flight-from-hyperborea-a-commentary-on-hunter-hunt-hendrixs-transcendental-black-metal-a-vision-of-apocalyptic-humanism/Hyperstition Arrays: Antagonism, Class, and the Real Movement: https://hyperstitionarrays.com/2020/11/15/antagonism-class-and-the-real-movement/Outro music: https://eenik.bandcamp.com/Intro music: https://sereptie.bandcamp.com/Contribute to Acid Horizon:  https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcastMerch Store: https://teespring.com/stores/crit-drip/collection/unisex-men-s-t-shirts?page=1

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Nov 2020

1 hr 6 min

“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, although some analyses leave open the possibility of a fourth unknown author. That being said, the text itself was written in Hegel’s handwriting, and speaks with post-revolutionary vigour about the need to overthrow priestly control of the human mind and the heralding of a new dawn of reason; a reason that, despite the austerity imposed upon it by Kantianism, is not afraid of speculation, sensuousness, and poetics, but rather lets its own truth shine through them. This text is a agitation for universal emancipation, a liberatory declaration that holds self-consciousness and enlightenment at its core—the labour of not only becoming-mature, but also towards the hope of humanity’s next childhood. The opinion of the reader of the text here is that the text is a Hegelian one, although not for any reason that benefits Hegel. The text begins with a miscounting of Kant’s practical postulates, counting only two instead of three; and this aligns well with Pinkard’s biological note that of the three within the Stift that Hegel’s Kantianism was the least developed at the time.

Nov 2020

7 min 53 sec

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 Accelerationist Politics”. Figures also included in the discussion are Deleuze and Guattari, Hardt & Negri, Nick Land, Mark Fisher, Tiqqun, and Andrew Culp.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Nov 2020

1 hr 10 min

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 Postcapitalist Desire. All of the titles mentioned are out on Repeater Books. In the episode we mention Freud, Deleuze, Kafka, Lovecraft, Lukacs, David Lynch, and more.Get more content from Matt at xenogothic.com. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

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Oct 2020

58 min 58 sec

In this episode, we discuss Deleuze's early work Proust and Signs. Joining us is Taylor Adkins and Cooper of the Machine at Unconscious Happy Hour. Follow us on Patreon to get the complete episode today!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Oct 2020

11 min 22 sec

In this Concepts in Focus episode, Craig breaks down the concept of the 'image of thought' in Deleuze's work. This discussion draws mostly upon the early works of Deleuze, particularly Difference and Repetition and Proust and Signs. A forthcoming discussion of Proust and Signs will be available as subsequent Patreon exclusive episode.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Oct 2020

18 min 18 sec

We talk with our buddy Gouff, whom we met at the beginning of the pandemic. Gouff writes for an online journal called Fǎn (反) on Medium. In this episode, we talk about the concept of fictitious science, a notion which challenges the allegation that a boundary exists between the literary and the literal. We also confront the (faulty) assertion that philosophy no longer plays a role in the domain of science. Furthermore, we attempt to apply some of the claims of fictitious science to a reading of Isaac Asimov's "The Last Question". Figures in the discussion include Deleuze, Quine, Putnam, Feyerabend, William James, Richard Dawkins, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. You can find Gouff's article here: https://medium.com/fan-publication/theses-on-fictitious-science-c607c925ed58

Oct 2020

1 hr 9 min

The early Marx provides us with an account of deprivations experienced by workers under capitalism, namely in the form of what Marx calls 'estranged labor' and 'alienation'. Craig, Adam, Will, and Matt offer both a summary and analysis of the relevant sections of Marx's Paris Manuscripts. There is also an ensuing discussion of Marx's alleged humanism--and anti-humanism. Other figures in the discussion include Hegel, Deleuze, Stirner, Lukács, Marcuse, and Foucault.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Oct 2020

53 min 15 sec

Theory maven and translator Taylor Adkins joins Will and Craig to recall interesting interpretations of Plato's 'Phaedrus' as we venture our own insights. Important figures encountered in the discussion are Nietzsche, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, and Simondon.  We also discuss Taylor's soon to be released translation of Simondon. Support us on Patreon or at crit-drip.com.

Oct 2020

59 min 52 sec

Anti-utilitarianism. An account of the sacred. Expenditure and destruction under capitalism. In this episode, Will, Adam, and Craig discuss the 1933 text "The Notion of Expenditure" by Georges Bataille. We compare the concept in focus to Deleuze and Guattari's notion of antiproduction and the body without organs. We also talk about Marxism, Mauss, and cultural anthropology. 

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Sep 2020

1 hr 4 min

Author, blogger, and photographer Matt Colquhoun joins us (as promised) for a first look at a compilation of last lectures given by Mark Fisher at Goldsmiths in 2016.  The lecture series on postcapitalist desire intends to explore the seemingly unsurpassable milieu of global capitalism and its pervasive affectivity.  Through figures like Marcus, Lukacs, Lyotard, Marx, and Deleuze and Guattari, Fisher explores possibilities for our collective extrication from capital. In the interview, we reflect on Fisher's acumen as a teacher and mentor as we take on elements of the project he left behind.

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Sep 2020

40 min 40 sec

“Answers Without Organs” is the name of Acid Horizon’s special Q&A episode series. In this episode, we field various questions from our listeners on a variety of topics. This episode features discussions regarding advice to prospective graduate students as well as our takes on various theory-related issues.  Thinkers featured in the discussion are Deleuze and Guattari, Marx, Baudrillard, Hegel, Foucault, Schmitt, Mouffe, and others. We also discuss the inimitable Taylor Adkins.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast)

Sep 2020

1 hr 24 min