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What's Left of Philosophy

Lillian Cicerchia, Owen Glyn-Williams, Gil Morejón, and William Paris

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In What’s Left of Philosophy Gil Morejón (@gdmorejon), Lillian Cicerchia (@lilcicerch), Owen Glyn-Williams (@oglynwil), and William Paris (@williammparis) discuss philosophy’s radical histories and contemporary political theory. Philosophy isn't dead, but what's left? Support us at patreon.com/leftofphilosophy
 
Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Through a series of Podcasts and live events, Paper Cuts features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Zines are truly dynamic publications that have built and supported engaged communities around ideals, experiences, genres, music, politics, poetry…anything that can be printed, shared, and/or mailed. Listen to voices that would normally live i ...
 
Awake 2 Oneness Radio's mission is to inspire the World to Awake to Oneness! Many Ancient Spiritual teachings have taught us this for centuries and Quantum Physics has proven that we are literally all connected over 80 years ago. Spirituality and Science are both telling us we are all ONE and all connected. Once the world Awakens to this TRUTH there will be peace on earth. Awake 2 Oneness Radio will feature guest experts in Spirituality, Metaphysics & Quantum Physics, Airing Live on Fridays ...
 
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In this episode we get together to discuss a new article by our very own Will Paris! We talk about Will’s critical and materialist conception of consciousness, the role of awareness and normative expectations in processes of social transformation, and why utopia is involved in knowledge production. We talk Bloch, we talk Hayek: you know, the usuals…
 
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Awake 2 Oneness Radio with Simon Parkes of Connecting Consciousness on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 8:00 PM EDT. This program was prerecorded. Simon grew up in a family that had links to British and American intelligence. Simon's mother worked for Mi5, however while she was managed by Mi5 she was in reality working for the NSA. Simons Grandfather was …
 
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