Thanks to everyone who tuned into the conversation with Will Stronge about post-work last night. You can watch that back here.
Our next event will be held this Friday, omce again at 7PM, and I’ll be joined by Dan Taylor, author of Negative Capitalism (Zer0 Books, 2013), Island Story (Repeater Books, 2016) and Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming). We’ll be talking about psychedelia — specifically, Mark’s political understanding of the term and how it related to the “psychedelic reason” of Baruch Spinoza.
You can find the intro below, along with the video link for the livestream. See you there!
Mark Fisher’s final lectures, on the topic of postcapitalist desire, are life-affirming and speculative. Their unfinished nature is tragic but Fisher was not alone in exploring the possible emergence of new worlds beyond our capitalist reality. In this series of conversations, Matt Colquhoun explores how Fisher’s concerns are shared by other writers and thinkers at work today.
In our second session, we will be joined by JD Taylor, author of Island Story (Repeater Books, 2016) and Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming). Central to the discussion will be Fisher’s interest in Baruch Spinoza and the persistent importance of the seventeenth-century philosopher to his thinking, from the initial inhumanism of his early writings to the collective joy and psychedelic reason of his Acid Communism.