Zero Squared #21: Neoliberalism or Determinative Negation?

Robin James is the guest this week and we discuss her book Resilience and Melancholy which came out from Zero Books in February. Robin James is an associate professor in philosophy at the University of North Carolina and a musician.

David Webster, author of Cross the Water Blues blurbed the book. He wrote:

At the heart of this book is a clever trick: it unmasks the seemingly frothy, passing and marginal as representative and emblematic of deeper, sinister neoliberal phenomena.

In this episode you’ll hear from TheWellChoice youtube channel’s video “What’s Wrong with the Music Industry Today,” an accordian cover of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, an excerpt of Calvin Harris’s Sweet Nothing, a Meow Mix musical soar, and an acoustic cover of Daft Punk’s Harder, Faster, Stronger, and Henry Mancini’s theme music for the Viewer Mail segment on Late Night with David Letterman.