In this episode, join James Marcus Tucker and Bradley Tuck as they discuss individualism, freedom, and artistic exploration. This is, of course, a very broad topic, and we have decided to split this episode into two parts. In this part we will discuss the philosophy of individualism, its relationship to socialism and capitalism, the differences between positive and negative freedom and issues around freedom of speech. In the second part we will move to discussing counter-culture and artistic exploration.
This two-part episode is itself part of a four-part series tentatively entitled “Towards a New Manifesto”, which explores the constantly evolving ideas that frame the Exploding Appendix project.
Drawing on the writing of Ayn Rand, Oscar Wilde and Karl Marx we ask if there can be an alternative, more positive conception of greed, of self-interest, of individualism, of freedom.
You will also hear a brief interlude where Bradley Tuck discusses The Tom Robinson Band and their song “Power in the Darkness”.