Hubbard, Burroughs, Foucault with Dr Benway


January 7th, 2022

1 hr 41 mins 48 secs

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About this Episode

Dr Benway returns to the show to discuss his extensive research on the vast oeuvre of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, as well as William S. Burroughs's prolonged engagement with Hubbard's doctrines and practices and their odd resonances with post-structuralist thought. We examine both the genealogical and analogical relations between Hubbard's thinking and ideas developed in more respectable realms of 20th century ideological life, including psychoanalysis and Foucauldian theories of technologies of the self and technologies of power.

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