Revolution, Entropy, and Abstract Art

Episode 6 · August 7th, 2018 · 1 hr 20 mins

About this Episode

Jake and Phil side with the madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels and skeptics on this episode, discussing Yevgeny Zamyatin's “On Literature, Revolution, Entropy, and Other Matters,” alongside the paintings Composition VI and Composition VII, by Vasily Kandinsky.

Works referenced in Episode 6

Yevgeny Zamyatin, “On Literature, Revolution, Entropy, and Other Matters”

Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

Alistair Hamilton, The Appeal of Fascism

Isaiah Berlin, Russian Thinkers

Lawrence Joseph, So Where Are We?

Paul Scharre, Army of None

Kenneth Payne, Strategy, Evolution, and War

Mitch Hedburg, Tennis

Isaiah Berlin, The Origins of Cultural History: Vico versus Descartes

Vasily Kandinsky, Composition VI, 1913

Vasily Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913

Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

Vasily Kandinsky, Point and Line to Plane

Vasily Kandinsky, The Spiritual in Art