Castoriadis

Psyche, Society, Autonomy

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Author: Jeff Klooger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004175296

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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This book is a critical exploration of the philosophical underpinnings and implications of Cornelius Castoriadis reflections on Being, society and the self. The book introduces the reader to the main concepts of Castoriadis work, but goes further to uncover the fundamental philosophical issues addressed by Castoriadis, and to critically examine the issues his work opens up, assessing and, where necessary, offering suggested amendments to the answers Castoriadis himself puts forward. Key conceptual problems addressed include the distinction between autonomy and heteronomy, the nature of the self and self-creation, and the nature of determination in a fundamentally indeterminate universe.

Die Institution des Imaginären

zur Philosophie von Cornélius Castoriadis

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Author: Cornelius Castoriadis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Imagination (Philosophy)

Page: 190

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Dem Chaos eine Form geben

Eine Einführung zu Cornelius Castoriadis

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Author: Martin Hagemeier

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735751393

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) war politischer Aktivist, Philosoph, Sozialkritiker, Ökonom und Psychoanalytiker. Im Zentrum seines Denkens steht die Auseinandersetzung mit kreativen Elementen des Imaginären und dem politischen Streben nach Autonomie. Seine politischen Einstellungen und Theorien entwickelte er als Mitbegründer der französischen Gruppe Sozialismus oder Barbarei (1949-1967). In Auseinandersetzung mit den gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen des 20. Jahrhunderts entwickelte er dabei nach dem Pariser Mai ’68 eigene philosophische Positionen, die ihn zu einem interessanten Impulsgeber für weiterhin aktuelle Perspektiven machen. Diese Einführung gibt einen Einblick in seine Biografie und eröffnet Zugänge zu seinem kritischen Denken.

The Imaginary Institution of Society

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Author: Cornelius Castoriadis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262531559

Category: History

Page: 418

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"[T]he most original, ambitious, and reflective attempt to think through the liberating mediation of history, society, external and internal nature once again as praxis". -- Jü rgen Habermas, "The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity" "Castoriadis's "The Imaginary Institution of Society" is a work of great power and originality. As a work of social theory, I would argue that it belongs in a class with the writings of Habermas and Arendt". -- Jay Bernstein, University of Essex This is one of the most original and important works of contemporary European thought. First published in France in 1975, it is the major theoretical work of one of the foremost thinkers in Europe today. Castoriadis offers a brilliant and far-reaching analysis of the unique character of the social-historical world and its relations to the individual, to language, and to nature. He argues that most traditional conceptions of society and history overlook the essential feature of the social-historical world, namely that this world is not articulated once and for all but is in each case the creation of the society concerned. In emphasizing the element of creativity, Castoriadis opens the way for rethinking political theory and practice in terms of the autonomous and explicit self-institution of society.

Political and Social Writings

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Author: Cornelius Castoriadis

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816616176

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Political and Social Writings: Volume 1, 1946–1955 was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. A series of writings by the man who inspired the students of the Workers' Rebellion in May of 1968. "Given the rapid pace of change in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and the radical nature of these transformations, the work of Cornelius Castoriadis, a consistent and radical critic of Soviet Marxism, gains renewed significance. . . . these volumes are instructive because they enable us to trace his rigorous engagement with the project of socialist construction from his break with Trotskyism to his final breach with Marxism . . . and would be read with profit by all those seeking to comprehend the historical originality of events in the USSR and Eastern Europe." –Contemporary Sociology

Political and Social Writings

Recommencing the Revolution: From Socialism to the Autonomous Society, 1961-1979

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Author: Cornelius Castoriadis

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816621682

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

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Political and Social Writings: Volume 3, 1961–1979 was first published in 1992. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This work offers an extraordinary wealth and variety of writings from the crucial years that followed the publication of Castoriadis's landmark text, Modern Capitalism and Revolution. The "new orientation" he proposed for the Socialisme ou Barbarie group centered on the emerging roles of women, youth, and minorities in the growing challenge to established society in the early sixties. Resistance within the group to this new orientation led Castoriadis to criticize the "neopaleo- Marxism" of Jean-François Lyotard and others who ultimately left Socialisme ou Barbarie. A heightened concern for ethnological issues culminated in what might be called, to the embarrassment of today's "poststructuralists," Castoriadis's "premature antistructuralism." Additional texts examine the dissolution of the group itself and analyze the May 1968 rebellion of workers and students - who, according to their own testimony, were inspired by ideas developed in the group's journal. Also included were many of Castoriadis's still-relevant political writings from the seventies, which were developed in tandem with the more explicitly philosophical work now found in The Imaginary Institution of Society and Crossroads in the Labyrinth. Political and Social Writings: Volume 3 provides key elements for a radical renewal of emancipatory thought and action while offering an irreplaceable and hitherto missing perspective on postwar French thought.

Cornelius Castoriadis, Political and Social Writings: 1955-1960, from the workers' struggle against bureaucracy to revolution in the age of modern capitalism

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Author: Cornelius Castoriadis

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816616190

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Political and Social Writings:Volume 2, 1955–1960 was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. A series of writings by the man who inspired the students of the Workers' Rebellion in May of 1968. "Given the rapid pace of change in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and the radical nature of these transformations, the work of Cornelius Castoriadis, a consistent and radical critic of Soviet Marxism, gains renewed significance....these volumes are instructive because they enable us to trace his rigorous engagement with the project of socialist construction from his break with Trotskyism to his final breach with Marxism. . . and would be read with profit by all those seeking to comprehend the historical originality of events in the USSR and Eastern Europe." –Contemporary Sociology

World in Fragments

Writings on Politics, Society, Psychoanalysis, and the Imagination

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Author: Cornelius Castoriadis,David Ames Curtis

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804727631

Category: Social Science

Page: 507

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This collection presents a broad and compelling overview of the most recent work in philosophy, politics, and psychoanalysis by a world-renowned figure in contemporary thought.

Cornelius Castoriadis

Key Concepts

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Author: Suzi Adams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441169148

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) was a Greek-French thinker best known for his work on 'autonomy' and 'human creation'. He was a political activist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, political and social thinker and economist. Recognised as a significant and original thinker of the twentieth century, his work is receiving increased scholarly attention. Notwithstanding the richness of his work, Castoriadis's terminology can prove challenging to understand. Cornelius Castoriadis: Key Concepts is the first book of its kind, providing readers with a road map to the fundamentals of his thought. International specialists in Castoriadis's works introduce and clarify the complexity of his thought through the elucidation of nineteen key concepts that are fundamental to understanding - and grappling with - his ideas. Comprehensive and accessible, the entries have been carefully selected to cover the most central aspects - psychoanalysis, sociology, philosophy, politics - and periods of his thought.

Figures of the Thinkable

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Author: Cornelius Castoriadis

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804742344

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

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A collection of articles, lectures, and interviews whose apparent variety, touching on social criticism, psychoanalysis, philosophy, poetry and science, among others, is actually strongly focused on one main idea: that of autonomous, creative action at the individual and collective levels.

Castoriadis and Critical Theory

Crisis, Critique and Radical Alternatives

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Author: Christos Memos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137034467

Category: Political Science

Page: 183

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By exploring the concepts of 'crisis' and 'critique', this study offers a thought-provoking re-examination of the political and social thought of Cornelius Castoriadis in light of the current world crisis and with regard to his radical critique of both the traditional Left and contemporary capitalist societies.

Castoriadis's Ontology

Being and Creation

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Author: Suzi Adams

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823234584

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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This book is the first systematic reconstruction of Castoriadis' philosophical trajectory. It critically interprets the internal shifts in Castoriadis' ontology through reconsideration of the ancient problematic of 'human institution' (nomos) and 'nature' (physis), on the one hand, and the question of 'being' and 'creation', on the other. Unlike the order of physis, the order of nomos played no substantial role in the development of western thought: The first part of the book suggests that Castoriadis sought to remedy this with his elucidation of the social-historical as the region of being elusive to the determinist imaginary of inherited philosophy. This ontological turn was announced with the publication of his magnum opus The Imaginary Institution of Society (first published in 1975) which is reconstructed as Castoriadis' long journey through nomos via four interconnected domains: ontological, epistemological, anthropological, and hermeneutical respectively. With the aid of archival sources, the second half of the book reconstructs a second ontological shift in Castoriadis' thought that occurred during the 1980s. Here it argues that Castoriadis extends his notion of 'ontological creation' beyond the human realm and into nature. This move has implications for his overall ontology and signals a shift towards a general ontology of creative physis. The increasing ontological importance of physis is discussed further in chapters on objective knowledge, the living being, and philosophical cosmology. It suggests that the world horizon forms an inescapable interpretative context of cultural articulation - in the double sense of Merleau-Ponty's mise en forme du monde - in which physis can be elucidated as the ground of possibility, as well as a point of culmination for nomos in the circle of interpretative creation. The book contextualizes Castoriadis' thought within broader philosophical and sociological traditions. In particular it situates his thought within French phenomenological currents that take either an ontological and/or a hermeneutical turn. It also places a hermeneutic of modernity - that is, an interpretation that emphasizes the ongoing dialogue between romantic and enlightenment articulations of the world - at the centre of reflection. Castoriadis' reactivation of classical Greek sources is reinterpreted as part of the ongoing dialogue between the ancients and the moderns, and more broadly, as part of the interpretative field of tensions that comprises modernity.

Castoriadis, Foucault, and Autonomy

New Approaches to Subjectivity, Society, and Social Change

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Author: Marcela Tovar-Restrepo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441152261

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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This book examines Cornelius Castoriadis' thought and the radical alternative it presents to the legacy of Michel Foucault, focusing on three key notions that are central in both scholars' theories: the subject, the production of social meaning and representation, and social/cultural change. Castoriadis and Foucault faced similar theoretical and political challenges and tackled common questions, yet their conclusions diverged significantly. This important book establishes, for the first time, a critical dialogue between these two bodies of thought. Through a detailed exploration of the Castoridian perspective, Marcela Tovar-Restrepo addresses the limitations of Foucault's poststructuralist thought; exploring and comparing what those three central notions mean in each framework. In so doing, Tovar-Restrepo elucidates a greater understanding of their differences and the resulting consequences for the social sciences and the role of social theory. Ultimately, this book presents Castoriadis' philosophical and theoretical position as an alternative to unresolved poststructuralist problems and to what Castoriadis saw as a deterministic ontology embedded in political relativism; paving the way for an invigorating debate about autonomy and social change.

Cornelius Castoriadis and Radical Democracy

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Author: Vrasidas Karalis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004278583

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

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Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) is a Greek-born French philosopher. In the first part of this volume, his most significant essays are translated to present young Castoriadis’ philosophical interpretations, while the second part highlights aspects of his mature philosophy.

On Plato's Statesman

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Author: Cornelius Castoriadis,David Ames Curtis

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804741453

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

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This book represents the first publication of one of the seminars (transcribed) of Cornelius Castoriadis, a renowned and influential figure in 20th-century thought. A close reading of Plato's Statesman is an exemplary instance of Castoriadis's discriminating approach to thinking about and reading a great work.

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

Marx, Liberalism, Castoriadis and Agonistic Autonomy

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Author: A. Kioupkiolis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137029625

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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An exploration of the contemporary re-conception of freedom after the critique of objective truths and ideas of an unchanging human nature, in which modern self-determination was grounded. This book focuses on the radical theorist Cornelius Castoriadis and the new paradigm of 'agonistic autonomy' is contrasted with Marxian and liberal approaches.

Das Imaginäre im Sozialen

Zur Sozialtheorie von Cornelius Castoriadis

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Author: Harald Wolf

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835323768

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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Beiträge zur kritischen Sozial- und Subjekttheorie von Cornelius Castoriadis Cornelius Castoriadis, griechisch-französischer politischer Theoretiker und Psychoanalytiker hinterließ ein umfangreiches Werk, das hierzulande erst allmählich entdeckt wird. Am Leitfaden der Kategorie des Imaginären hat er die Umrisse einer originellen kritischen Sozial- und Subjekttheorie entworfen, die das kreative Element des Sozialen wie des Subjekts in den Mittelpunkt stellt. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes umkreisen und diskutieren verschiedene Aspekte seines Entwurfs und verorten ihn im sozialtheoretischen Kontext.