This Collection Presents A Broad And Compelling Overview Of The Most Recent Work By A World Renowned Figure In Contemporary Thought Starting From An Inquiry That Grows Out Of The Specific Context Of A Society That Is Experiencing Uncertainty As To Its Ways Of Living And Being, Its Goals, Its Values, And Its Knowledge, One That Has Been Incapable, So Far, Of Adequately Understanding The Crisis It Is Undergoing, Castoriadis Sets As His Task The Elucidation Of This Crisis And Its Conditions.The Book Is In Four Parts Koinonia, Polis, Psyche, Logos The Opening Section Begins With A General Introduction To The Author S Views On Being, Time, Creation, And The Imaginary Institution Of Society And Continues With Reflections On The Role Of The Individual Psyche In Racist Thinking And Acting And On The Retreat From Autonomy To Generalized Conformity In Postmodernism The Second Part Is A Critique Of Those Who Now Belittle And Distort The Meaning Of May 68 And Other Movements Of The Sixties As Well As The French Revolution The Fate Of The Project Of Autonomy Is Considered Here In The Light Of The Greek And The Modern Political Imaginary, The Pulverization Of Marxism Leninism, And A Recent Alleged Return Of Ethics Habermas, Rawls, McIntyre, Solzhenitsyn, Havel.In Part Three, Castoriadis Shows How Psychoanalysis, Like Politics, Can Contribute To The Project Of Individual And Collective Autonomy And Challenges Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, And Others In His Report On The State Of The Subject Today This Section Also Presents His Most Current Lines Of Psychoanalytic Research And Thought On The Human Nonconscious In The Body And On The Problem Of The Psychoanalysis Of Psychotic Subjects, Where An Alternative Coherence On The Level Of Meaning Offers A Constant Challenge To The Task Of Psychoanalytic Interpretation.Castoriadis S Highly Original Investigations Of The Unruly Place Of The Imagination In Western Philosophy Round Out The Book He Examines How Aristotle S Original Aporetic Discovery And Cover Up Of The Imagination Were Repeated By Kant, Freud, Heidegger, And Merleau Ponty.
was a Greek philosopher, social critic, economist, psychoanalyst, author of The Imaginary Institution of Society, and co founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group.Edgar Morin proposed that Castoriadis work will be remembered for its remarkable continuity and coherence as well as for its extraordinary breadth which was encyclopaedic in the original Greek sense, for it offered us a paideia, or education, that brought full circle our cycle of otherwise compartmentalized knowledge in the arts and sciences Castoriadis wrote essays on mathematics, physics, biology, anthropology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, society, economics, politics, philosophy, and art.One of Castoriadis many important contributions to social theory was the idea that social change involves radical discontinuities that cannot be understood in terms of any determinate causes or presented as a sequence of events Change emerges through the social imaginary without determinations, but in order to be socially recognized must be instituted as revolution Any knowledge of society and social change can exist only by referring to, or by positing, singular entities which figure and presentify social imaginary significations Castoriadis used traditional terms as much as possible, though consistently redefining them Further, some of his terminology changed throughout the later part of his career, with the terms gaining greater consistency but breaking from their traditional meaning neologisms When reading Castoriadis, it is helpful to understand what he means by the terms he uses, since he does not redefine the terms in every piece where he employs them Castoriadis has influenced European especially continental thought in important ways His interventions in sociological and political theory have resulted in some of the most well known writing to emerge from the continent especially in the figure of J rgen Habermas, who often can be seen to be writing against Castoriadis Hans Joas published a number of articles in American journals in order to highlight the importance of Castoriadis work to a North American sociological audience, and the enduring importance of Johann P Arnason, both for his critical engagement with Castoriadis thought, but also for his sustained efforts to introduce Castoriadis thought to the English speaking public especially during his editorship of the journal Thesis Eleven must also be noted In the last few years, there has been growing interest in Castoriadis s thought, including the publication of two monographs authored by Arnason s former students Jeff Klooger s Castoriadis Psyche, Society, Autonomy Brill , and Suzi Adams s Castoriadis s Ontology Being and Creation Fordham University Press.
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