Figures of the Thinkable

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Stanford University Press, 2007 - 279 σελίδες
2 Κριτικές
In this posthumous collection of writings, Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) pursues his incisive analysis of modern society, the philosophical basis of our ability to change it, and the points of intersection between his many approaches to this theme. His main philosophical postulate, that the human subject and society are not predetermined, asserts the primacy of creation and the possibility of creative, autonomous activity in every domain. This argument is combined with penetrating political and social criticism, opening numerous avenues of critical thought and action.

The book’s wide-ranging topics include the core worldview of ancient Athens, where the idea of self-creation and self-limitation made democracy possible; the wealth of poetic resources; a deconstruction of the so-called rationality of capitalism and of the current conception of democracy, along with a discussion of what a radical, revolutionary project means today; the role of what he calls the radical imagination in the creation of both societal institutions and history; the roots of hate; a psychoanalytic view of human development torn between heteronomy and autonomy; the role of education in forming autonomous individuals; and notions of chaos, space, and number.

  

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Review: Figures of the Thinkable (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

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Some interesting stuff here. Not incredibly memorable. Don't think I have much reason to go back to it. Interesting thoughts at the beginning on ancient Greek poetry polysemy. Seemingly cool stuff near the end, space and number. Who was this guy? Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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Notes on Some Poetic Resources
21
The Rationality of Capitalism
47
Imaginary and Imagination at the Crossroads
71
Primal Institution of Society
91
Heritage and Revolution
105
What Democracy?
118
8 The Psychical and Social Roots of Hate
153
Its Situation and Limits
188
The Psyche and Society Anew
203
Mode of Being
223
False and True Chaos
236
Appendix
261
Notes
275
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The late Cornelius Castoriadis was Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and a practicing psychoanalyst. Among his many books in English are On Plato's "Statesman" (Stanford University Press, 2002) and World in Fragments: Writings on Politics, Society, Psychoanalysis, and the Imagination (Stanford University Press, 1997).

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