Figures of the Thinkable

Figures of the Thinkable[Ebook] ➦ Figures of the Thinkable By Cornelius Castoriadis – Heartforum.co.uk In this posthumous collection of writings, Cornelius Castoriadis pursues his incisive analysis of modern society, the philosophical basis of our ability to change it, and the points of intersection In this posthumous collection of writings, Cornelius Castoriadis 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 Figures of PDF \ creative, autonomous activity in every domain This argument is combined with penetrating political and social criticism, opening numerous avenues of critical thought and actionThe 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.

Cornelius Castoriadis Greek was a Greek philosopher, social critic, economist, psychoanalyst, author of The Imaginary Institution of Society, and co founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie groupEdgar 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 Figures of PDF \ 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 artOne 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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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Figures of the Thinkable
  • Cornelius Castoriadis
  • English
  • 01 July 2018
  • 080475618X

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  1. Carlo says:

    Latest Castoriadis text I ve read Some ultra left friends don t read past the Socialisme ou Barbarie texts, concerned that CC s radical edge was dulled I don t agree His writing remained radical, and always clear when discussing politics and democratic theory But even the philosophical texts with section headings like Koinonia, Logos, Poeisis, Polis, Psyche well a reader must be curious Caution like Adorno can get technical about music, Castoriadis may do that with mathematics, thou Latest Castoriadis text I ve read Some ultra left friends don t read past the Socialisme ou Barbarie texts, concerned that CC s radical edge was dulled I don t agree His writing remained radical, and always clear when discussing politics and democratic theory But even the philosophical texts with section headings like Koinonia, Logos, Poeisis, Polis, Psyche well a reader must be curious Caution like Adorno can get technical about music, Castoriadis may do that with mathematics, though don t know if CC s math skills compared with Adorno s music

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