These remarkable essays include Cornelius Castoriadis's latest contributions to philosophy, political and social theory, classical studies, development theory, cultural criticism, science, and ecology. Examining the "co-birth" in ancient Greece of philosophy and politics, Castoriadis shows how the Greeks' radical questioning of established ideas and institutions gave rise to the "project of autonomy". The "end of philosophy" proclaimed by Postmodernism would mean the end of this project. That end is now hastened by the lethal expansion of technoscience, the waning of political and social conflict, and the resignation of intellectuals who blindly defend Western culture as it is or who merely denounce or "deconstruct" it as it has been. Discussing and criticizing Plato, Aristotle, Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Weber, Heidegger, and Habermas, the author of The Imaginary Institution of Society and Crossroads in the Labyrinth poses a radical challenge to our inherited philosophy.
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Cornelius Castoriadis is at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris.Review:
"Excellent introduction to Castoriadis."--Manual M. Davenport, Texas A and M
"The author writes with a broad scope of vision and, at the same time, a depth needed to compare the important ideas considered. The work is bound to generate discussion among students in at least two fields; philosophy and political thought."--Keith R. David, William Jewell College
"The essays, most of them written during the past five years or so, show Castoriadis to be an extraordinarily wide-ranging social critic, prepared to grapple with some of the most complex and disturbing aspects of the late modern age....[T]hese essays are edifying reading."--Times
"I only wish I had read Cornelius Castoriadis before, and I recommend him strongly....Marvellously compelling."--Political Studies
"Reading Castoriadis, is an urgent task. I cannot hope adequately to convey the exhilaration that following his conceptual trails induces. Here is a young and alert political philosopher."--J.J. Lecercle, Radical Philosophy
"The strength of these essays - has been a passionate promotion of the modernist vision of a self-reflective and self-realizing society."--Philosophical Reviews
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195069633
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