|Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) was one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. Today, two decades after his death, his ideas are being discussed more intensely than ever before. They have became topical because of the very political and existential problems that are facing modern societies. In his titanic attempt to meditate and clarify every field and every layer of “being”, Castoriadis broke the institutional barriers of knowledge by combining distinct disciplines, such as political thought , philosophy, art, psychoanalysis, history, and science. The texts assembled in this volume attempt to follow him on this path and to engage with his thoughts and to illuminate the core questions from all the fields he occupied with. What is the soul and the human subject? What is the meaning of direct democracy and collective and individual autonomy? What role does the ontology of magma, creation and emergence play in the social as well as the natural and the biological world? How was Castoriadis affected by his love for art? Which thinkers he spoke to in order to create his own philosophical universe? How can we think through his concepts our own present?|
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