Freedom After the Critique of Foundations: Marx, Liberalism, Castoriadis and Agonistic Autonomy by A. Kioupkiolis

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations: Marx, Liberalism, Castoriadis and Agonistic Autonomy

byA. Kioupkiolis

Hardcover | July 25, 2012

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Freedom After the Critique of Foundations engages with the work of the Greek-French thinker Cornelius Castoriadis, a founding member of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group whose ideas inspired the French May '68, in order to formulate an account of agonistic autonomy for individuals and societies. This is a critical conception of freedom which informs a broad spectrum of contemporary political thought and practice, ranging from theories of agonistic democracy and Foucault's ethic of 'care for the self' to the liberal pluralism of Joseph Raz, post-anarchist thought and contemporary movements for global justice and 'real democracy'. The discussion shows how agonistic autonomy brings together imagination, radical reflection, self-creation, pluralism and an ongoing struggle against closed identities in order to challenge and enhance Marxian and liberal ideas of freedom. The book tackles the problem of relativism and addresses a wider range of ontological, ethical and political questions raised by an agonistic outlook which dismisses objective foundations in science, history and morality.

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ALEXANDROS KIOUPKIOLIS Lecturer at the School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests are focused on the philosophy of freedom, theories of democracy and the critique of power.

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Title:Freedom After the Critique of Foundations: Marx, Liberalism, Castoriadis and Agonistic AutonomyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:July 25, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230279120

ISBN - 13:9780230279124

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