Philosophy, Politics, Autonomy: Essays in Political Philosophy by Cornelius CastoriadisPhilosophy, Politics, Autonomy: Essays in Political Philosophy by Cornelius Castoriadis

Philosophy, Politics, Autonomy: Essays in Political Philosophy

byCornelius Castoriadis

Paperback | May 1, 1995

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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 howthe 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 andsocial 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 ofSociety and Crossroads in the Labyrinth poses a radical challenge to our inherited philosophy.
Cornelius Castoriadis is at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris.
Title:Philosophy, Politics, Autonomy: Essays in Political PhilosophyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 0.94 inPublished:May 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Intellectuals and History2. The "End of Philosophy"?3. The Social-Historical: Mode of Being, Problems of Knowledge4. Individual, Society, Rationality, History5. The Greek Polis and the Creation of Democracy6. The Nature and Value of Equality7. Power, Politics, Autonomy8. Reflections on "Rationality" and "Development"; Presentation and Response to Critics9. The Crisis of Culture and the State10. Dead End?BibliographyIndex

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"The strength of these essays - has been a passionate promotion of the modernist vision of a self-reflective and self-realizing society."--Philosophical Reviews