Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Castoriadis: Psyche, Society, Autonomy

Jeff Klooger who runs the occasional Castoriadis blog has written a critical exploration of the "underpinnings and implications of
Cornelius Castoriadis’ reflections on Being, society and the self. The book introduces the reader to the main concepts of Castoriadis’ work, but goes further to uncover the fundamental philosophical issues addressed by Castoriadis, and to critically examine the issues his work opens up." Published by Brill the book is available in hardback only at the astonishing price of 121 euros.

Never an easy read, but always rewarding, Castoriadis' work deserves to be better known in the UK. My introduction was by those wonderful pamphlets run off on an old duplicator by the Soldiarity group many years ago - which somehow still seem more appropriate for the subversive spirit that lays at the heart of Castioradis' writing. A pity that the audience for Jeff's book will be restricted by the price tag.

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