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Imaginary Institution of Society

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ISBN-10: 0262531550

ISBN-13: 9780262531559

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Cornelius Castoriadis, Kathleen Blamey

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This is one of the most original and important works of contemporary European thought. First published in France in 1975, it is the major theoretical work of one of the foremost thinkers in Europe today. Castoriadis offers a brilliant and far-reaching analysis of the unique character of the social-historical world and its relations to the individual, to language, and to nature. He argues that most traditional conceptions of society and history overlook the essential feature of the social-historical world, namely that this world is not articulated once and for all but is in each case the creation of the society concerned. In emphasizing the element of creativity, Castoriadis opens the way for rethinking political theory and practice in terms of the autonomous and explicit self-institution of society.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 426
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) was a Greek-French philosopher, economist and psychoanalyst. Author of the The Imaginary Institution of Society, co-founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group and "philosopher of autonomy."

Preface
Marxism and Revolutionary Theory
Marxism: A Provisional Assessment
Theory and Revolutionary Project
The Institution and the Imaginary a First Approach
The Social Imaginary and the Institution
The Social-Historical
The Social-Historical Institution Legein and Teukhein
The Social-Historical Institution Individuals and Things
Social Imaginary Significations
Notes
Index