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Cornelius Castoriadis

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(1922–97)

Paris-based Greek political philosopher and psychoanalyst. Born in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) and educated in Greece, Castoriadis lived in France from the end...

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Cornelius Castoriadis

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(1922–97)

Paris-based Greek political philosopher and psychoanalyst. Born in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) and educated in Greece, Castoriadis lived in France from the end...

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Castoriadis, Cornelius (1922–97)

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 516 words.

(1922–97)

Paris-based Greek political philosopher and psychoanalyst. Born in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) and educated in Greece, Castoriadis

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Castoriadis, Cornelius (1922–97)

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 517 words.

Born in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) and educated in Greece, Castoriadis lived in France from the end of the Second World

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Castoriadis, Cornelius (1922–1997)

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 257 words.

(1922–1997)

An iconoclastic thinker and political radical whose work bridged economics, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. Castoriadis was born in

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Castoriadis, Cornélius (1922–97)

Michael Kelly.

in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 84 words.

(1922–97).

Political philosopher. Born in Greece, he came to Paris in 1945 and pursued first a career

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Confronting Heteronomy

Stathis Gourgouris.

in Lessons in Secular Criticism

September 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 9653 words.

Examines the work of philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis, specifically his radical critique of all heteronomy, whether religious or secularist. Discusses certain biological notions of...

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Imagination in Organizational Creativity

Aris Komporozos Athanasiou and Marianna Fotaki.

in The Emergence of Novelty in Organizations

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation. 8625 words.

This chapter draws on the works of Cornelius Castoriadis (1922–1997) to explore the relatively under-researched role of imagination in organizational creativity. In doing so it proposes an...

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From the Symbolic Turn to the Social Imaginary

Warren Breckman.

in Adventures of the Symbolic

June 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 16690 words.

This chapter examines Cornelius Castoriadis's rejection of both the retreat from Marxism into structuralism and the attempt to recast Marxism in structuralist terms, as well as his...

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École Freudienne de Paris

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Founded by Jacques Lacan in 1964 after he was expelled from the International Psychoanalytical Association, to train analysts to practise as psychoanalysts. The founding members of the...

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Antinomies of Creativity: Lacan and Castoriadis on Social Construction and the Political

Yannis Stavrakakis.

in The Lacanian Left

July 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 12123 words.

This opening chapter aims at initiating a dialogue between Lacanian (political) theory and the social and political theory advanced by Cornelius Castoriadis. A follower of Lacan's seminar...

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What is ‘autonomy,’ and how can we make it possible? Reflecting on concrete experiences from Latin America

Marcelo Lopes de Souza.

in Community Development Journal

July 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Development Planning and Policy; Public Policy. 7001 words.

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‘Autonomy’ is the key term underpinning one of the most seminal and vigorous radical political philosophies of all time, Cornelius Castoriadis's...

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Socialism or Barbarism

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A political group so-called because of the journal they established of the same name, which ran for 40 issues. Formed in response to Tito's break with Stalin in 1948 by a breakaway group...

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Introduction

Warren Breckman.

in Adventures of the Symbolic

June 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 8962 words.

This book narrates the history of post-Marxism as the adventure of the symbolic. Post-Marxism involves a confrontation between the relatively rigid semiotic concept of the symbolic order...

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An Unsettled Past as a Political Resource

Svjetlana Nedimović.

in African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity

April 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 8801 words.

This chapter examines recent debates about transitional justice and argues against attempts at ‘overcoming the past’ or ‘settling the past’. Drawing on Cornelius Castoriadis's theory of the...

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Alternatives Within the West: French and British Roads to Modernity

Natalie J. Doyle.

in Domains and Divisions of European History

February 2010; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 8058 words.

This chapter examines the dynamic interrelationships among regional, historical, and civilisational lines of division, focusing on France and Britain and their respective paths to...

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From Imagination to the Imaginary and Beyond?

Chiara Bottici.

in Imaginal Politics

May 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 9705 words.

This chapter focuses on the passage from the word imagination to “the imaginary,” which it suggests also points to a passage from a philosophical tradition centered on a philosophy of the...

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The Repositioning of Religion in the Public Sphere

Chiara Bottici.

in Imaginal Politics

May 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 8124 words.

This chapter examines the imaginal consequences of the repositioning of religion in the public sphere. In his reflections on the work of art in the age of its technical reproducibility,...

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Organization as <i>Chaosmos</i>

Haridimos Tsoukas.

in Philosophical Organization Theory

December 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 7364 words.

Drawing on the philosophy of Cornelius Castoriadis, I argue that organization is an ever incomplete effort to shape chaos and formlessness. More specifically, organization consists of three...

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The Lacanian Left

Yannis Stavrakakis.

July 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Political Theory. 328 pages.

In recent years psychoanalysis – especially Lacanian theory – has been gradually acknowledged as a vital resource in the ongoing re-orientation of contemporary political theory and...

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Adventures of the Symbolic

Warren Breckman.

June 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 376 pages.

This book critically revisits the reassessment of philosophical Marxism that took place in the middle of the twentieth century. It explores the efforts that were made to reconcile a radical...

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