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Castoriadis and Critical Theory: Crisis, Critique and Radical Alternatives

Christos Memos (Department of Sociology, University of Abertay, Dundee, UK)
Format
Book
Published
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9781137034458, 1137034459
Summary
"Combining philosophical and political analysis, this study offers a comprehensive reassessment of Castoriadis' contribution to critical theory in and through his critical confrontation with both the crisis of the traditional Left and the crisis of modern capitalist societies. The key concepts of 'crisis' and 'critique' are considered throughout the text and Castoriadis' ideas are situated in a critical debate with other radical thinkers, such as Lefort, Pannekoek, Arendt, Althusser, Axelos, Papaioannou and Marx. The study supplies an extensive analysis and explores the contemporary relevance of Castoriadis' views regarding the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Hungarian revolt of 1956 and the events of May 1968 in France. It argues for a re-radicalization of his thought in light of the current capitalist crisis and seeks to trace his radical alternative to crisis by critically examining and further elaborating his positions with respect to socialism, autonomy and revolution"--
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note
  • Introduction: Reading Castoriadis Politically1. Origins: Early Years in Greece, Migration and Life in France 2. The Critique of Totalitarianism3. Subversive Praxis, Open Crisis and Critique4. Marx in Question5. The Crisis of Modern Societies and the Revival of Emancipatory PoliticsConclusions.
Description
ix, 183 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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