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Sovereignty at the limit

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter returns to the problem with which chapter 1 opened namely the nothingness that accompanies the sovereign’s authority. While Schmitt tried to fill this nothingness up with divine ... More


Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Suzi Adams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is the first systematic reconstruction of Castoriadis's philosophical trajectory, and pays particular attention to his dialogue with phenomenology. It critically interprets the shifts in ... More


Imagining the Demos: Sharing Identity in Feminist and Democratic Theory

Michaele L. Ferguson

in Sharing Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter critically examines the belief that commonality gives meaning and coherence to collective identities. The belief that groups only have coherence when their members share some thing in ... More


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

Yannis Stavrakakis

in The Lacanian Left: Psychoanalysis, Theory, Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619801
eISBN:
9780748672073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619801.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

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 who ... More


An Unsettled Past as a Political Resource

Svjetlana Nedimović

in African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity: Past Oppression, Future Justice?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400404
eISBN:
9781474412476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

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 ... More


Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Warren Breckman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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 and ... More


From the Symbolic Turn to the Social Imaginary: Castoriadis’s Project of Autonomy

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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 sustained effort ... More


Introduction: Post-Marxism and the Symbolic Turn

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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 and looser, ... More


From Imagination to the Imaginary and Beyond?

Chiara Bottici

in Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157780
eISBN:
9780231527811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157780.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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 subject to ... More


The Repositioning of Religion in the Public Sphere: Imaginal Consequences

Chiara Bottici

in Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157780
eISBN:
9780231527811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157780.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

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, Walter ... More


Castoriadis and the Tradition of Radical Critique

Gabriel Rockhill

in Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405355
eISBN:
9781474422321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter turns to the work of one of the major philosophic figures in France to have stalwartly resisted the theoretical constellation of the philosophy of difference, in part through his ... More


Confronting Heteronomy

Stathis Gourgouris

in Lessons in Secular Criticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253784
eISBN:
9780823261215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

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


Alternatives Within the West: French and British Roads to Modernity

Natalie J. Doyle

in Domains and Divisions of European History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312144
eISBN:
9781846315251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312144.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

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


Organization as Chaosmos: Insights from Cornelius Castoriadis

Haridimos Tsoukas

in Philosophical Organization Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198794547
eISBN:
9780191836015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794547.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

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 ... More


The Choice of Law: Autonomy Between Norm and Creation

Claire E. Rasmussen

in The Autonomous Animal: Self-Governance and the Modern Subject

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669561
eISBN:
9781452946757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669561.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the theoretical terrain of autonomy by laying out key debates within theorists of autonomy with a brief overview of a few key debates and tensions within approaches sympathetic ... More


Imagination in Organizational Creativity: Insights from the Radical Ontology of Cornelius Castoriadis

Aris Komporozos Athanasiou and Marianna Fotaki

in The Emergence of Novelty in Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198728313
eISBN:
9780191795275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728313.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

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 ... More


Introduction: Gestural Imaginaries

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

The Introduction gives an outline of the book’s main concepts and themes: it discusses choreographic gesture within the context of early twentieth-century dance, defines it with reference to Walter ... More


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