David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Critical Horizons 13 (1):94 - 112 (2013)
This paper focuses on a specific aspect of political imaginaries: political myth. What are political myths? What role do they play within today commoditised political imaginaries? What are the conditions for setting up a critique of them? We will address these questions, by putting forward a theory of political myth which situates itself between psychoanalysis and political philosophy, in line with the tradition of critical theory that many still associate with the name of the Frankfurt School. We will first discuss the notion of political myth by illustrating the contribution of both disciplines to its understanding and then, through a discussion of the notion of social unconscious, we will apply this analysis to a contemporary example of political myth, that of a clash of civilisations
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Chiara Bottici & Angela Kühner (2012). Between Psychoanalysis and Political Philosophy: Towards a Critical Theory of Political Myth. Critical Horizons 13 (1):94 - 112.
Chiara Bottici (2007). A Philosophy of Political Myth. Cambridge University Press.
M. Steele (2010). Review Essay: The Importance of Myth for Political Philosophy (Under Consideration: Chiara Bottici's A Philosophy of Political Myth). Philosophy and Social Criticism 36 (9):1137-1141.
Dick Howard (2000). Political Theory, Critical Theory, and the Place of the Frankfurt School. Critical Horizons 1 (2):271-280.
Albena Azmanova (2012). The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment. Columbia University Press.
Dorota Mokrosińska (2013). What is Political About Political Obligation? A Neglected Lesson From Consent Theory. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (1):88-108.
Christopher Flood (1996). Political Myth: A Theoretical Introduction. Garland Pub. Inc..
Bernard Yack (1996). The Myth of the Civic Nation. Critical Review 10 (2):193-211.
Arnold Brecht (1954). The Political Philosophy of Arnold Brecht. New York[Exposition Press].
Stephen K. White & J. Donald Moon (eds.) (2003). What is Political Theory? Sage Publications.
Ernst Cassirer (1979). Symbol, Myth, and Culture: Essays and Lectures of Ernst Cassirer, 1935-1945. Yale University Press.
Noël O'Sullivan (2009). The Concepts of the Public, the Private and the Political in Contemporary Western Political Theory. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 12 (2):145-165.
Added to index2012-06-22
Total downloads16 ( #144,347 of 1,696,306 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #333,740 of 1,696,306 )
How can I increase my downloads?