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    A Philosophy of Political Myth.Chiara Bottici - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, originally published in 2007, Chiara Bottici argues for a philosophical understanding of political myth. Bottici demonstrates that myth is a process, one of continuous work on a basic narrative pattern that responds to a need for significance. Human beings need meaning in order to master the world they live in, but they also need significance in order to live in a world that is less indifferent to them. This is particularly true in the realm of politics. Political (...)
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    Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary.Chiara Bottici - 2014 - Columbia University Press.
    Offering a new, systematic understanding of the imaginal and its nexus with the political, Chiara Bottici brings fresh insight into the formation of political and power relationships and the paradox of a world rich in imagery yet seemingly ...
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    The Politics of Imagination.Chiara Bottici & Benoît Challand (eds.) - 2011 - Birkbeck Law Press.
    _The Politics of Imagination_ offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the contemporary relationship between politics and the imagination. What role does our capacity to form images play in politics? And can we define politics as a struggle for people’s imagination? As a result of the increasingly central place of the media in our lives, the political role of imagination has undergone a massive quantitative and a qualitative change. As such, there has been a revival of interest in the concept of imagination, (...)
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    Imagining Europe: Myth, Memory, and Identity.Chiara Bottici & Benoît Challand - 2013 - Cambridge University Press.
    In Imagining Europe, Chiara Bottici and Benoît Challand explore the formation of modern European identity. Europe has not always been there, although we have been imagining it for quite some time. Even after the birth of a polity called the European Union, the meaning of Europe remained a very much contested topic. What is Europe? What are its boundaries? Is there a specific European identity or is the EU just the name for a group of institutions? This book answers these (...)
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    Imagination, Imaginary, Imaginal: Towards a New Social Ontology?Chiara Bottici - 2019 - Social Epistemology 33 (5):433-441.
    ABSTRACTThe concept of the social imaginary has been introduced as an alternative to theories of the imagination. Whereas the imagination tends to be conceived as a faculty that we possess as indiv...
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    Rethinking Political Myth: The Clash of Civilizations as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.Benoît Challand & Chiara Bottici - 2006 - European Journal of Social Theory 9 (3):315-336.
    This article argues for the need to recover the concept of political myth in order to understand the crucial phenomena of our epoch. By drawing on Blumenberg’s philosophical reflections on myth, it proposes to understand political myth as the continual process of work on a common narrative by which the members of a social group can provide significance to their political conditions and experience. In order to show how this understanding of political myth can throw light on important aspects of (...)
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    Philosophies of Political Myth, a Comparative Look Backwards.Chiara Bottici - 2009 - European Journal of Political Theory 8 (3):365-382.
    The aim of this article is to recover a tradition of political philosophy which has been largely neglected and show its relevance for contemporary political thought. By arguing for the need of rethinking political myth today, the article reconstructs the philosophical reflections on this topic of Cassirer, Sorel and Spinoza, discussing both their strength and shortcomings. By adopting a comparative look backwards, it shows why they provide an ideal starting point for a philosophical approach to political myth which is aimed (...)
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    Imaginal Politics.Chiara Bottici - 2011 - Thesis Eleven 106 (1):56-72.
    The aim of this article is to reassess the conceptual link between politics and our capacity to create images. Although a lot has been written on what we can call the ‘politics of imagination’, much less has been done to critically assess the conceptual link between the two in a systematic way. This paper introduces the concept of imaginal, understood simply as what is made of images, to go beyond the current impasse of the opposition between theories of imagination as (...)
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    Bodies in Plural: Towards an Anarcha-Feminist Manifesto.Chiara Bottici - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 142 (1):91-111.
    In the last few years, it has become a commonplace to state that domination takes place through a multiplicity of axes, where gender, class, race, and sexuality intersect with one another. While a lot of insightful empirical work is being done under the heading of intersectionality, it is very rarely linked to the anarchist tradition that preceded it. In this article, I would like to articulate this point by showing the usefulness but also the limits of the notion of intersectionality (...)
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    Rethinking the Biopolitical Turn From the Thanatopolitical to the Geneapolitical Paradigm.Chiara Bottici - 2015 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 36 (1):175-197.
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    The Domestic Analogy and the Kantian Project of Perpetual Peace.Chiara Bottici - 2003 - Journal of Political Philosophy 11 (4):392–410.
  12. The Anarchist Turn.Jacob Blumenfeld, Chiara Bottici & Simon Critchley - 2013
    The concept of anarchy is often presented as a recipe for pure disorder. The Anarchist Turn brings together innovative and fresh perspectives on anarchism to argue that in fact it represents a form of collective, truly democratic social organisation. The book shows how in the last decade the negative caricature of anarchy has begun to crack. Globalisation and the social movements it spawned have proved what anarchists have long been advocating: an anarchical order is not just desirable, but also feasible. (...)
     
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    Another Enlightenment: Spinoza on Myth and Imagination.Chiara Bottici - 2012 - Constellations 19 (4):591-608.
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    Between Psychoanalysis and Political Philosophy: Towards a Critical Theory of Political Myth.Chiara Bottici & Angela Kühner - 2012 - Critical Horizons 13 (1):94 - 112.
    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 (...)
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    Between Psychoanalysis and Political Philosophy: Towards a Critical Theory of Political Myth.Chiara Bottici & Angela Kühner - 2012 - Critical Horizons 13 (1):94 - 112.
    This paper focuses on a specific aspect of political imaginaries: political myth. What are political myths? What role do they play within today's commoditized 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 psycho analysis 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 (...)
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    The Politics of Imagination and the Public Role of Religion.Chiara Bottici - 2009 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 35 (8):985-1005.
    The aim of this article is to show that, in order to understand the new public role of religion, we need to rethink the nexus, often neglected by contemporary philosophy, between politics and imagination. The current resurrection of religion in the public sphere is linked to a deep transformation of political imagination which has its roots in the double process of the reduction of politics to mere administration, on the one hand, and to spectacle, on the other. In an epoch (...)
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    Commenti a La Forza dell 'Esempio. Il Paradigma del Giugizio.Chiara Bottici - 2009 - Jura Gentium 6 (S1):12-14.
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    Democracy and the Spectacle: On Rousseau’s Homeopathic Strategy.Chiara Bottici - 2015 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 41 (3):235-248.
    Rousseau maintains that the spectacle isolates us at the very same moment when it brings us together. This article argues that this striking remark must be understood within the more general framework of a critique of the spectacular nature of modern society. But if the spectacle is not simply an occasional form of entertainment, but a social relationship that pervades modern society as a whole, how can we escape from it? Rousseau’s homeopathic strategy, according to which we should fight an (...)
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    Europa, identità e legittimità.Chiara Bottici - 2005 - Annali Del Dipartimento di Filosofia 11:5-23.
    The paper explores the interplay between identity and legitimacy in the context of the European Union, understood as a postmodern political space. First, the paper analyses the conception of those who argue that the EU can and should rest on a simple instrumental or out-put oriented legitimacy, leaving thus democracy to nation states. By criticizing this view, the paper contrasts it with the idea that the EU needs a more complex form of legitimacy, one of its necessary conditions being the (...)
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  20. Filosofia Del Mito Politico.Chiara Bottici - 2012 - Bollati Boringhieri.
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    From Italy to New York, Via Prague: The Passion for Critique.Chiara Bottici - 2017 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 43 (3):318-318.
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    From the Imagination to the Imaginal Politics, Spectacle and Post-Fordist Capitalism.Chiara Bottici - 2017 - Social Imaginaries 3 (1):61-81.
    According to Rorty, philosophy is most of time the result of a contest between an entrenched vocabulary, which has become a nuisance, and half-formed new vocabulary which vaguely promises great things. In this paper, I will explore the contest between the entrenched vocabulary of imagination and a half-formed vocabulary that promises a lot of interesting things: the vocabulary of the ‘the imaginal’. After introducing the concept of the imaginal, I will move on to show its force and, in particular, the (...)
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    From the Transindividual to the Imaginal: A Response to Balibar’s ‘Philosophies of the Transindividual: Spinoza, Marx, Freud’.Chiara Bottici - 2018 - Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (1):69-76.
    This article explores the implications of Balibar’s strategic decision to add Freud to the series of the thinkers of the transindividual. This move, I argue, both illuminates the other philosophers’ contribution to our understanding of transindividuality, but also creates some tensions within the triad Spinoza, Marx, Freud. After exploring both aspects, the reciprocal tensions and the reciprocal illumination, I will move on to analysing the relationship between the transindividual and the imaginal, as both concepts signal a questioning of the dichotomy (...)
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    Imagining Human Rights: Utopia or Ideology?Chiara Bottici - 2010 - Law and Critique 21 (2):111-130.
    Human rights are both a means for the ideological justification of the status quo and for its utopian subversion. In order to account for this paradox we need to consider the role that our capacity to form images plays in human rights discourses. I will first discuss how best to conceptualise the capacity to produce images, which is the focus of this paper. In order to go beyond the impasse generated by philosophical approaches to imagination as an individual faculty, and (...)
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    Kant's Recourse to the Domestic Anology in the Perpetual Peace.Chiara Bottici - 2005 - Jura Gentium 2:43-61.
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    La politica dell'immaginazione e il nuovo ruolo pubblico della religione.Chiara Bottici - 2008 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 21 (3):617-642.
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    La politica immaginale: un abbozzo di teoria.Chiara Bottici - 2010 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 23 (1):63-74.
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  28. La politica immaginale [The imaginal politics].Chiara Bottici - 2009 - la Società Degli Individui 36:131-142.
    Lo scopo fondamentale di questo saggio è affrontare il nesso tra politica e immaginazione per mezzo del concetto di immaginale, inteso come ciò che è fatto di immagini. La strategia è quella di aggredire l’intreccio di politica e immaginale attraverso un duplice movimento, dal con­cetto di immaginale a quello di politica e viceversa, per poi passare a un’analisi delle sue tra­sfor­mazioni nell’epoca globale.The aim of this article is to tackle the nexus of politics and imagination through the concept of imaginal, (...)
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  29. La politica immaginale.Chiara Bottici - 2009 - Società Degli Individui 36:131-140.
    - Lo scopo fondamentale di questo saggio č affrontare il nesso tra politica e immaginazione per mezzo del concetto di immaginale, inteso come ciň che č fatto di immagini. La strategia č quella di aggredire l'intreccio di politica e immaginale attraverso un duplice movimento, dal concetto di immaginale a quello di politica e viceversa, per poi passare a un'analisi delle sue trasformazioni nell'epoca globale.
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    Más allá de la dialéctica de la ilustración: Spinoza, sobre el mito Y la imaginación.Chiara Bottici - 2010 - Signos Filosóficos 12 (24):137-170.
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    Mythos and Logos: A Genealogical Approach.Chiara Bottici - 2008 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (1):1-24.
    The paper aims to put forward a critique of the common view of the birth of philosophy as the exit from myth. To this end, it proposes a genealogy of myth whichstarts from the observation that the two terms were originally used as synonymous. By analyzing the ways in which the two terms relate to each other in the thinking of Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle, the paper argues that up to the fourth century BC no opposition between mythos and logos (...)
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    Mythos and Logos: A Genealogical Approach.Chiara Bottici - 2008 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (1):1-24.
    The paper aims to put forward a critique of the common view of the birth of philosophy as the exit from myth. To this end, it proposes a genealogy of myth whichstarts from the observation that the two terms were originally used as synonymous. By analyzing the ways in which the two terms relate to each other in the thinking of Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle, the paper argues that up to the fourth century BC no opposition between mythos and logos (...)
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    Nota introduttiva.Chiara Bottici - 2010 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 23 (1):59-62.
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    Towards a Philosophy of Political Myth.Chiara Bottici - 2011 - Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 3 (5):31-52.
    This article argues for the need for philosophical reflection on political myth. It does so by addressing the twofold question “Why philosophy?” and “Why political myth?” The first part of the essay examines the ways that political philosophy could contribute to a better understanding of political myth. In particular, it proposes to look at political myth as a process rather than as an object, and to define it as the work of a common narrative, which grants significance to the political (...)
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    Who Is Afraid of The Myth of the State?Chiara Bottici - 2017 - Social Imaginaries 3 (2):213-227.
    Now that we possess the Nachlass version, we can finally state it: Cassirer’s The Myth of the State has been massacred, large parts have been omitted; entire sections moved around, the fundamental thesis deeply altered. Instead of the neo-Enlightenment intellectual who, when faced with the Nazi’s recourse to myth, had started to question the very idea of a Western road from mythos to logos, the 1946 edition transmitted to us the text of a self-confident intellectual carrying the torch of the (...)
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