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    The Imaginary Institution of Society.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1998 - MIT Press.
    As a work of social theory, I would argue that it belongs in a class with the writings of Habermas and Arendt". -- Jay Bernstein, University of Essex This is one of the most original and important works of contemporary European thought.
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  2. World in Fragments: Writings on Politics, Society, Psychoanalysis, and the Imagination.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1997 - Stanford University Press.
    This collection presents a broad and compelling overview of the most recent work by a world-renowned figure in contemporary thought. The book is in four parts: Koinonia, Polis, Psyche, Logos. The opening section begins with a general introduction to the author's views on being, time, creation, and the imaginary institution of society and continues with reflections on the role of the individual psyche in racist thinking and acting. The second part is a critique of those who now belittle and distort (...)
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  3. Philosophy, Politics, Autonomy.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1991 - Oxford University Press.
    These remarkable essays include Cornelius Castoriadis's latest contributions to philosophy, political and social theory, classical studies, development theory, cultural criticism, science, and ecology. Examining the "co-birth" in ancient Greece of philosophy and politics, Castoriadis shows how the Greeks' radical questioning of established ideas and institutions gave rise to the "project of autonomy". The "end of philosophy" proclaimed by Postmodernism would mean the end of this project. That end is now hastened by the lethal expansion of technoscience, the waning of political (...)
     
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    Democracy as Procedure and Democracy as Regime.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1997 - Constellations 4 (1):1-18.
    In the intellectual confusion prevailing since the demise of Marxism and “marxism”, the attempt is made to define democracy as a matter of pure procedure, explicitly avoiding and condemning any reference to substantive objectives. It can easily be shown, however, that the idea of a purely procedural “democracy” is incoherent and self‐contradictory. No legal system whatsoever and no government can exist in the absence of substantive conditions which cannot be left to chance or to the workings of the “market” but (...)
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  5. The Greek Polis and the Creation of Democracy.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1983 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 9 (2):79-115.
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    Figures of the Thinkable.Cornelius Castoriadis - 2007 - Stanford University Press.
    In this posthumous collection of writings, Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) pursues his incisive analysis of modern society, the philosophical basis of our ability to change it, and the points of intersection between his many approaches to this theme. His main philosophical postulate, that the human subject and society are not predetermined, asserts the primacy of creation and the possibility of creative, autonomous activity in every domain. This argument is combined with penetrating political and social criticism, opening numerous avenues of critical thought (...)
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  7. The State Of The Subject Today.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1989 - Thesis Eleven 24 (1):5-43.
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    Window Into Chaos.Cornelius Castoriadis & Andrew Cooper - 2018 - Thesis Eleven 148 (1):77-88.
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  9. Institution of Society and Religion.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1993 - Thesis Eleven 35 (1):1-17.
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  10. Individual, Society, Rationality, History.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1990 - Thesis Eleven 25 (1):59-90.
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  11. From Ecology To Autonomy.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1981 - Thesis Eleven 3 (1):8-22.
  12. Does the Idea of Revolution Still Make Sense?Cornelius Castoriadis - 1990 - Thesis Eleven 26 (1):123-138.
  13. The Movements of the Sixties.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1987 - Thesis Eleven 18 (1):20-31.
  14. Reflections on 'Rationality' and 'Development'.Cornelius Castoriadis & John Murphy - 1985 - Thesis Eleven 10 (1):18-36.
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  15. Merleau-Ponty and the Weight of the Ontological Tradition.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1993 - Thesis Eleven 36 (1):1-36.
  16. Marx Today : An Interview.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1984 - Thesis Eleven 8 (1):124-132.
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  17. Communication.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1987 - Thesis Eleven 16 (1):125-126.
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    Crossroads in the Labyrinth.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1984 - MIT Press.
    Cornelius Castoriadis is a fascinating figure, not only because of his personal and intellectual background, but because of the extraordinary breadth of his interests and his ability to play the brilliant intellectual jester - all characteristics in abundant evidence in this collection of essays. In them, Castoriadis goes to the heart of deep philosophical issues raised but not answered by modern thought.The book presents his concerns with the development of analytical theories of psychology, language, and politics, all commonly rooted in (...)
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    Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1997 - Thesis Eleven 49 (1):99-116.
    The question of man is a question of philosophical anthropology. It raises a particular problem because man is both the subject and object of any knowledge of man. This question has ontological consequences, because man is the one being that can have knowledge of himself and can change himself and the laws of his existence. Such knowledge and change, however, are not innate to man but are creations that have both psychical and social-historical presuppositions and implications. The question of de (...)
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    The Crisis of the Identification Process.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1997 - Thesis Eleven 49 (1):85-98.
    This paper considers the crisis of the identification process from the social-historical standpoint, for it cannot be understood when divorced from the social totality. Attempts to explain the current crisis in terms of particular institutions such as changes in habitat, a crisis in the family, etc. fail to account for it, since it also manifests itself in milieux and individuals not experiencing these changes directly. The crisis the identification process is undergoing must be seen as a crisis of the central (...)
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  21. The Nature and Value of Equality Translated by David A. Curtis.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1986 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 11 (4):373-390.
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  22. A Society Adrift: Interviews and Debates, 1974-1997.Cornelius Castoriadis - 2010 - Fordham University Press.
    The project of autonomy is not a utopia (1992) -- Why I am no longer a Marxist (1974) -- Imaginary significations (1982) -- Response to Richard Rorty (1995) -- On wars in Europe (1992) -- On the possibility of creating g new form of society (1977) -- What political parties cannot do (1979) -- Present issues for democracy (1986) -- These are bad times (1986) -- Do vanguards exist? (1987) -- What revolution is (1987) -- Neither a historical necessity nor (...)
     
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    Postscript on Insignificance: Dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis, Trans. Gabriel Rockhill, John Garner, Et Alii.Cornelius Castoriadis, Gabriel Rockhill & John Garner - 2010 - Continuum.
    This volume translates Castoriadis's dialogues on politics, ethics, culture, and aesthetics with important intellectual figures including Francisco Varela, Octavio Paz, and others.
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    From Marx to Aristotle, From Aristotle to Us.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1978 - Social Research 45.
  25. Time and Creation.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1991 - In John B. Bender & David E. Wellbery (eds.), Chronotypes: The Construction of Time. Stanford University Press. pp. 38--64.
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    On Plato’s Statesman.Cornelius Castoriadis - 2002 - Stanford University Press.
    This posthumous book represents the first publication of one of the seminars of Cornelius Castoriadis, a renowned and influential figure in twentieth-century thought. A close reading of Plato’s Statesman, it is an exemplary instance of Castoriadis’s pragmatic, pertinent, and discriminating approach to thinking and reading a great work: “I mean really reading it, by respecting it without respecting it, by going into the recesses and details without having decided in advance that everything it contains is coherent, homogeneous, makes sense, and (...)
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    Fragmentos de un seminario sobre la virtud y la autonomía.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1999 - Areté. Revista de Filosofía 11 (1):315-334.
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    Cornelius Castoriadis 1922-1997.Alice Pechriggl & Cornelius Castoriadis - 1998 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 46 (2).
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    Call for Papers.Cornelius Castoriadis, Stanley Cavell & Steven Marcus - 2019 - Common Knowledge 25 (1-3):44-44.
    At the founding editor’s invitation in 1991–92, the members of the editorial board and the department editors of Common Knowledge wrote individual and small-group calls for papers to be published in the inaugural issue of Spring 1992 and the succeeding issue, Fall 1992. This call for papers was published among the first group.
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    Fragments d'un séminaire sur la vertu et l'autonomie.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1999 - Areté. Revista de Filosofía 11 (1):293 - 313.
    After having underlined the three difficulties of the Aristotelian detinition of virtue-the oximoron hexis proairetike as central paradox, the difticult balance between phrorimos and logos, and the enigmatic impression of that "regarding us" in relation to which everything is at stake- the A.shows that his explanation also gives all its sense to the autonomy project that is at the heart of his work. This project, as any other philosophical project, could not begrounded nor justitied a priori. Nevertheless, it is the (...)
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  31. Écrits Politiques: 1945-1997.Cornelius Castoriadis - 2012 - Sandre.
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  32. Democracy and Relativism: A Debate.Cornelius Castoriadis - 2019 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This volume offers an accessible intellectual dialogue on the very nature of critical thought and on its social and political translations. Castoriadis is pushed to address challenges raised by decolonial thought, by critiques of ethnocentrism, and broadly by the international context of radical critical thought.
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  33. History and Revolution: A Revolutionary Critique of Historical Materialism.Cornelius Castoriadis - 1971 - Bromley(C/o 53a Westmoreland Rd, Bromley, Kent), Solidarity.
     
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  34. Trans. David Ames Curtis.Cornelius Castoriadis, Democracy as Procedure & Democracy as Regime - 1997 - Constellations 4 (1):2-3.
    In the intellectual confusion prevailing since the demise of Marxism and “marxism”, the attempt is made to define democracy as a matter of pure procedure, explicitly avoiding and condemning any reference to substantive objectives. It can easily be shown, however, that the idea of a purely procedural “democracy” is incoherent and self-contradictory. No legal system whatsoever and no government can exist in the absence of substantive conditions which cannot be left to chance or to the workings of the “market” but (...)
     
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