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By Cornelius Castoriadis

Those striking essays comprise Cornelius Castoriadis's most recent contributions to philosophy, political and social concept, classical reports, improvement thought, cultural feedback, technology, and ecology. interpreting the "co-birth" in historical Greece of philosophy and politics, Castoriadis exhibits how the Greeks' radical wondering of validated rules and associations gave upward push to the "project of autonomy". The "end of philosophy" proclaimed by way of Postmodernism could suggest the top of this undertaking. That finish is now hastened through the deadly enlargement of technoscience, the waning of political and social clash, and the resignation of intellectuals who blindly guard Western tradition because it is or who in simple terms denounce or "deconstruct" it because it has been. Discussing and criticizing Plato, Aristotle, Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Weber, Heidegger, and Habermas, the writer of The Imaginary establishment of Society and Crossroads within the Labyrinth poses an intensive problem to our inherited philosophy.

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