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The Castoriadis Reader

David Curtis (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-55786-703-2
500 pages
July 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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Cornelius Castoriadis is presently Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is a philosopher, social critic, professional economist, practicing psychoanalyst and one of Europe's foremost thinkers. The Castoriadis Reader provides for the first time an overview of the author's work and encompasses every aspect of his thought.
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Editor's Foreword.




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David Ames Curtis is an independent translator and writer. He is based in Paris.
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* This volume provides the first general overview of the Castoriadis's work - ranging across earlier works to conclude with Castoriadis's most recent writings.
* Also presents hard-to-find texts previously only available in small specialist journals.
* Serves to provide an historical overview of the evolution of the author's views -- texts have been organised in chronological order.
* A final chapter features Castoriadis's responses to the critics and contains the author's forceful and thoughtful replies to 30 discussions of his life's work which were written by an international collection of scholars.
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"The Castoriadis Reader, with representative extracts from almost fifty years of political and philosophical writing, reflects his long march from Marx back to Aristotle." Scott McLemmee, Lingua Franca

"When so many pay superficial tribute to false prophets, how much better to pay serious attention to this true thinker." Nicolas Walter, New Statesman

"For those unfamiliar with the thought of Castoriadis, reading his works for the first time is to encounter one of the most original and creative figures of the last half of the twentieth century." David Wallace, Topia

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