Castoriadis, Foucault, and Autonomy: New Approaches to Subjectivity, Society, and Social Change (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Castoriadis, Foucault, and Autonomy: New Approaches to Subjectivity, Society, and Social Change (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Marcela Tovar-Restrepo


This e-book examines Cornelius Castoriadis' proposal and the novel substitute it offers to the legacy of Michel Foucault, targeting 3 key notions which are relevant in either students' theories: the topic, the construction of social which means and illustration, and social/cultural change.

Castoriadis and Foucault confronted related theoretical and political demanding situations and tackled universal questions, but their conclusions diverged considerably. this crucial booklet establishes, for the 1st time, a severe discussion among those our bodies of concept. via an in depth exploration of the Castoridian viewpoint, Marcela Tovar-Restrepo addresses the restrictions of Foucault's poststructuralist concept; exploring and evaluating what these 3 relevant notions suggest in every one framework. In so doing, Tovar-Restrepo elucidates a better knowing in their modifications and the ensuing effects for the social sciences and the function of social thought. eventually, this booklet provides Castoriadis' philosophical and theoretical place in its place to unresolved poststructuralist difficulties and to what Castoriadis observed as a deterministic ontology embedded in political relativism; paving the best way for an invigorating debate approximately autonomy and social swap.

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