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Title:Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Suzi Adams
Publisher:Fordham University Press
ISBN:0823234606
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Number of Pages:300
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Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation by Suzi Adams

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation This book is the first systematic reconstruction of Castoriadis philosophical trajectory It critically interprets the internal shifts in Castoriadis ontology through reconsideration of the ancient problematic of human institution nomos and nature physis on the one hand and the question of being and creation on the other Unlike the order of physis the order of nomos played no substantial role in the development of western thought The first part of the book suggests that Castoriadis sought to remedy this with his elucidation of the social historical as the region of being elusive to the determinist imaginary of inherited philosophy This ontological turn was announced with the publication of his magnum opus The Imaginary Institution of Society first published in which is reconstructed as Castoriadis long journey through nomos via four interconnected domains ontological epistemological anthropological and hermeneutical respectively With the aid of archival sources the second half of the book reconstructs a second ontological shift in Castoriadis thought that occurred during the s Here it argues that Castoriadis extends his notion of ontological creation beyond the human realm and into nature This move has implications for his overall ontology and signals a shift towards a general ontology of creative physis The increasing ontological importance of physis is discussed further in chapters on objective knowledge the living being and philosophical cosmology It suggests that the world horizon forms an inescapable interpretative context of cultural articulation in the double sense of Merleau Ponty s mise en forme du monde in which physis can be elucidated as the ground of possibility as well as a point of culmination for nomos in the circle of interpretative creation The book contextualizes Castoriadis thought within broader philosophical and sociological traditions In particular it situates his thought within French phenomenological currents that take either an ontological and or a hermeneutical turn It also places a hermeneutic of modernity that is an interpretation that emphasizes the ongoing dialogue between romantic and enlightenment articulations of the world at the centre of reflection Castoriadis reactivation of classical Greek sources is reinterpreted as part of the ongoing dialogue between the ancients and the moderns and more broadly as part of the interpretative field of tensions that comprises modernity

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