Castoriadis on Autonomy.

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Jul 6 2011 23:02
Castoriadis on Autonomy.

Hello gals and guys,

Although I'm not new to writings on autonomy, I am fairly new to the thought of Cornelius Castoriadis (I've only just started his work on Bolshevism and bureaucracy). Since I don't know which of his works to read to get his take on autonomy, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction (?).

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Jul 7 2011 07:37

Hi Ethos

You could try "Philosophy, Politics, Autonomy: Essays in Political Philosophy" and "The Imaginary Institution of Society," although they're both heavy going. The third volume of his "Political and Social Writings," titled "Recommencing the revolution: From Socialism to the Autonomous Society" is worth a look too. Try also the "Castoriadis Reader," which has several essays dealing with autonomy. In recent years, free online editions of his unpublished works have appeared in pdf format at http://www.notbored.org. I download them then print them using a self-publishing site such as lulu.com

Best wishes

John

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Jul 7 2011 18:07

Thanks very much, John. I was torn between "Philosophy, Politics, Autonomy" and "The Imaginary Institution of Society", but, from looking at the section titles on Amazon, I couldn't tell which of the two would give me the best view of his thought on autonomy (which is why I posted here). I'll just have to read them both, I suppose. Again, much appreciated.

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Jul 9 2011 14:34

Following up on John's helpful comment, may I suggest you visit the Cornelius Castoriadis/Agora International Website http://www.agorainternational.org which includes, besides an obituary, bibliographies of writings by and about CC, News and information, a video, an AI Interview with CC, a full table of contents of the 40 issues of Socialisme ou Barbarie (with a growing number of weblinks), etc.? Please note, too, that 1650+ individuals and organizations receive our regular CC/AI Website electronic update announcements, simply by writing to me to request a free subscription.

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URL: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/www.kaloskaisophos.org/rt/rtdac/rtdac.html

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Jul 12 2011 18:28
davidamescurtis wrote:
Following up on John's helpful comment, may I suggest you visit the Cornelius Castoriadis/Agora International Website http://www.agorainternational.org which includes, besides an obituary, bibliographies of writings by and about CC, News and information, a video, an AI Interview with CC, a full table of contents of the 40 issues of Socialisme ou Barbarie (with a growing number of weblinks), etc.? Please note, too, that 1650+ individuals and organizations receive our regular CC/AI Website electronic update announcements, simply by writing to me to request a free subscription.

Yours in the Struggle,

David Ames Curtis
Agora International
27 rue Froidevaux
75014 Paris FRANCE
TEL/FAX: 33 (0) 1 45 38 53 96
E-MAIL: curtis@msh-paris.fr
SKYPE: davidamescurtis
Cornelius Castoriadis/Agora International Website
URL: http://www.agorainternational.org
URL: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/www.kaloskaisophos.org/rt/rtdac/rtdac.html

Thanks, David. I'll take a look at the site.