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Auteur: Castoriadis, Cornelius
Titel: The imaginary institution of Society
Sub titel: Creativity and Autonomy in the Social-historical world

Analysis of society's dynamics - Unprecedent critical synthesis of all previous philosophical ideas pertaining to the mechanics of human constituencies (societies), the understanding of history and historical creation geared by a dialectic osmosis between rationality and irrationality, individual and collective, private and public, polynomy and autonomy, reality and illusion, objectiveness and free choice "instituting" and not by specific principles and social laws. 19th and 20Th century ideas, Kant,Freud, Marx, Hegel and the Greeks, to name few of them, are critically revisited within the framework of modern time societies structured on "instituted" collective systems (liberal oligarchies, oligarchies, representative democracy etc.) Throughout this work are incisively highlighted two main historical achievements: democracy (autonmy), and the free, open questioning of everything (i.e. philosophy)whose supremacy is claimed as the engine of freedom and of all (societal, historical) creation.
1997, 418 pag., Euro 38
Polity Press, Cambridge, ISBN 745619509


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