By Jeff Klooger
This e-book is a severe exploration of the philosophical underpinnings and implications of Cornelius Castoriadis’ reflections on Being, society and the self. The ebook introduces the reader to the most ideas of Castoriadis’ paintings, yet is going extra to discover the elemental philosophical concerns addressed by means of Castoriadis, and to seriously study the problems his paintings opens up, assessing and, the place precious, providing instructed amendments to the solutions Castoriadis himself places ahead. Key conceptual difficulties addressed contain the excellence among autonomy and heteronomy, the character of the self and self-creation, and the character of choice in a essentially indeterminate universe.
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Philosophy, creating self-reflective subjectivity, is the project of breaking the closure at the level of thought. 25 The project of autonomy does not eliminate this threat of closure, it combats it by a “continuation and renewal of reflective activity,” by “the putting into question of previous results . . ”26 Much the same could be said in relation to the opposite tendency, that for which all closure—all boundaries, all rules, all limits—is anathema, and whose ultimate, phantasmatic goal would be a state of structureless flux.
26 Much the same could be said in relation to the opposite tendency, that for which all closure—all boundaries, all rules, all limits—is anathema, and whose ultimate, phantasmatic goal would be a state of structureless flux. Since all determination is limitation, the self-determination of an autonomous subject is necessarily a self-limitation. 27 While we may reject the desire for such a freedom as absurd, impossible and ultimately self-contradictory, we would be wrong to ignore either its reality or its capacity to corrupt the project of autonomy.
3 I. Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, trans. Norman Kemp Smith, London, MacMillan, 1933, pp. 136-137. 4 Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, p. 226. 5 Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, p. 235. 6 Ibid. 7 Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, p. 237. Creation, Society and the Imaginary • 41 Thus, ‘if A, then B, then C and so on’; so that the positing of any one element necessarily brings everything else with it, either as a consequence or by implication. This applies, of course, not merely to all that is, but to all that has been and all that will be—that is, to all of history, past and future.
Castoriadis: Psyche, Society, Autonomy by Jeff Klooger