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Political and Social Writings

Volume 3, 1961-1979

1988
Author:

Cornelius Castoriadis
David Ames Curtis, editor
Translated by David Ames Curtis

Political and Social Writings

A series of writings by the man who inspired the students of the Workers' Rebellion in May of 1968.

Given the rapid pace of change in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and the radical nature of these transformations, the work of Cornelius Castoriadis, a consistent and radical critic of Soviet Marxism, gains renewed significance. These volumes are instructive because they enable us to trace his rigorous engagement with the project of socialist construction from his break with Trotskyism to his final breach with Marxism. This book would be read with profit by all those seeking to comprehend the historical originality of events in the USSR and Eastern Europe.

Contemporary Sociology

A series of writings by the man who inspired the students of the Workers' Rebellion in May of 1968.

“Given the rapid pace of change in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and the radical nature of these transformations, the work of Cornelius Castoriadis, a consistent and radical critic of Soviet Marxism, gains renewed significance.…these volumes are instructive because they enable us to trace his rigorous engagement with the project of socialist construction from his break with Trotskyism to his final breach with Marxism. . . and would be read with profit by all those seeking to comprehend the historical originality of events in the USSR and Eastern Europe.” Contemporary Sociology

Political and Social Writings

Cornelius Castoriadis was a Greek-French philosopher, economist and psychanalysit. Author of the Imaginary Institution of Society, co-founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group and ‘philosopher of autonomy.’ In 1980, he joined the faculty of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. On December 26 1997 he died of heart complications following surgery.

David Ames Curtis—writer, editor, translator, and activist—is on the board of editorial advisers of Thesis Eleven. His work appears in U.S., European, and Australian books and journals.

Cornelius Castoriadis was a Greek-French philosopher, economist and psychanalysit. Author of the Imaginary Institution of Society, co-founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group and ‘philosopher of autonomy.’ In 1980, he joined the faculty of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. On December 26 1997 he died of heart complications following surgery.

David Ames Curtis—writer, editor, translator, and activist—is on the board of editorial advisers of Thesis Eleven. His work appears in U.S., European, and Australian books and journals.

Cornelius Castoriadis was a Greek-French philosopher, economist and psychanalysit. Author of the Imaginary Institution of Society, co-founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group and ‘philosopher of autonomy.’ In 1980, he joined the faculty of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. On December 26 1997 he died of heart complications following surgery.

David Ames Curtis—writer, editor, translator, and activist—is on the board of editorial advisers of Thesis Eleven. His work appears in U.S., European, and Australian books and journals.

Political and Social Writings

Given the rapid pace of change in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and the radical nature of these transformations, the work of Cornelius Castoriadis, a consistent and radical critic of Soviet Marxism, gains renewed significance. These volumes are instructive because they enable us to trace his rigorous engagement with the project of socialist construction from his break with Trotskyism to his final breach with Marxism. This book would be read with profit by all those seeking to comprehend the historical originality of events in the USSR and Eastern Europe.

Contemporary Sociology