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Castoriadis's OntologyBeing and Creation$
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Suzi Adams

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780823234585

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.001.0001

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Objective Knowledge in Review

Objective Knowledge in Review

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(p.163) 6 Objective Knowledge in Review
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Castoriadis's Ontology
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Suzi Adams

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.003.0007

Castoriadis's continuing reflections on science were critical in paving the way for a new reflection on physis and the creativity of nature. During the 1980s, Castoriadis's epistemological reflections went beyond his discussion in The Imaginary Institution of Society to relativize further the claims of science. His approach to the epistemological and ontological status of science was distinctive, in that it simultaneously freed up a space for philosophical reflection, in general, and on nature, in particular. He argued that science not only provided knowledge about nature, but that it also presumed a philosophy of nature. Three questions informed his discussion: First, how must the world be in order for a particular kind of objective knowledge to be possible? Second, how must the world be in order for a non-cumulative history of science to exist? Third, what is the relation between imagination, knowledge, and truth?

Keywords:   science, objective knowledge, phenomenology, hermeneutics, epistemology, sociology of knowledge, ontology, history of knowledge

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