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Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Suzi Adams


This book is the first systematic reconstruction of Castoriadis's philosophical trajectory, and pays particular attention to his dialogue with phenomenology. It critically interprets the shifts in his ontology by reconsidering the ancient problematic of “human institution” (nomos) and “nature” (physis), on the one hand, and the question of “being” and “creation,” on the other. Unlike the order of physis, the order of nomos has played no substantial role in the development of Western thought. The first part of the book suggests that Castoriadis sought to remedy this by elucidating the social-hi ... More

Keywords: nomos, physis, phenomenology, hermeneutics, modernity, culture, nature, social imaginaries, world horizon, social theory, Castoriadis, creative imagination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780823234585
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzi Adams, author
Department of Sociology, Flinders University