Castoriadis and Critical Theory

Crisis, Critique and Radical Alternatives

Authors: Memos, Christos

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By exploring the concepts of 'crisis' and 'critique', this study offers a thought-provoking re-examination of the political and social thought of Cornelius Castoriadis in light of the current world crisis and with regard to his radical critique of both the traditional Left and contemporary capitalist societies.

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Christos Memos is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Abertay, UK. He has previously taught at the Department of Politics, University of York. His research interests include Critical Social and Political Theory, the Thought of Cornelius Castoriadis, Marx and Marxism, Council Communism and Anarchism, Social Movements and Anti-capitalism

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“Memos’s book examines the life and work of a major twentieth-century critical thinker, Cornelius Castoriadis. … The book is well referenced and refreshingly concise, making it an excellent primer for college courses and accessible to a broader audience. … it is a fair and balanced assessment of the person and his thought, properly situated in the milieu that shaped his ideas. … the book succeeds in enticing readers to go delve further in Castoriadis’s writings.” (John Asimakopoulos, Anarchist Studies, Vol. 23 (2), 2017) 

“Memos’ book, Castoriadis and Critical Theory: Crisis, Critique and Radical Alternatives, proves to be important and timely. … Memos’ book sets out to provide an in-depth discussion of the political thought of Cornelius Castoriadis, its historical context, his relation to contemporary Marxism, Marx’s work itself and the implications of Castoriadis’ writings for political action. Memos builds his argument based on a rich amount of minutely researched historical context, and an intimate knowledge of Castoriadis’ life and writings.” (Christian Huber and Vitor Hugo Klein Jr., ephemera, ephemerajournal.org, February, 2016)


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Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Castoriadis and Critical Theory
Book Subtitle
Crisis, Critique and Radical Alternatives
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03446-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137034465
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03445-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44184-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 183
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