By Marcela Tovar-Restrepo
This booklet examines Cornelius Castoriadis' concept and the unconventional substitute it offers to the legacy of Michel Foucault, targeting 3 key notions which are critical in either scholars' theories: the topic, the creation of social which means and illustration, and social/cultural change.
Castoriadis and Foucault confronted related theoretical and political demanding situations and tackled universal questions, but their conclusions diverged considerably. this significant publication establishes, for the 1st time, a serious discussion among those our bodies of proposal. via a close exploration of the Castoridian standpoint, Marcela Tovar-Restrepo addresses the constraints of Foucault's poststructuralist idea; exploring and evaluating what these 3 relevant notions suggest in each one framework. In so doing, Tovar-Restrepo elucidates a better knowing in their variations and the ensuing outcomes for the social sciences and the function of social concept. finally, this ebook offers Castoriadis' philosophical and theoretical place in its place to unresolved poststructuralist difficulties and to what Castoriadis observed as a deterministic ontology embedded in political relativism; paving the way in which for an invigorating debate approximately autonomy and social switch.