Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Want to blog?

Blogging should not be too serious. Posting comments is easy, just click the link called comments and follow the instructions. There is also room for postings, of questions, thoughts and information about Castoriadis-studies and related topics. The advantage with blogging is that we do not have to wait for the next conference to discuss our ongoing work. The floor is yours ...
Ingerid S.

PS: The page may need to be "refreshed" to see what's new. It is still under construction, on our part and on the server side.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Castoriadis conference March 1.-3. in Paris

Check out this very interesting conference, hosted by the Paris VIII University and L'université de Cergy-Pontoise, March 1.-3 2007, "Réinventer l'autonomie" . I assume that it's open and will try to attend.
Ingerid S.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Three levels of autonomy in Castoriadis's thought?

CC's thought on the revolutionary project, psychoanalysis and philosophy seems to indicate three levels of, or ways to conceive of, autonomy. The first concerns self-management, the third concerns full consciousness about the relationship between the instituting and the instituted, or between ontological chaos and (radically created) meaning. But what can be said of psychoanalytical autonomy? Surely, Castoriadis's practice as a psychoanalyst must have had something to do with guiding patients towards autonomy in some sense? Was this a less demanding goal than the philosophical one? After all, full awareness of the meaninglessness of Being seems like a goal reserved for the few (the philosophers)?

Ingerid Straume, PhD student

Arendt conference in Stockholm

Conference on Arendt and totalitarianism Stockholm 2007

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A Nordic Experiment

Welcome to the blog hosted by the new, Nordic study group on Castoriadis. This is an experiment in communication and joint research. Castoriadis-related comments are welcome: book reviews, conference notices, thoughts from your ongoing work ...

Ingerid Straume (administrator)

Photo (by Johannes S.): An earlier version of study group 8, Les Penseurs, at work in an old USSR gym in Estonia, NSU Summer session of 2006.