Paideia quotes by Castoriadis?
I am currently investigating the notion of paideia - and associated concepts like education, areté etc. - in relation to Castoriadis's discussion of autonomy (cf. the three levels of autonomy that I suggested in an earlier post). So far, I have only found a couple of mentions of paideia in his work, however, these are seminal articles, and the notion of paideia is put forth as a "grand finale", a normative appeal and a practical key in those very texts. Would be very grateful if any of you know about, or stumble across, more texts where Castoriadis speaks about paideia or education. Post a comment if you do!
The most interesting texts on the topic that I've found so far are:
- Democracy as Procedure and Democracy as Regime, where CC talks of a democratic paideia as one of the main objects of a society's political concerns, in order to produce a certain kind of individuals (citizens).
- The text in defence of Vidal-Naquet, L'industrie du vide, in which he mentions some necessary democratic virtues.
- The Greek Polis and the Creation of Democracy, where he talks of democratic paideia as participation in the political life,
- and most importantly, the article Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (in The Castoriadis Reader) where he connects psychoanalysis, politics and pedagogics as three practices that all aim at the autonomy of one or several others.