Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Academic Tree

Have you heard about ? It is a great big network of academics all over the world (where else?) where everyone get their own homepage, can upload papers, search for colleagues etc. Looks great to mee. Perhaps a good place for a network in Castoriadis studies?


At 2:28 AM, Anonymous Troy Cochrane said...

I wasn't sure where to put this information. I just joined and added Castoriadis as a sub-topic under philosophy. I'm pretty lonely there right now.

I wanted to turn people's attention to the political economic work of Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler ( They have made some use of Castoriadis in their new theory of capital.

There is now a discussion group based on their theory ( I have posted two papers I wrote on Castoriadis. One is linking Castoriadis and Veblen in more deeply explicating how the pair relate to N&B's 'power theory of capital.' The other is using Castoriadis to critique a little discussed, but vital (and ridiculous) component of neoclassical economics, the representative agent.

I hope others who work with Castoriadis will consider the work of N&B as an alternative to Marx's labour theory of value and capital.

Troy Cochrane


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