CORNELIUS CASTORIADIS International workshop on: SOCIAL THEORY AND THE WORK OF CORNELIUS CASTORIADIS
 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Sociology
University of Crete
Rethymno, Crete, 28-30 September 2000

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PROGRAMME

Thursday 28/9, Library
20:00-22:00: Registration / Welcome Reception

 

Friday 29/9, University Campus, Kambitsis Hall
9:30-10:00 Registration / Opening Addresses
10:00-12:30 Session 1: Castoriadis in Context - ABSTRACTS
Chair: J. Whitebook, New School for Social Research, USA
  Apropos of the 'Early' and 'Late' Work of Cornelius Castoriadis:
A Critical-Integrative Approach
D.A. Curtis, Paris

Papaioannou and Castoriadis: Common Starting Point - Different Directions
N. Sergis, University of Ioannina

On the Aporias of Time and History: Castoriadis and Heidegger A. Mouzakitis, University of Warwick

Bauman and Castoriadis: An Exchange of Sympathies
P. Beilharz, La Trobe University, Australia

12:30-12:45 Coffee break
12:45-14:30 Session 2: Castoriadis' Method and Epistemology - ABSTRACTS
Chair: Andreas Moshonas, University of Crete
  Ratio and Castoriadis
K. Psychopedis, University of Athens

C. Castoriadis: The Philosopher of Elucidation and Autonomy
F. Theodoridis, Uppsala, Sweden

Truth and Praxis in Castoriadis
K. Kavoulakos, University of Crete

14:30-16:00 Lunch, University Restaurant
16:00-18:30 Session 3: Castoriadis and the Theorization of Nature and Society - ABSTRACTS
Chair: Maria Kousis, University of Crete
  Physis and Nomos in the Castoriadian Ontology
S. Adams, La Trobe University, Australia

Ontology of Physis and Society in the work of C. Castoriadis
G. Daremas, University of Indianapolis, USA

The Problem of Heteronomous Sublimation: the Case of Religion
St. Gourgouris, Rutkers University, USA

The Indeterminate 'Mode of Being' of Ideology in Castoriadis' Theory of the Imaginary
A. Koutsoyiannis, University of Sussex

18:30-18:45 Coffee
18:45-21:00 Session 4: History and Social Imaginary Significations - ABSTRACTS
Chair: P. Beilharz, La Trobe University, Australia
  Castoriadis and the Comparative Analysis of Civilizations
J. Arnasson, La Trobe University, Australia

Autonomy, Mastery, Democracy and Capitalism: Reflections after Castoriadis
P. Wagner, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

The Imaginary Institution of Work and the New Spirit of Capitalism
H. Wolf, University of Kassel

Modernity and the Institution of Society
A. Theodoridis, Aristotelio University

21:00 Dinner, University Restaurant

 

Saturday 30/9
9:30-12:00 Session 5: The Theory of the Psyche and the Autonomy of the Subject - ABSTRACTS
Chair: J. Arnasson, La Trobe University, Australia
  Slow Magic: Psychoanalysis and the Disenchantment of the World
J. Whitebook, New School for Social Research, USA

Autonomy and Determination: On Castoriadis' Theory of the Subject
K. Leledakis, University of Crete

Autonomy and Responsibility
A. Haritopoulos, University of Warwick, UK

Sociology, Realism and the Subject*
A. How, University College Worcester, UK
*to be confirmed

12:00-12:15 Coffee break
12:15-14:30 Session 6: Politics and Democracy - ABSTRACTS
Chair: Minas Samatas, University of Crete
  The Politician and Politics: Plato and Castoriadis (in greek)
Y. Oikonomou, Athens

Law Making and Law Makers (in greek)
K. Spantidakis, Athens

Classical Citizen - Modern Subject
K. Simopoulos

14:30-16:00 Lunch, University Restaurant
16:00-17:30 Session 7: Castoriadis' Political Philosophy - ABSTRACTS
Chair: D. Gravaris , University of Crete
  The Constitution of Ethical Identity in Taylor and Castoriadis
V. Romanos, Athens

Equality and the Project of Autonomy from a Castoriadian Perspective
A. Kioupkiolis, University of Oxford, UK

Castoriadis' Political Philosophy in a Sociological Context (in greek)
E. Roumkou, University of Ioannina, Greece

17:30-18:00 Coffee break
18:00-20:00 Roundtable: Castoriadis' Legacy
   D.A. Curtis, J. Whitebook, J. Arnasson, K. Leledakis,
21:00-... Dinner, Local Tavern

SPONSORED BY:

UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

Academic Coordinators:
Akis Leledakis, University of Crete
Minas Samatas, University of Crete

Secretary: Maria Papadaki, University of Crete

Sociology Department : Tel. (+3) 0831- 77465

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