12th Annual Cornelius Castoriadis in the Antipodes Symposium
The Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney’s School of Languages and Cultures and Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory present
Call for papers: 12th Annual Cornelius Castoriadis in the Antipodes Symposium
Autonomy And Philia (Αυτονομία Kαι Φιλία) in Cornelius Castoriadis’ Life And Thought
Drawing from Aristotle’s suggestion that ‘…cities are held together by philia [friendship] and legislators should study it more than justice,’ we want to explore philia as found in Cornelius Castoriadis’ theoretical thinking and understanding of politics.
Since his youth Castoriadis established life-long friendships with many individuals whose life, ideas and practical engagement had a permanent presence in his own work.
The symposium wants to bring together the abstract and the concrete, the life of the philosopher with the social ontology of his theory.
During the one-day meeting, we would like to explore the concept of political or civic friendship especially within the overall Castoriadis project to restore democratic politics to the immediacy and radicalism of their origins in classical Athens.
After the recent death of the philosopher and friend Agnes Heller, papers are invited to address friendship as political virtue in contemporary anti-political societies.
The call for papers has ended on 18 October, 2019.
Professor John Rundell, (La Trobe University)
‘Celebrating Imagination: elective affinities between Agnes Heller and Cornelius Castoriadis’
Entrance is free and all are welcome.
For more information, contact: Professor Vrasidas Karalis – email@example.com