“What is the soul, and to what extent, under what conditions, does psychoanalysis force us to think differently about it? What is language and how can we talk about it? What is the mathematical, physical, biological, socio-historical object, and how does it reveal and at the same time hide itself from the extraordinary enterprise that is modern science? From what and through what can we talk about economics, equality, justice, politics? An unrestrained, gratuitous and compulsory ambition: to clarify the strange fact of knowledge, to explore its current situation, to search for meanings that go beyond it”.
Cornelius Castoriadis (1922) has lived in France since 1945. He co-founded the journal Socialisme ou Barbarie and was its main animator. He has published numerous works on social analysis and political philosophy.