Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 8, No 2 (2012)

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Concealed Chora in the Thought of Cornelius Castoriadis: A Bastard Comment on Trans-Regional Creation

Sean McMorrow

Abstract


The chora has proven to be an obscure concept in contemporary philosophy. Cornelius Castoriadis seemed to retreat from the edge of its significance within his work, a significance that is capable of opening up another turn in the labyrinth of his thought. A clear interrogation into the presence of the chora in his thought has, still, yet to be elucidated. This paper proceeds with a notion of the chora defined for the purpose of highlighting its relevance for Castoriadis’ thought, taking up his schema trans-regional ontology and imaginary creation, which lean on the anticipation of a self-altering otherness. Locating the chora in Castoriadis’ trans-regional architectonics of being.


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