Quando l’imperatore è nudo: Castoriadis e l’immaginario capitalista

Emanuele Profumi


When the Emperor is naked: Castoriadis and the capitalist imaginary. In his original elaboration of a “Philosophy of human creation”, the concept of “Social Imaginary” assumes a decisive theoretical meaning for Cornelius Castoriadis. His critical perspective on the Contemporary society, for this reason, is deeply linked to a specific idea of what he called “Capitalist Imaginary”. In order to understand it, it is necessary to underline what he considers at the same time its most dangerous and disturbing aspect and its most apparently invisible one: its intimate totalitarian tendency.


Cornelius Castoriadis; Social Imaginary; Capitalism; Totalitarianism; Creation of Politics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7413/22818138180


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