Concealed Chora in the Thought of Cornelius Castoriadis: A Bastard Comment on Trans-Regional Creation
Keywordsphilosophy; social theory; kryptokosmology
castoriadis; chora; trans-regional ontology; radical instituting imaginary
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AbstractThe 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.