Daily Archives: January 23, 2012

Cornelius Castoriadis

I think that we are at a crossing in the roads of history, history in the grand sense. One road already appears clearly laid out, at least in its general orientation. That’s the road of the loss of meaning, of the repetition of empty forms, of conformism, apathy, irresponsibility, and cynicism at the same time as it is that of the tightening grip of the capitalist imaginary of unlimited expansion of “rational mastery,” pseudorational pseudomastery, of an unlimited expansion of consumption for the sake of consumption, that is to say, for nothing, and of a technoscience that has become autonomized along its path and that is evidently involved in the domination of this capitalist imaginary. ¶ The other road should be opened: it is not at all laid out. It can be opened only through a social and political awakening, a resurgence of the project of individual and collective autonomy, that is to say, of the will to freedom. This would require an awakening of the imagination and of the creative imaginary.[

via Cornelius Castoriadis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Homepage

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal), Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick.

He is Director of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra; Scientific Coordinator of the Permanent Observatory for Portuguese Justice and member of the Research Group Democracy, Citizenship and Law (DECIDe) of the Centre.

He has published widely on globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, democracy, and human rights in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French and German.

via Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Homepage.

Simon Critchley – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Simon Critchley (born 27 February 1960 in Hertfordshire) is an English philosopher currently teaching at The New School. He works in continental philosophy. Critchley argues that philosophy commences in disappointment, either religious or political. These two axes may be said largely to inform his published work: religious disappointment raises the question of meaning and has to, as he sees it, deal with the problem of nihilism; political disappointment provokes the question of justice and raises the need for a coherent ethics.

via Simon Critchley – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ν. Κασιμάτης: Ο… πρωταθλητής των μεγαλοοφειλετών του δημοσίου

Ο οικονομολόγος Νικόλαος Κασιμάτης, είναι ο πρώτος στην λίστα των μεγαλοοφειλετών του Δημοσίου που δημοσίευσε το υπουργείο Οικονομικών έχοντας χρέη σχεδόν 952 εκ. ευρώ. Ο 57χρονος Θεσσαλονικιός εκτίει την ποινή του στις φυλακές Διαβατών, ενώ έφτασε να χρωστά το ποσό των 952.087.781 ευρώ, χρησιμοποιώντας την μέθοδο των εικονικών τιμολογίων. Σύμφωνα με δημοσιεύματα, ο Κασιμάτης είχε επιχειρηματικές σχέσεις με την οικογένεια του έκπτωτου νομάρχη Θεσσαλονίκης Παναγιώτη Ψωμιάδη. Στη λίστα «μαμούθ» περιλαμβάνονται επίσης ο Γιώργος Κοσκωτάς και ο αδελφός του Σταύρος, ο Παύλος Ψωμιάδης, ο Ιωάννης Ραπτόπουλος, ο Γιώργος Μπατατούδης, ο τραγουδιστής Τόλης Βοσκόπουλος και ο παλιός μπασκετμπολίστας του Άρη Μιχαήλ Μισούνοφ.

via Ν. Κασιμάτης: Ο… πρωταθλητής των μεγαλοοφειλετών του δημοσίου | TVXS – TV Χωρίς Σύνορα.