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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION: Latin-Greek Institute : Summer 1992, Ancient Greek

Harvard University : 1974-75; 1976-79; B.A., Philosophy.

Yale University : Summer 1977; Spring 1978.

Tufts University : Summer 1973-Spring 1974.

TRANSLATIONS:

"The Nature and Value of Equality." Cornelius Castoriadis. Philosophy and Social Criticism, 11:4 (Fall 1986): 373-90. Errata in 12:4: 388.

"The First Institution of Society and Second-Order Institutions." C. Castoriadis. Free Associations, 12 (1988): 39-51.

"Intellectuals and History." C. Castoriadis. Salmagundi, 80 (Fall 1988): 161-69.

Political and Social Writings. C. Castoriadis. With Translator/Editor's Forewords and Critical Apparatus. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press:

•Vol 1, 1946-1955: From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Positive Content of Socialism. 1988.

•Vol. 2, 1956-1960: From the Workers' Struggle Against Bureaucracy to Revolution in the Age of Modern Capitalism. 1988.

Vol. 3, 1961-1979: Recommencing the Revolution: From Socialism to the Autonomous Society. 1992.

"The State of the Subject Today." C. Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven, 24 (1989): 5-43, and American Imago, 46:4 (Winter 1989): 371-412.

The Birth of American Political Thought. Dick Howard. London: Macmillan and Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1990.

"Individual, Society, Rationality, History." C. Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven, 25 (1990): 59-90. Reprinted in Between Totalitarianism and Postmodernity. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1992: 233-59.

"Does the Idea of Revolution Still Make Sense?" C. Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven, 26 (1990): 123-38.

"The Pulverization of Marxism-Leninism." C. Castoriadis. Salmagundi, 88-89 (Fall 1990): 371-83.

"The Principle of Determination." Vincent Descombes. Thesis Eleven, 29 (1991): 47-62.

Philosophy, Politics, Autonomy. C. Castoriadis. With Translator/Editor's Foreword. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. (Four chapters translated.)

"Logic, Imagination, Reflection." C. Castoriadis. In American Imago, 49: 1 (Spring 1992): 3-33. Reprinted in Psychoanalysis in Contexts: Paths between Theory and Modern Culture. Anthony Elliott and Stephen Frosh, eds. London and New York: Routledge, 1995: 15-35.

"Reflections on Racism." C. Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven, 32 (1992): 1-12.

"Philosophical Interrogation and Creation of Democracy: Iran Confronts Modern Destiny." Ramin Jahanbegloo. Thesis Eleven, 32 (1992): 103-7.

"On Unachieved Democracy." Ahmet Insel. Thesis Eleven, 33 (1992): 85-105.

"Our Revolutionary Tradition." C. Castoriadis. Common Knowledge, 3 (Winter 1992): 44-55.

"Institution of Society and Religion." C. Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven, 35 (1993): 1-17.

"Merleau-Ponty and the Weight of the Ontological Tradition." C. Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven, 36 (1993): 1-36.

"The Greek and the Modern Political Imaginary." Castoriadis. Salmagundi, 100 (Fall 1993): 102-29.

"The Logic of Magmas and the Question of Autonomy." C. Castoriadis. Philosophy and Social Criticism, 20: 1/2 (1994): 123-54.

"The Discovery of the Imagination." C. Castoriadis. Constellations, 1:2 (October 1994): 183-213.

"Phusis, Autonomy, and Change." C. Castoriadis. Common Knowledge, 3:3 (Winter 1994): 91-99.

"The Dilapidation of the West." C. Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven, 41 (1995): 94-114.

"From the Monad to Autonomy." C. Castoriadis. Free Associations, 34 (1995): 123-49.

Cleisthenes, the Athenian. An Essay on the Representation of Space and of Time in Greek Political Thought from the End of the Sixth Century to the Death of Plato. Pierre Lévêque and Pierre Vidal-Naquet. With a new discussion On the Invention of Democracy. Pierre Lévêque, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, and Cornelius Castoriadis. With Translator/Editor's Foreword. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1996.

The Jews: History, Memory, and the Presen. P. Vidal-Naquet. With Translator/Editor's Foreword. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

"Memory and History." P. Vidal-Naquet. Common Knowledge, 5:2 (Fall 1996): 14-20.

"Sade: The Boudoir and the City." Claude Lefort. South Atlantic Quarterly, 95:4 (Fall 1996).

"The Construction of the World in Psychosis" C. Castoriadis. Psychoanalytic Review, 83:6 (1996), 929-44.

The Castoriadis Reader. With Translator/Editor's Foreword. Oxford, England and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1997.

"Democracy as Procedure and Democracy as Regime." C. Castoriadis. Constellations, 4:1 (April 1997): 1-18.

"The Self-Presupposition of the Origin: Homage to Cornelius Castoriadis." Fabio Ciaramelli. Thesis Eleven, 49 (May 1997): 45-67.

"The Crisis of the Identification Process." C. Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven, 49 (May 1997): 85-98.

"Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics." C. Castoriadis. Thesis Eleven, 49 (May 1997): 99-116.

World in Fragments. C. Castoriadis. With Translator/Editor's Foreword. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.

"Reflections on Three Ravensbrücks." P. Vidal-Naquet. South Atlantic Quarterly. 96:4 (Fall 1997): 881-94

"Cornelius Castoriadis." Fabio Ciaramelli. In A Companion to Continental Philosophy. Ed. Simon Critchley. Oxford, England and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1998: 492-503. Partial unauthorized edited reprint in Journal of European Psychoanalysis, 6 (Winter 1998): 87-91.

"Homage to C. Castoriadis." P. Vidal-Naquet. Common Knowledge, 7:2 (Fall 1998): 1-4

"The Tradition of Greek Democracy." P. Vidal-Naquet. Thesis Eleven , 60 (2000): 61-86.

"The Birth of the Political." Jean-Pierre Vernant. Thesis Eleven, 60 (2000): 87-91.

Writing: The Political Test. C. Lefort. With Translator/Editor's Foreword. Duke University Press, 2000.

"Weaving Friendship." J.-P. Vernant. Salmagundi, 130-131 (Spring-Summer 2001): 75-87.

"Friendship and Desire." F. Ciaramelli. Free Associations, 47 (2001): 368-89.

Legitimacy and Politics: A Contribution to the Study of Political Right and Responsibility. Jean-Marc Coicaud. With Translator/Editor's Foreword. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

On Plato's Statesman. C. Castoriadis. With Translator/Editor's Foreword. Stanford University Press, 2002.

"Reversibilities." Laurence Bertrand Dorléac. Jean-Jacques Lebel. Permutations. Galerie Louis Carré/Galerie 1900-2000, 2004: 5-9.

"Pol Bury or Murmured Slowness." André Balthazar. Pol Bury. La lenteur murmurée. Galerie Louis Carré, 2004: 9-11.

Figures of the Thinkable. C. Castoriadis. Stanford University Press (forthcoming).

WRITINGS:

"A Class and State Analysis of Henry Sidgwick's Utilitarianism." In Philosophy and Social Criticism, 11:3 (Summer 1986): 259-96.Errata in 12:4: 387-88.

"Establishing the Identity of the Author of Our Nig." With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In Wild Women in the Whirlwind. Ed. Joan Braxton, Andrée Nicola McLaughlin. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1990.

"Socialism or Barbarism: The Alternative Presented in the Work of Cornelius Castoriadis." In Revue Européenne des Sciences Sociales, 86 (1989): 293-322; Autonomie et autotransformation de la société. Ed. Giovanni Busino. Geneva: Droz, 1989: 293-322.

"Fellow Travelling In Nicaragua." (Review article of Joel Kovel's In Nicaragua.) In Thesis Eleven, 27 (1990): 219-33.

"Understanding Castoriadis." In Dissent, Summer 1991: 446.

"Cornelius Castoriadis." In Social Theory--A Guide to Central Thinkers. Ed. Peter Beilharz. Allen and Unwin, 1991: 46-53.

"Cornelius Castoriadis: An Obituary." Salmagundi, 118-19 (Spring-Summer 1998): 52-61. Spanish translation: "Cornelius Castoriadis, filósopho y revolucionnario posmarxista," trans. Hernando Calla,La Razón (La Paz), 27 December 1998: 4-5. Reprinted in Free Associations, 43 (1999): 321-30. Available at: < http://www.agorainternational.org >.

Letter to the Editor published as "Humpty Dumpty Got it Wrong." London Review of Books, 5 March 1998: 4 (available at http://www.lrb.co.uk/v20n05/lett2005.htm ).

"Cornelius Castoriadis." In A Dictionary of Cultural Theorists. Ed. Ellis Cashmore and Chris Rojek. London: Edward Arnold and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999: 96-98. Expanded version: "Castoriadis on Culture." Free Associations, 43 (1999): 367-73. Available at: http://www.costis.org/x/castoriadis/culture.htm .

"Fighting the Wrong Enemy? Comments on Wolfenstein's Critique of Castoriadis." With Andreas Kalyvas. Political Theory, 26:6 (December 1998): 819-24.

"On the Bookchin/Biehl Resignations and the Creation of a New Liberatory Project." Democracy & Nature, 11 (1999): 163-74. Available at: http:/www.agorainternational.org/DNWEB1.html .

RESEARCHER/EDITOR:

Anti-Slavery Newspapers & Periodicals. 5 vols. Eds. Mae G. Henderson and John W. Blassingame, Sr. Boston: G. K. Hall. 1980-84.

"Notes to the Text" and "Chronology of the Life of Harriet E. Wilson." In Our Nig; or, Sketches From the Life of a Free Black, In a Two-Story White House North. Showing that Slavery's Shadows Fall Even There. By "Our Nig." Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Random House, 1983.

"The Movements of the Sixties." C. Castoriadis. In Thesis Eleven, 18-19 (1987): 20-31. Editor of translation.

Guest Editor. Special Castoriadis 75th birthday issue. Thesis Eleven, 49 (May 1997).

"The Psyche: Imagination and History. A General View of Cornelius Castoriadis's Psychoanalytic Idea." Fernando Urribarri. Editor of Spanish translation. Free Associations, 43 (1999): 367-73.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Invited Speaker: International conferences on Cornelius Castoriadis at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (June 1999), University of Crete, Rethimnon (September 2000) , Columbia University, New York City (December 2000) .

Guest Lecturer: University of Pennsylvania (November 2000); Philadelphia Solidarity (1995).

Creator, Member of Bibliographers' Collective. Cornelius Castoriadis/Agora International Website http://www.agorainternational.org (July 1997- ).

Conference Organizer. Pompidou Center Conference: "Cleisthenes the Athenian: The Birth of Democracy." Conference Participants: Cornelius Castoriadis, Pierre Lévêque, and Pierre Vidal-Naquet. (March 27, 1992).

Member. Board of Editorial Advisors. Thesis Eleven (1992- ).

Cofounder. Agora International (May 1990- ).

Arts Administrator/Treasurer. Mon Oncle D'Amérique Productions (1987- ).

Free-lance Writer/Translator/Editor. Paris, France (February 1985- ).

Director of Research. Black Periodical Fiction Project . Afro-American Studies Department, Yale University. Project Director: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (September 1982-February 1985).

Rank-and-File Union Organizer. Federation of University Employees, Local 34, Yale University (October 1982-December 1984).

Community Organization Fundraiser. ACORN , Bridgeport, Connecticut (January 1983-December 1984).

City-Wide Director of Community Organization. Carolina Action/ ACORN , Greensboro, NC. (May 1980-July 1982).

Neighborhood Director of Community Organization. South Carolina Action/ ACORN , Columbia, South Carolina (June 1979-April 1980).

Research Assistant. Black and Reform Newspaper Indexing Project. Afro-American Studies Department, Yale University (January-August 1978).

RESIDENCIES:

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation/Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (November 2000, February 2001)

Workspace for Choreographers Foundation writer's residency (January 2000).