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This is the conclusory chapter of the book, which presents and elucidates Castoriadis' key ideas, and conveys something of their importance and usefulness for understanding the world we live in generally, the human condition broadly, and the social-historical especially. It attempts to examine Castoriadis' ideas to uncover their presuppositions and expose their implications, to test their limits and evaluate their worth. The relationship between determination and indeterminacy becomes an important theme in the investigation of ontological issues once indeterminacy has been posited as an ineradicable characteristic of Being. Similarly, the twin drives for determinacy and indeterminacy emerge as an important theme to see how the relationship between determination and indeterminacy operates in the human domain.

Keywords: Castoriadis; human psyche; indeterminacy



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