Democracy & Nature, Vol. 9, No. 2
Plato and Castoriadis: the concealment and the unveiling of democracy
NOTE of the EC, October 2009: The version of Oikonomou's article published here is not identical with the reprint version in The International Journal of INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY, vol.2, no.1, (September 2005): http://www.inclusivedemocracy.
Abstract: In the first part of the paper Castoriadis' critical analysis of Plato's Statesman is discussed and the main points of this critique, chiefly the concealment of politics and democracy are presented. The second part (which is followed by a short comparison of the projects of autonomy and Inclusive Democracy) briefly deals with Castoriadis’ critique of contemporary political practice and theory, and depicts the unravelling of politics and of democracy-- views which are particularly significant for us today.