200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1945

Kastoriadis wins a scholarship to study in Paris

Kornilios Kastoriadis (1922-1997) was a meta-Marxist philosopher of autonomy and radical thinking, an influential intellectual of post-war Europe, with a significant role in the May '68 movement. Kastoriadis' most vital contribution concerns the fusion of social institutions and psychoanalysis as it is manifested in his book The Imaginary Institution of Society (1974.) Together with Claude Lefevre, he published the magazine SocialismeouBarbarie (1949-1965), one of the most iconic publications of post-war Europe. Very early in his career, he addressed a profound criticism of socialism and Stalinist bureaucracy as well as of capitalism and the brutality of totalitarianism.