This article – which examines the volume by Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval, Commun– intends to work out the meanings, including their historical background, whichpertain to a crucial discursive field in today’s political debate: those of the terms common/commons. The goal, following Dardot and Laval multifold proposal, is to understandhow to overcome the evident indeterminacy of a word such as commun. Thecritical analysis of the extremely complex, and frequently fuzzy, genealogies of common/commons is a fundamental step in this intellectual program, indeed a preconditionfor the elaboration of a convincing conceptual tool. This concept is interpreted,following the perspective outlined by the Authors and now at the heart of the debate,as a principle of self-government (to be introduced in all spheres of social life), based,fully in accordance with the demand for radical democracy, on the conflicting practiceswhich create new institutions.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Storia del Pensiero Politico|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science