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Volume Editor: Vladimer Luarsabishvili
This book intends to present Mamardashvili’s philosophical perspective on modern society by exemplifying in different ways its distinctive contribution to the greater philosophical landscape. The authors aim to define both Mamardashvili’s place in the history of philosophy—among the currents of twentieth-century European thought and, in particular, phenomenology—and his relations with authors like Hegel, Proust, Deleuze, and Wittgenstein, while identifying the basic methodological instruments and substantive concepts of his thought—language, migration, citizenship, or “the freedom of complaint.” The volume will be useful both for preparatory courses (by supplying an introduction to Mamardashvili’s thought and forming the key necessary concepts) and for advanced research exigencies, allowing a professional audience to discover the remarkable insights of Mamardashvili’s philosophy.

Abstract

In one of his last interviews, Mamardashvili emphasized the phenomenon of “freedom of complaint.” Based on the political events that occurred in Georgia during the 80s of the past century, Mamardashvili tried to describe the essence of totalitarian thinking from the perspective of his modern society; thus, totalitarianism was considered by the Georgian philosopher not as a classical form of suffering but as a way of repression of freedom affecting the basic possibilities of realizing our internal freedom. The only effective instrument for its prevention is, according to Mamardashvili, the formation of a free and modern society, able to resist spiritual loneliness in the course of survival.

In: Rethinking Mamardashvili: Philosophical Perspectives, Analytical Insights
In: Rethinking Mamardashvili: Philosophical Perspectives, Analytical Insights