When the conditions under which we live are not free, then the meanings according to which we know and act are distorted. The quest for a sound constitution of meanings is, of itself, an effort to amend our condition; a critique of domination. That is Georges Faraklas's rationale in this volume of dialectic philosophy.
The author converses on this topic with great thinkers of the past and the present, from Thucydides, Plato and Aristotle to Montaigne, Rousseau, Kant, Fichte, Hegel and Sartre; from Bachelard and Serres to Althusser and Derrida. He also converses with contemporary Greek thinkers such as Baltas, Bassakos, Kondylis, Psychopedis, et al.
Faraklas's view is inspired by Psychopedis's and opposed to Kondylis's view that meaning is only a product of domination. For this reason, one fourth of the book is taken up by the first extensive published presentation of Kondylis' oeuvre.