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Jean-Jacques Wunenburger: theory of utopia or the utopia of total theory?
Jean-Jacques Wunenburger: theory of utopia or the utopia of total theory?

Author(s): Andrei Simut
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Imagination; Utopia; Political Reason; Crisis of the Imagination; the Myth of “the Golden Age”.

Summary/Abstract: The present paper focuses on the conceptual relationship between three key terms in Jean Jacques Wunenburger’s philosophical approach: the imaginary (“imaginaire”), utopia, and political reason. Each of the three concepts is closely intertwined in Wunenburger’s theoretical view and bears a double relation with the other in such a way that not only do they reveal a new side of utopia, reason and imagination, but they also form the very core of Wunenburger’s theory. The paper places special emphasis on how Wunenburger accomplished a new theory of utopia and its crucial role in Western thought, in the history of ideas, and in shaping the contemporary crisis of imagination.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 201-206
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English