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A megvalósult utópiák földjén
In the Land of the Materialized Utopias

Author(s): Dénes Tamás
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: utopia; digital world; non-space; information society; Marc Augé

Summary/Abstract: The essay tries to interpret the effacement of the utopian thinking through drafting the features of the digital world. Utopia is being defined as epoch-marking, a mark that can indicate best the orientation towards the future of any era. The Enlightenment, Postmodernity, and the information societies can all be examined by this criteria. The central thesis of the essay claims that utopias seem to have disappeared today because we’ve already entered the world of utopias, of non-spaces. In order to explain this, the author analyzes the space and time related experiences of the information society. In this regard time simplyfies itself to instantaneousness, places become “non-spaces” – using the terms of the antropologist Marc Augé. Through this transformation, as a horizon is being eliminated, and even if not, the future can be conceived without the human factor.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 61-67
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian