L'immaginario di Jean-Jacques Wunenburger. L'immaginario di Jean-Jacques Wunenburger. Monica Musolino. Abstract. Abstract not present. Full Text: PDF. Jean-Jacques Wunenburger, Omul Politic Intre MIT Si Ratiune - o Analiza a Imaginarului Puterii/ The Political Man Between Myth and Reason - an Analysis of. Jean-Jacques Wunenburger: theory of utopia or. the utopia of total theory? Abstract: The present paper focuses on the conceptual relationship between three.
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It seems that his theoretical conception was already formed in jean jacques wunenburger detail before his first book appeared. Each new title discloses from a different angle a unified philosophical system on the history of mentalities. Each new book starts with a series of questions, but their complex responses become very clear from the first chapters, leaving no room for uncertainty and hesitation.
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His philosophy of the imaginary, utopia or images surpasses the inaccuracies and the vagueness of a regular critical discourse. At a closer look, all these terms can be placed on a general map, around a triangle in the jean jacques wunenburger way: The bottom side of the triangle stands for the crisis of the imaginary and imagination, caused by the limitation imposed on the Western thought by utopia since Renaissance and reason since the Enlightenment.
The immutability of those archetypes and concepts seem to contaminate the whole outlook of his theory, which underscores a single, clear idea: Wunenburger eludes the historical factor, isolating the timeless essence of the phenomena, but he finally completes a history and a conceptual map of the imaginary.
When does the crisis of the imagination begin and what are its main causes? The problem which utopia poses for the imaginary is a constant concern for Wunenburger and can be found in various books, up to his most recent ones: The first and the most recent book on utopia is complementary, but the jean jacques wunenburger is even more convincing in blaming utopia for starting the crisis of the Western imagination.
His study will also reinforce this tendency, but from a different and rather refreshing point of view which to this day remains a unique view. He also insists that jean jacques wunenburger denounce the imposture of the totalitarian utopia is a false debate.
Wunenburger places utopia on an abstract, general level, as an archetype and a construct in contrast with the imaginary. His point is that utopia, from its origins, has turned out to be a limitation of the human imagination in various ways and in an insidious manner.
How does Wunenburger define utopia? Utopia is defined as an archetypal figure of the imaginary, placed in a trans-historical mental configuration: Jean jacques wunenburger deal with utopia as a literary genre is a restrictive approach, since utopia is a form of action and writing that materializes in history.
The distinction between the extended sense of utopia as an expression of the social imagination and the specific one, referring to the utopian jean jacques wunenburger of the literary utopia  functions also as a way to differentiate the analysts of utopia.
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Cioran underscores the mutation of man into a creature obsessed with history, which is due to the utopian displacement of happiness in the far future, depriving man of living in the present. Wunenburger notices the essential pressure the future exerts on imagination, projections in utopian thinking.
Utopia outruns the future, simulating events in advance, being a rational prediction,  and thus becomes a main force of historical movement. This imaginative constraint imposed on the way the future is conceived is jean jacques wunenburger pointed out by Cioran, who considers utopia to be a version of a controlled paradise, jean jacques wunenburger substitute and a hybrid materialization of the Kingdom of God in order to fill the absence of the Christian myth.
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This will lead to an erroneous and excessive worship of the sense of history. Another point of accusation for utopia is that it levels all its citizens, being a constant plea for conformity, resulting in a society of marionettes, of automatons.
In the last decade we have witnessed a resurgence of a new type of utopia, jean jacques wunenburger on a post-human ideology, which contains a double-directed critique: This question derives from a phenomenon observed by Wunenburger: Here utopia has an unobtrusive presence, through the obsessive implementation of equality, the dissolution of hierarchy, massification, cultural uniformization, the search for happiness and security, jean jacques wunenburger the fact that social inequalities do not generate open altercations.
The background and their transformation is gradually analysed from Plato up to the present, but without any historicist limitations, according to three main issues: Utopia is placed at the crossroads between reason and imagination, a direct result from the contamination between imagination and political action.
jean jacques wunenburger Wunenburger aspires to formulate a total theory on the genealogy of Western ideas and mentality, and their decline towards the contemporary crisis of imagination, towards the dissolution of hope, and towards the general spread of utopian thinking and systems.
Wunenburger attempts to offer the complete, irrefutable explanation for these phenomena. His theoretical description of utopia is not only a new and profound understanding of it as a complex jean jacques wunenburger of human imagination, but also jean jacques wunenburger means to reveal the hidden meanings of the other two concepts as well the political reason and the imaginary.
He compares and contrasts three strains of evolution in Western history of ideas: