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2014 | 4(35) | 49-72
Article title

Dialektyka utopii

Authors
Content
Title variants
Dialectics of Utopia
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
In the essay the speculative movement of the term “utopia” is presented on two examples: in works of the two most important dialecticians of modernity, Hegel and Adorno. Hegel’s reflection on utopia is determined by internal tension between his juvenile enthusiasm for the project of aesthetics utopia and mature criticism of all utopian transformations of the actual reality. Adorno, on the other hand, accused his “great predecessor” of betrayal of utopia in the name of its realization. Hence for Adorno utopia is only an negative consciousness of what is not existing, and just it – embodied in the work of art - makes a promise of salvation of the proper name. Confronting these two antagonistic positions I consider them in a wider framework of a fundamental issue: is salvation (of an individual? Of society?) possible in temporality (in the Hegelian absolute knowledge) or will it arrive only form Other side (as in Adorno’s utopia of ineffable nonidentity)?
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Year
Issue
Pages
49-72
Physical description
Dates
published
2014
Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Jagielloński
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
1643-1243
YADDA identifier
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