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Utopia: the imaginary design of a non-existent social state in literature or political discussion. While the utopia sketches a positive alternative to the present, the dystopia depicts a negative horror vision. Characteristic of utopias is the emphasis on their almost impossible realizability. See also politics, society, history.

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Michel Foucault on Utopia - Dictionary of Arguments

I 310ff
Utopia/Classic: rather a dream of origin.

Utopia/ 19th Century: decay of time. The time will be empty.

Time/Foucault: 19th century: the finitude with its truth is in time, and immediately the time is finite. The great dreaming of an endpoint of history is the utopia of causal thinking. This has remained binding for a long time, and Nietzsche has once again revived it.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Foucault I
M. Foucault
Les mots et les choses: Une archéologie des sciences humaines , Paris 1966 - The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences, New York 1970
German Edition:
Die Ordnung der Dinge. Eine Archäologie der Humanwissenschaften Frankfurt/M. 1994

Foucault II
Michel Foucault
l’Archéologie du savoir, Paris 1969
German Edition:
Archäologie des Wissens Frankfurt/M. 1981


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