Pros And Cons Of A Utopian Society

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Faced with common sense, facing a reality that wants to be presented as the only possible, we need a utopian and revolutionary thinking. But what is utopia? Utopia is the rebellion against reality, against its totalitarianism and tyranny, which wants us to believe that what happens necessarily happens. Utopia shows that what seems to be an insurmountable reality that oppresses us, is nothing more than a social product: it can be changed. Things can change! And there is no change without utopia, without a horizon of future from which to judge our present.

Modern thought is incomprehensible without that utopian-critical dimension that is linked to a novel faith in man that contrasted with that medieval condemnation of the mundane. From that moment on, man knew he owned his destiny, and utopia emerged as the dream that a better and more just society was possible, like the desire not to wait until death to find paradise, but to bring it until the earth. So in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were written so many utopias: Tomas Moro, Campanella, Bacon ... all these authors wrote from a radical faith in man, which made them believe that something different was possible. …show more content…

Both, utopia and revolution, constitute a rupture with the existing order, and we can say that there is no revolution without utopia. Marx is perhaps the thinker who best links both moments in his system: his communist utopia would only come with the revolution, with the rise of the proletariat. The nineteenth century is the century of revolutions and, with it, also of utopias. That phantom that, according to Marx in his Manifesto, traveled all over Europe, was not only the phantom of communism, but also that of utopia, that of

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