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Sociology, Contingency and Utopia

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On the level of phenomena the observers of society have noticed an increase of polymorphism, of indeterminacy. This contingent society points us — theoretically and through our experience — to possibility and its (outer) limits. Contingency always means limitation, since possibility emerges only from its background and borderline: the impossible is the frame. And the task. The horizon shall be — Utopia: the sphere of imagination which belongs to the impossible but creates possibility. Since there is a greater truth than the truth of the factual and that is the reality of possibility. We are obliged to this reality: conflicting with the dictatorship of the factual.

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2009-06-01
2016-12-08

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