Dualism of Utopia: Anti-Systemic Protest and Social
Gleb D. Leontyev1, Ludmila S. Leontieva2
1Gleb D. Leontyev*, Kazan Federal University
2Ludmila S. Leontieva, Kazan Federal University
Manuscript received on October 10, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 5172-5175 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A9224119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A9224.119119
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Abstract: They performed the analysis of utopia phenomenon as a social alternative. From the standpoint of the socio-synergetic approach, the following task was posed: to justify the design and protest nature of the utopian worldview. The relationship between the formation and translation of social utopia and the level of social self-organization is affirmed. An inverse correlation with the process of self-organization of citizens is characteristic of political ideology. Based on this, the phenomena of “utopia” and “ideology” are considered as worldview opposites. The existential basis of mass consciousness protest state is constituted by the conviction of the idea of utopian due and despair conditioned by the unsatisfying being. In accordance with the classification of social protests, the type of protest in the context of utopian discourse is defined by the authors as anti-systemic. The utopian project becomes the ideological engine of this social protest. Denial in the form of protest and construction in the form of a project determine the critical constructive nature of utopia. Therefore, the suppression of utopian ideas is considered in the article as the rejection of socio-political thinking projectivity, and therefore, as an approximation of social stagnation. The praxeological features of utopia are manifested in the presence of both an ideal and a real component, i.e. this is a project that changes the state of mass consciousness, and this is a practice that transforms social reality. Along with the humanistic optimism of utopia, they single out the risk of “denial of denial,” that is, the denial of the very utopian idea of an “ideal” society in the practical implementation of a utopian project.
Keywords: Utopia, Ideal, Social Project, Social Protest, Ideology, State.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences