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Bunčić, Lana. (2013). Utopijsko mišljenje i društvena promjena. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Chair of Anthropology. [mentor Hromadžić, Hajrudin].

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Utopian thought transcends the existing reality by imagining a utopian world, but at the same time, it looks for the possibilities of coming nearer to this utopian world inside the existing reality. In that sense, utopian thought is the precondition for every social change, because it allows,firstly,the critical analysis of the existing situation, and secondly, the consideration of various possible options for changing that situation. In this process of change, utopian ideals, that is, universal human values, are set as a measure of plausibility and quality of action. Since human beings act according to their own value system, it could be argued that the idea of institutionalization of values is one of the steps in the transformation process.The paths of transformation are manifold, yet they can be divided into three groups of transformation strategies. While no single group of these strategies is able to create radical social change, their task is to prepare the conditions for possible radical change in the future. Such possibility is justified by the existence of yet unknowable and unintentional cumulative consequences of social action, but also by the fact that the very laws of change are subject to change. It is the responsibility of utopian thought to flexibly search for every next step in the process of social change, and through that, to also extend the field of what is possible.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: utopian thought, social change, values
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Chair of Anthropology
Supervisor: Hromadžić, Hajrudin
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 08:55
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:04

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