The crisis undergone by the United Europe betrays a deep fracture at the level of the values and ideals shared by the European collectivity, underlining the lack of a real political strategy, that is the lack of an ideal plan, conceived on the basis of present empirical conditions. Thus, it is all about projecting the future on a utopian level, according to the “principle of hope” (Bloch) and in the ontological category of the “not yet become”. An analysis of the ancient myth of Europe belongs to the same ontological category, inasmuch as it concerns not the form of the past, but that of the future as a dream and prophecy. The fate of Europe as a Utopia envisages expansion and dissemination, openness to novelty and to evolution. It is in this sense that the United Europe closely resembles this myth, given its double nature, real and imaginary at the same time. The United Europe is a utopian space as well as heterotopian one. The challenge is then to realize a Europe that is real and imaginary at the same time, concretely united by a philosophy of hope for the future.

L' Europe entre utopie et hétérotopie, 2006.

L' Europe entre utopie et hétérotopie

Boccali, Renato
2006-01-01

Abstract

The crisis undergone by the United Europe betrays a deep fracture at the level of the values and ideals shared by the European collectivity, underlining the lack of a real political strategy, that is the lack of an ideal plan, conceived on the basis of present empirical conditions. Thus, it is all about projecting the future on a utopian level, according to the “principle of hope” (Bloch) and in the ontological category of the “not yet become”. An analysis of the ancient myth of Europe belongs to the same ontological category, inasmuch as it concerns not the form of the past, but that of the future as a dream and prophecy. The fate of Europe as a Utopia envisages expansion and dissemination, openness to novelty and to evolution. It is in this sense that the United Europe closely resembles this myth, given its double nature, real and imaginary at the same time. The United Europe is a utopian space as well as heterotopian one. The challenge is then to realize a Europe that is real and imaginary at the same time, concretely united by a philosophy of hope for the future.
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