New Communitarianism Movements and Complex Utopia

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Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Abstract

Simulation is a rapidly growing field in social sciences. Simulation theories in social sciences are considered to critique social dynamics and societies which are mostly simulated by media, cinema, TV, internet, etc. Recently we (Akdeniz KG, Disorder in complex human system. In: Fritzsch H, Phua KK (eds) Singapore: proceedings of the conference in Honour of Murray Gell-Mann’s 80th birthday quantum mechanics, elementary particles, quantum cosmology and complexity. World Scientific Publishing, Hackensack, pp 630–637, 2009) purposed a simulation theory as a critique theory to investigate disordered human behaviors. In this theory, “Disorder-Sensitive Human Behaviors (DSHB) Simulation Theory”, chaotic awareness is also considered as a reality principle in simulation world to complete Baudrillard Simulation Theory (Baudrillard J, Simulacra and simulation. University of Michigan Press, Michigan, 1995). We call the emergence of this reality as zuhur which is different than simulacra. More recently we proposed the complex utopia (Akdeniz KG, From Simulacra to Zuhur in Complex Utopia. 11th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Lublin, 2010; Akdeniz KG, The new identities of the physicist: cyborg-physicist and post-physicist. In: Proceedings of the conference of world international conference of technology and education, Beirut, 2010) to critique the complex societies and communities in simulation world. The challenging agents in the complex utopia are both simulacra and zuhur. In this paper we would like to review “What is the complex utopia?” And we shall critique some global events in framework of complex utopia with particular examples in socio-economic and political contexts.

Keywords

Simulation theories Complex Utopia The new identities Arab Spring Communitarizm 

Notes

Acknowledgement

Thanks to Dr. Nicholas Anastasopoulos for fruitful Tarragona conversation on communitarianism in Greece. And thanks to Prof. Dr. Ş. Şule Erçetin, for her motivation me to prepare this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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