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Ideal Topos?

Advantages: Influential, interesting from a range of perspectives
Disadvantages: Not an easy read, what is it?

I think most people are familiar with the term utopia, and its use to describe "any real or imaginary state or place believed to be ideal, perfect, excellent" (Chambers dictionary). Probably far fewer are familiar with Sir Thomas More's tract of 1516, whi ...

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A More Perfect Plan...

Advantages: Fascinating glimpse of an alternative world view
Disadvantages: Somewhat stuck in time

Thomas More, executed by Henry VIII (one of his best friends) for treason, led an illustrious career of politics and letters. Under his friend the King, he served in many capacities – Speaker of the House of Commons, Master of Requests, Privy Councillor, ...

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A Utopia for all Seasons???

Advantages: Written by a great man
Disadvantages: No discussion of ideas in the text

For those that want to know about the dispute about the meaning of the word "Utopia" please go to the end and start there otherwise continue .... Plato's "Republic" is a seminal work and being philosophy can be read in any time in history it seems as i ...

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Another mile stone away from christ

Advantages: Well writen, brilliant @ the time and easy to read
Disadvantages: Dated Phillosophy and pro-god undertones

Thomas More was one of Henry the 8ths clergy men, he re-designed Platos classical blueprint for a perfect world as he it seems re-wrote 'Republic' as a modern (14something) 'Utopia' before Orwell so famously debunked it in his nhillistic classic '1984' ...

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Don't even bother

Advantages: Information about the ideas of utopias in the past
Disadvantages: Archaic language, boring incessant information, no storyline, incomprehensible...the list is endless...

I have to say, I do not think anyone in their right mind would find this book understandable or interesting to read. It is full of archaic language and verb forms, for example "there be...." instead of "there are..." and each chapter has to be read at LEA ...

elchee 02.05.2001 · Read full review
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