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Utopia with Erasmus's The Sileni of Alcibiades

Utopia with Erasmus's The Sileni of Alcibiades By Thomas More David Wootton Utopia with Erasmus s The Sileni of Alcibiades Sixteenth century classic by brilliant humanist churchman and scholar envisioned a patriarchal island kingdom that practiced religious tolerance in which everybody worked all goods were community o

  • Title: Utopia with Erasmus's The Sileni of Alcibiades
  • Author: Thomas More David Wootton
  • ISBN: 9780872203761
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Utopia with Erasmus's The Sileni of Alcibiades By Thomas More David Wootton Sixteenth century classic by brilliant humanist, churchman and scholar envisioned a patriarchal island kingdom that practiced religious tolerance, in which everybody worked, all goods were community owned, and violence, bloodshed and vice were nonexistent Forerunner of many later attempts at establishing Utopias both in theory and in practice.
    Utopia with Erasmus's The Sileni of Alcibiades By Thomas More David Wootton

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    1. Lisa on said:

      Thomas More s Utopia was published in 1516 in Latin It describes the ideal society of the fictional island of Utopia Book 1 Raphael tells how he s visited many societies around the world, including England He then recounts some of the injustices he encountered there, including the capital punishment of thieves, a punishment which he feels is too harsh for the crime of theft and doesn t deter future thefts instead, it s better to ensure everyone has enough to eat so they won t steal property shou [...]

    2. saizine on said:

      A very good edition of a fascinating text that straddles the line between fiction and theory, evading both definition and classification Wooton s introduction is a very good introduction to both More and his text the inclusion of Erasmus The Sileni of Alcibiades adds yet another layer to a work that is already miles deep Read for a university course.

    3. Corey on said:

      The introduction was horrendously tedious to get through But the body of the document, the actual telling about the Utopian society was quiet interesting Same goes for The Sileni of Alcibiades.For future readers, I would recommend skipping over the intro and diving right in.

    4. Meaghan on said:

      Meh Not as entertaining as I expected, though it had its moments If I had to choose between absurdist texts that idealize the New World, I believe I m partial to Voltaire s Candide just as frustrating philosophically and morally, but much entertaining.

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