Utopia Author Sir Thomas More (Saint)
ISBN-10 031212256X
Release 1999
Pages 236
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This volume is the first to offer the original English translation of the work in an edition that allows readers to explore in-depth the book's historical and intellectual contexts as well as the circumstances of its reception.

More Utopia

More  Utopia Author Sir Thomas More (Saint)
ISBN-10 0521525403
Release 2002-09-30
Pages 134
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A fully revised 2002 edition of one of the most successful volumes in the entire series of Cambridge Texts.


Utopia Author Sir Thomas More
ISBN-10 9781473370456
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 156
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Utopia and the Ideal Society

Utopia and the Ideal Society Author J. C. Davis
ISBN-10 0521275512
Release 1983-07-28
Pages 427
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This book opens with an attempt to give clarity, substance and precision to the definition of utopia by isolating its characteristics in contrast with those of other forms of ideal society. The value of these distinctions is shown in a detailed re-examination of the sixteenth-century European writers who developed the re-emergent form of utopia.

The Philosophy of Utopia

The Philosophy of Utopia Author Barbara Goodwin
ISBN-10 9781136337635
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 272
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This collection addresses the important function of utopianism in social and political philosophy and includes debate on what its future role will be in a period dominated by dystopian nightmare scenarios.

Narrating Utopia

Narrating Utopia Author Christopher S. Ferns
ISBN-10 0853235945
Release 1999
Pages 268
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Utopian societies exhibit a variety of ways of organizing the financial, political and emotional relationships between people. For all this diversity, however, one thing that exhibits far less variation is the story, the framing narrative that accounts for how the narrator reaches the more perfect society and obtains the opportunity to witness its distinctive excellences. Narrating Utopia is about that story, the curious hybrid of the traveler’s tale and the classical dialogue that emerges in the Renaissance, but whose outlines remain clearly apparent even in some of the most recent utopian writing. "... a well-written and worthy addition to the filed of utopian studies."—SFRA Review

More s Utopia

More s Utopia Author Dominic Baker-Smith
ISBN-10 0802083765
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 269
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This study plac Utopia in the context of early sixteenth-century Europe and the intellectual preoccupations of More?s own humanist circle, and clarifying those sources in classical and Christian political thought that provoked his writing.

Utopia in Performance

Utopia in Performance Author Jill Dolan
ISBN-10 9780472025572
Release 2010-02-05
Pages 248
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"Jill Dolan is the theatre's most astute critic, and this new book is perhaps her most important. Utopia in Performance argues with eloquence and insight how theatre makes a difference, and in the process demonstrates that scholarship matters, too. It is a book that readers will cherish and hold close as a personal favorite, and that scholars will cite for years to come." ---David Román, University of Southern California What is it about performance that draws people to sit and listen attentively in a theater, hoping to be moved and provoked, challenged and comforted? In Utopia in Performance, Jill Dolan traces the sense of visceral, emotional, and social connection that we experience at such times, connections that allow us to feel for a moment not what a better world might look like, but what it might feel like, and how that hopeful utopic sentiment might become motivation for social change. She traces these "utopian performatives" in a range of performances, including the solo performances of feminist artists Holly Hughes, Deb Margolin, and Peggy Shaw; multicharacter solo performances by Lily Tomlin, Danny Hoch, and Anna Deavere Smith; the slam poetry event Def Poetry Jam; The Laramie Project; Blanket, a performance by postmodern choreographer Ann Carlson; Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; and Deborah Warner's production of Medea starring Fiona Shaw. While the book richly captures moments of "feeling utopia" found within specific performances, it also celebrates the broad potential that performance has to provide a forum for being human together; for feeling love, hope, and commonality in particular and historical (rather than universal and transcendent) ways.


Utopia Author Sir Thomas More
ISBN-10 9781775412267
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 176
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Sir Thomas More wrote Utopia in 1516 in Latin. His Utopia is a fictional island, whose society, religion and politics he explores. Critics do not believe that the island depicted More's idea of the perfect society, but rather that he hoped to throw the politics of his own time into a new light by contrasting them with his imagined island society. The work references Plato's Republic.


Utopia Author Sir Thomas More (Saint)
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000043174
Release 1869
Pages 168
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Utopia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Utopia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Utopia book for free.

The Concept of Utopia

The Concept of Utopia Author Ruth Levitas
ISBN-10 3039113666
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 264
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Originally published: London: Philip Allan, 1990.

The Politics of Utopia

The Politics of Utopia Author Barbara Goodwin
ISBN-10 3039110802
Release 2009
Pages 325
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This book provides both an introduction to utopianism and a general perspective on radical political thought. Vigorously disputing the widespread conviction that utopianism is a fantasy with no relevance to modern political life and thought, the authors argue that it is a concept whose special virtue lies in its capacity to transcend the limitations of present circumstances, to inspire alternative thinking and to open up new directions for political action. This book develops an approach which relates social causes to political theory and practice. The first part discusses utopianism as a form of political theory with unique characteristics and the ability to transcend the present. The second part considers utopianism as an expression of fundamental social impulses and as an ingredient of modern political movements. The third part offers a defence of utopianism as both theory and practice, and argues for its use to counteract the pragmatism and narrow empiricism which often passes for political -realism- in modern societies. This reissue of a popular and well-received landmark text contains a new preface."

Paths in Utopia

Paths in Utopia Author Martin Buber
ISBN-10 0815604211
Release 1950
Pages 152
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In this work, Buber expounds upon and defends the Zionist experiment - a federal system of communities on a co-operative basis. He looks to the anarchists Proudhon, Kropotkin and Gustav Landauer, but selects only that part of their doctrines appropriate to his case.

From Apology to Utopia

From Apology to Utopia Author Martti Koskenniemi
ISBN-10 9781139447645
Release 2006-02-02
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This book presents a critical view of international law as an argumentative practice that aims to 'depoliticise' international relations. Drawing from a range of materials, Koskenniemi demonstrates how international law becomes vulnerable to the contrasting criticisms of being either an irrelevant moralist Utopia or a manipulable façade for State interests. He examines the conflicts inherent in international law - sources, sovereignty, 'custom' and 'world order' - and shows how legal discourse about such subjects can be described in terms of a small number of argumentative rules. This book was originally published in English in Finland in 1989 and though it quickly became a classic, it has been out of print for some years. In 2006, Cambridge was proud to reissue this seminal text, together with a freshly written Epilogue in which the author both responds to critiques of the original work, and reflects on the effect and significance of his 'deconstructive' approach today.

The Utopia

The Utopia Author Sir Thomas More (Saint)
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106005426264
Release 1912
Pages 346
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The Utopia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Utopia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Utopia book for free.

The Task of Utopia

The Task of Utopia Author Erin McKenna
ISBN-10 074251319X
Release 2001
Pages 179
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At their best, both American pragmatism and Utopianism are about hope. Both encourage people to think about the future as a guide to understanding the past and forming the present. Just as pragmatism has often been misunderstood as valueless instrumentalism, Utopianism has been limited to dreams of a static perfect world. results in a process model of Utopia that can help form the future based on critical intelligence. Using John Dewey's works with feminist theory and literature, McKenna develops this pragmatist feminist model of Utopia.

The Grasshopper

The Grasshopper Author Bernard Suits
ISBN-10 1770480110
Release 2005-11-09
Pages 179
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In the mid twentieth century the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously asserted that games are indefinable; there are no common threads that link them all. "Nonsense," says the sensible Bernard Suits: "playing a game is a voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles." The short book Suits wrote demonstrating precisely that is as playful as it is insightful, as stimulating as it is delightful. Suits not only argues that games can be meaningfully defined; he also suggests that playing games is a central part of the ideal of human existence, so games belong at the heart of any vision of Utopia. Originally published in 1978, The Grasshopper is now re-issued with a new introduction by Thomas Hurka and with additional material (much of it previously unpublished) by the author, in which he expands on the ideas put forward in The Grasshopper and answers some questions that have been raised by critics.