Utopia

More, Thomas

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First published in 1516, this work is one of the most important works of European humanism. This translation seeks to do justice to the full range of More’s rhetoric, and includes an introduction that outlines some of the problems the text raises.

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‘It remains astonishingly radical … one of Utopia‘s most striking aspects is its contemporaniety’ Terry Eagleton

In Utopia, Thomas More gives us a traveller’s account of a newly-discovered island where the inhabitants enjoy a social order based on natural reason and justice, and human fulfilment is open to all. As the traveller describes the island, a bitter contrast is drawn between this rational society and the practices of Europe. How can the philosopher reform his society? In his discussion, More takes up a question first raised by Plato and which is still a challenge in the contemporary world. In the history of political thought few works have been more influential than Utopia, and few more misunderstood.

Translated and introduced by Dominic Baker-Smith

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Weight 145 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 11 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxxvii, 146

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

335.02 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K