Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Utopia

Utopia is revolutionary because of its idealized concepts that were quite opposite from political, economic, religious and social environments when it was written and even today. More’s major concepts appear to be share and share alike, and that nothing should be wasted, with one’s productivity and opportunity to contribute to society being of highest importance. One stand-out concept is More’s approach to religion, which is that all faiths, or even the lack thereof, are respected, and should not be put down or encroached upon by others.

More’s Utopia influenced many philosophers and writers during his time and ever since. His work developed into an entire genre of utopian and humanist literature.

The following websites discuss More’s Utopia specifically and utopian concepts in general:

http://utopia.nypl.org/homepage_noqt.shtml#redirect

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15243a.htm

http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/bassr/exhibition/utopia/utopia.html

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/amana/utopia.htm

http://www.earlymod.psu.edu/utopias.html

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