Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island in this political work written in 1516. Book I of Utopia, a dialogue, presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, and moral ills in England. Book II is a narrative describing a country run according to the ideals of the English humanists, where poverty, crime, injustice, and other ills do not exist.
"More's unobtainable vision of the ideal society"
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Sir Thomas More's Utopia has spurred debate, reflection, and critical thinking since its original publication in the 16th century. More's fictional island of Utopia provides an exploration of issues that shook him and his contemporaries and that continue to be problematic in the modern day.
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Thomas More's Utopia stands out as one of the most striking political works ever written. Composed specifically as a response to Henry VIII's break with Rome, the book meditates on the perfect society while indirectly critiquing the political and social ills of Tudor England. Containing thoughts on religious pluralism, a welfare state, and women's rights, More's book was well ahead of its time, already hinting at later theories on communism and capitalism centuries before Marx, Engels, and Smith.
Utopia (The original name was "Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia") is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More (1478-1535) published in 1516 in Latin. The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. Utopia is an ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system.
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Thomas More a inventé l'Utopie. Cinq siècles plus tard on peut toujours reprendre les thèmes évoqués par More et ils vont servir de réflexions aux plus grands philosophes : Nietzche, Kazantzakis, Luong Can Liem, Patrick Fontaine. Ces trois derniers auteurs sont publiés par L'Harmattan. Patrick Fontaine nous emmène dans des réflexions parfois complexes, mais nous comprenons ce qu'il veut dire avec la bonté de l'homme. Luong Can Liem nous apprend l'aspect oriental. L'explication de Kazantzakis est très utile et riche.
Thomas More a inventé l'Utopie. Cinq siècles plus tard on peut toujours reprendre les thèmes évoqués par More et ils vont servir de réflexions au plus grands philosophes. La deuxième partie va suivre. Comprendre l'Utopie : qu'est-ce que More a voulu démontrer, peut-on encore utiliser son apport ? Une vérité de 500 ans.
This edition of CatoAudio features welcoming remarks by Cato President Edward H. Crane; appreciation of Milton Friedman by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell; presentation of the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty by Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria; and remarks by Hernando de Soto, recipient of the 2004 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.