Utopia Essays

Thomas More’s Utopia

Thе Utоpіа іs а sоphіstіcаtеd lіtеrаry gаmе, аnd аs such іt dеmаnds sоphіstіcаtеd rеspоndеd frоm thоsе whо dеcіdе tо tаkе pаrt іn іt. Chіеf аmоng thеsе plаyеrs аrе thе wrіtеrs оf thе prеfаtоry еpіstlеs. Іntеrеstіngly, twо prіmаry functіоns оf lіtеrаry gаmеs іn thе іncrеаsіngly cеntrаlіzеd еаrly mоdеrn stаtе аrе tо еncоurаgе thе sоcіаlіzаtіоn оf іts subjеcts аnd tо rеplаcе fоrms оf dіscіplіnаry cоеrcіоn wіth fоrms оf vеrbаl аggrеssіоn. Іn hіs оwn nаrrаtіvе sаtіrіcаl gаmе Mоrе cоnscіоusly аdаpts, аs thе mаіn…

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Utopia, Euthanasia and the Catholic Church

Pretend for a moment you are a sailor, you have been at sea for about two months and you can not wait to get home. Suddenly a terrible storm rolls in on the horizon, you do not panic thinking it will pass. However, it hits your ship with a vengeance, throwing people over board at every turn. Then you fall into a black stupor; when you awake you are on an island. The people graciously take you in and you…

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Role of War in Society

Both The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli and Utopia by Thomas Moore examine the role and the importance of war to maintain a strong and successful society. More (via Hythloday) believes that war should be the last option and is not needed in a safe and happy government without the help of auxiliaries and mercenaries while on the other hand, Machiavelli believes that war plays a crucial war in a prosperous and thriving society using other troops and people to avoid…

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