Sir Thomas More's book Utopia, gives me a account of a society that should be. Simple cotlhes, no money, people share. One thing I despise though is that he uses salves.
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Originally posted by kyleb
ya that was a great book. there were some definite flaws in his plan but, all in all it sure beat the early industrialized England of the time that it was a response to.
The main purpose of Utopia is to critique the political and social structures of More's 16th-century Europe and propose an ideal society based on reason and justice.
No, Utopia is not meant to be a realistic society, but rather a thought experiment to highlight the flaws in contemporary societies and inspire change.
The Utopian society is a fictional island that is governed by reason, equality, and communal ownership. Citizens are educated and work for the common good, and there is no private property or money.
Utopia challenges societal norms and values by advocating for communal ownership and equality among all citizens, regardless of social status. It also criticizes the greed and corruption present in contemporary societies.
The name "Utopia" comes from the Greek words "ou" meaning "not" and "topos" meaning "place," which translates to "no-place." This reflects the idea that Utopia is not a real place, but rather an imaginary society that exists only in theory.