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Utopians
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I. Terminology and History

Utopians aspire to achieve fundamental improvement of human life from a rational, religious, or technological perspective – often in combination. To present their ideas, they frequently make use of a form somewhere between a philosophical or theological treatise and a narrative account, called a utopia after the eponymous Utopia of T. More (1516). But the theme is much earlier, going back to Plato’s Politicus: society should correlate with the…

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Heesch, Matthias and Pierard, Richard V., “Utopians”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025272>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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