voyage to utopias a fictional guide through social philosophy

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Voyage To Utopias

Author : Tony Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9781847420893
Genre : Social Science
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Why can't people be more like her? Oh, and it turns out the music box is really stroppy.... --

Social Theory And Practice

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ISBN : OSU:32435077353308
Genre : Political science
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The Blazing World And Other Writings

Author : Margaret Cavendish
ISBN : 9780141904825
Genre : Fiction
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Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century's most striking figures: a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and literature. The Blazing World is a highly original work: part Utopian fiction, part feminist text, it tells of a lady shipwrecked on the Blazing World where she is made Empress and uses her power to ensure that it is free of war, religious division and unfair sexual discrimination. This volume also includes The Contract, a romance in which love and law work harmoniously together, and Assaulted and Pursued Chastity, which explores the power and freedom a woman can achieve in the disguise of a man.

The Imaginary Voyage In Prose Fiction

Author : Philip Babcock Gove
ISBN : UCSC:32106001692414
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Political Utopias

Author : Michael Weber
ISBN : 9780190668952
Genre : Philosophy
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Political theory, from antiquity to the present, has been divided over the relationship between the requirements of justice and the limitations of persons and institutions to meet those requirements. Some theorists hold that a theory of justice should be utopian or idealistic--that the derivation of the correct principles of justice should not take into account human and institutional limitations. Others insist on a realist or non-utopian view, according to which feasibility--facts about what is possible given human and institutional limitations--is a constraint on principles of justice. In recent years, the relationship between the ideal and the real has become the subject of renewed scholarly interest. This anthology aims to represent the contemporary state of this classic debate. By and large, contributors to the volume deny that the choice between realism and idealism is binary. Rather, there is a continuum between realism and idealism that locates these extremes of each view at opposite poles. The contributors, therefore, tend to occupy middle positions, only leaning in the ideal or non-ideal direction. Together, their contributions not only represent a wide array of attractive positions in the new literature on the topic, but also collectively advance how we understand the difference between idealism and realism itself.

A Tale Of Two Utopias

Author : Paul Berman
ISBN : 0393316750
Genre : History
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"A deeply moving and delightfully readable account of the political journey [Berman's] generation has taken."--Isaac Kramnick, New York Observer

Literary Wonderlands

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ISBN : 9780316547734
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A glorious collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms. Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans four thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells's The Time Machine to Murakami's 1Q84 it explores the timeless and captivating features of fiction's imagined worlds including the relevance of the writer's own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work. Each piece includes a detailed overview of the plot and a "Dramatis Personae." Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction. Laura Miller is the book's general editor. Co-founder of, where she worked as an editor and writer for 20 years, she is currently a books and culture columnist at Slate. A journalist and a critic, her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Guardian, and the New York Times Book Review, where she wrote the "Last Word" column for two years. She is the author of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia and editor of the Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors.

The Dispossessed

Author : Ursula K. LeGuin
ISBN : 9781473206069
Genre : Fiction
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The Principle of Simultaneity is a scientific breakthrough which will revolutionize interstellar civilization by making possible instantaneous communication. It is the life work of Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the arid anarchist world of Anarres. But Shevek's work is being stifled by jealous colleagues, so he travels to Anarres's sister-planet Urras, hoping to find more liberty and tolerance there. But he soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game.

Utopia By Thomas More Book Analysis

Author : Bright Summaries,
ISBN : 9782806280343
Genre : Education
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Utopia with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Utopia by Thomas More, based on the tales of a fictional explorer who visits an island society governed by wisdom and directed by the principles of justice, equality and happiness. As well as a riveting work of fiction, the work is significant in the domain of political philosophy, is responsible for coining the word ‘utopia’ as well as for the entire genre of utopian fiction, and has been translated from Latin into numerous languages. Thomas More was a noted Renaissance humanist whose philosophical writings are studied and respected to this day, and he has been venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church since 1935. Find out everything you need to know about Utopia in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: A complete plot summary Character studies Key themes and symbols Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

Ab Bookman S Yearbook

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