Thomas More (Author) Dominic Baker-Smith (Translator)


'It remains astonishingly radical ... one of Utopia 's most striking aspects is its contemporaniety' Terry Eagleton

In Utopia , Thomas More gives us a traveller's account of a newly-discovered island where the inhabitants enjoy a social order based on natural reason and justice, and human fulfilment is open to all. As the traveller describes the island, a bitter contrast is drawn between this rational society and the practices of Europe. How can the philosopher reform his society? In his discussion, More takes up a question first raised by Plato and which is still a challenge in the contemporary world. In the history of political thought few works have been more influential than Utopia , and few more misunderstood.

Translated and introduced by Dominic Baker-Smith

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£7.99  £7.43
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
30 August 2012

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