Thomas More - Thomas More-Utopian Tradition(born during the...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Thomas More - Utopian Tradition (born during the English Renaissance) -To be more specific, this was the time of the commercial capitalist revolution -He critiqued the new society and believed it to be the progenitor of social diseases (mass poverty, and slum activities) with only a few immune (and they were the bourgeoisie) -Harsh working conditions -Due to dire need for economic stability of families, the unhealthy work practice continued -Morality fell to the wayside during this period -More died for his faith -Published “ Utopia ” in 1516 -Spoke of benevolence towards others and sharing wealth for mutual benefit -No private property -No fear of starvation, unemployment, etc. -Reduced division of labor -Work becomes boring and repetitive otherwise and leads to it oppressing the workers -The community, instead of the market, makes production& allocation decisions
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course INTA 2210 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Tech.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online