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Outline 11/11/08 Utopia I. Introduction A. Utopia Defined- Defined from the Greek word, Nowhere and somewhere really good -an idea, a plan B. And Progress- It was different from progressive thinking C. Social Critique- A critique of capitalism D. Utopia and America 1. To some people, America is a Utopian because it is a land of dreams 2. Reality- it is not a Utopia 3. America could be that place 4. People come to America because they have a dream that America will be perfect. “Garden of Eden” II. History of Utopian thought A. From Plato to Thomas More 1. Thomas Moore- “Utopia” (1516) - 20 years after Columbus landed. He thought America was going to be a Utopian. 2. Plato’s Republic- Plato’s interpretation on a Utopian society a. Perfect King b. Philosopher King B. The utopian spirit in America C. Utopian Socialism: Owen, Fourier, etc. 1. Capitalism is preventing society from reaching Utopia 2. Have to get rid of class in order to have Utopian socialism 3. Need elimination of private property 4. Robert Owen a.Critic of Industry b. It seems to make things better, but it only seems to give us suffering for the growing labor class c.Only giving comfort to a very small few 5. Charles Fourier
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course SAS 101 taught by Professor Unsure during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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