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Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias “Utopia” (coined by Thomas More in 1516) comes from the Greek eu-topia (“good place”) and ou-topia (“no-place”) A negative utopia is a dystopia (“bad place”) An imaginary society with both good and bad features might be called a “mixtopia”
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Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Competing social systems and philosophies – socialist, capitalist, feminist, anarchist, technocratic, primitivist, etc. – as well as prevailing social trends, are often explored, criticised, or defended in utopian/dystopian fiction
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Unformatted text preview: Many of the most celebrated works of science fiction, and indeed of literature per se , fall in this category One authors utopia is often another authors dystopia! Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Utopias, Dystopias, and Mixtopias Philosophy and Science Fiction: Our Guides to the Future?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Markjones during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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