Utopias of the British Enlightenment

Utopias of the British Enlightenment

by Gregory Claeys
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521430844

ISBN-13: 9780521430845

Pub. Date: 07/07/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Showing how the image of the ideal society was used as a form of social criticism, particularly as a means of focusing on ideas of progress and commercial development, this collection of eighteenth-century British utopias also examines relationships to key issues and developments in the political thought of the period.

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Showing how the image of the ideal society was used as a form of social criticism, particularly as a means of focusing on ideas of progress and commercial development, this collection of eighteenth-century British utopias also examines relationships to key issues and developments in the political thought of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521430845
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/07/1994
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The island of content; 2. A Description of New Athens in Terra Australis Incognita; 3. Idea of a perfect commonwealth; 4. An account of the first settlement, 5. Laws, form of government, and police, of the Cessares, a people of South America; 6. Memoirs of planetes; 7. The commonwealth of reason; 8. Bruce's voyage to Naples.

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