Examining its relation to ancient and Renaissance political thought, George M. Logan sees Thomas More's Utopia whole, in all its ironic complexity. He finds that the book is not primarily a prescriptive work that restates the ideals of Christian humanism or warns against radical idealism, but an exploration of a particular method of political study and the implications of that method for normative theory.
Originally published in 1983.
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"The best book on Utopia for advanced students."--Clarence H. Miller, executive editor of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More
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