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A.D. Cousins and Damian Grace edit this unique collection of scholarly essays that focus on More and academic skepticism. The contributors analyze philosophical problems in the historical contexts of More's Utopia, with scholarly investigations of his legacy of imagining and attempting to found the "good place". Contents: Utopia and Academic Skepticism, Damian Grace; Prosperity and Intellectual Needs: The Coherence and Credibility of More's Utopia, Aleksandar Pavkovic; Utopia and the Franciscans, Dominic Baker-Smith; The Idea of a Commonwealth According to the Essenes and St. Thomas More's Utopia, Miguel Martinez Lopez; More's Utopia, Callenbach's Ecotopia, and Biosphere 2, Elizabeth McCutcheon; To Build a Christian Utopia in the Pacific: The Sandwich Islands in Early American Protestant Missionary Activity, James McCutcheon; More, Montaigne, Voltaire and Matthew Arnold: Thoughts on the Utopian Vision, John C. Olin; The Islands of Utopia and Voltaire's Country of Eldorado, Clare M. Murphy; Ever "More": Utopian and Dystopian Visions of the Future 1890-1990, Fred Stanley.
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