Utopias of the British Enlightenment

edited by Gregory Claeys

This is a major collection of eighteenth-century British utopias. Seven tracts, spanning the century, show how the image of the ideal society was used as a form of social criticism, and particularly as a means of focussing on ideas of progress and commercial development. Radical and republican thinking about property ownership, social equality, and commerce and luxury - of particular relevance to the critique of 'corruption' in this period - coexists with nostalgic and conservative notions of the ideal hierarchical community. The introduction, which examines the relationship of these tracts to the political thought of the period, shows how issues and developments of key importance, from the debate surrounding the French Revolution to the origins of Romanticism and early socialism, are illuminated by an understanding of the utopian tradition.

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This is a major collection of eighteenth-century British utopias. Seven tracts, spanning the century, show how the image of the ideal society was used as a form of social criticism, and particularly as a means of focussing on ideas of progress and commercial development. Radical and republican thinking about property ownership, social equality, and commerce and luxury - of particular relevance to the critique of 'corruption' in this period - coexists with nostalgic and conservative notions of the ideal hierarchical community. The introduction, which examines the relationship of these tracts to the political thought of the period, shows how issues and developments of key importance, from the debate surrounding the French Revolution to the origins of Romanticism and early socialism, are illuminated by an understanding of the utopian tradition.

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[目次]

  • 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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[目次]

  • 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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この本の情報

書名 Utopias of the British Enlightenment
著作者等 Claeys, Gregory
シリーズ名 Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1994
ページ数 xli, 305 p.
大きさ 22-23 cm
ISBN 0521455901
0521430844
NCID BA22893333
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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