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Utopia-Thomas More by Mind Map: Utopia-Thomas More
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Utopia-Thomas More

Overview

Thomas More's Utopia is a Christian Humanist View of an ideal society

More does not simply offer a theoretical view, but provides specifics on how to create a world

Utopia offers a Christianized version of Plato's Republic

Utopia-The last great Christian synthesis of the Renaissance

The Christian synthesis is Christ's gospel of caring for the poor, the oppressed and the downtrodden

The Platonic, Republican tradition is the Greek aspect of the synthesis

More wrote Utopia with a comedic tone, allowing him to speak his truth while telling a deeper story

Humor and Parody

Utopia means nowhere

The community political system is called a Sty

Property Division and It's Affect

No private property

All goods and resources are stored in warehouses and accessible upon request

Houses are rotated amongst people every ten years

Deliberate Simplicity of Goods

Working Life

All able bodied individuals must work

No unemployment

Agriculture is the most important branch of the workforce

Every citizen must learn at least one other trade along with agriculture-ish things.

Work is six hours a day

Slavery

Every household has two slaves

Either criminals or foreigners

Chained in gold

Periodically released for good behavior

Did dirty work

Government

Welfare State

Free Hospital

Freedom of Religion

Euthenasia

No Lawyers

Laws are purposefully simple

Social Critique of Great Britian

More is presenting this utopia in opposition to Great Britian's current government

He is presenting what it should be

Pursuit of Happiness