Here I briefly wish to examine the idea of “utopia” for its contribution to progressive ideals, specifically w/ reference to Thomas More’s Utopia. Conceptually, “utopia” is composed of “utopian ideals.” Utopian ideals are ideals which appear to us to be impossible to achieve in full, and which for us represent the difference between what our society is and what it could be. They thus prompt the activity of utopian dreaming, which is the engagement with these ideals. This forms a starting point for the proper critique of our world and for action to create a better world.
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