The State of Philosophy and homas More's Utopia

January 2013
Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy;Spring2013, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
The essay interprets the work of philosopher and saint Thomas More "On the Best State of a Commonwealth and the New Island of Utopia." The author observes that although Utopia is the "best" or "only" state of a commonwealth for protagonist Raphaël Hythlodaeus, it is judged "inconvenient" by More. Nevertheless, he suggests that Utopia as a whole somehow reflects More's thoughts on the best state of a commonwealth, as disclosed through Raphaël.


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