Title, Utopianism Concepts in Social Thought · Concepts in the social sciences. Author, Krishan Kumar. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Open University Press. A fine little monograph. Rather than surveying the concept (and its literature) at its broadest, Kumar (social thought, U. of Kent at Canterbury) wisely treats utopia. Utopia has become a vague term, synonymous almost with the Good Society or the Good Time. It is applied to the dreams and visions of all peoples and all.

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Tauber – – History of the Human Sciences 25 4: Its “practical” use is to overstep the immediate reality to depict a condition whose clear desirability draws us jtopianism, like a magnet. In the process Kumar does attempt to clarify a number of vexed conceptual questions.


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Zeynep rated it it was amazing Nov 14, To ask other readers questions about Utopianismplease sign up. This is because Kumar defines utopia very narrowly as the literary form invented by Utopiansim More in They also provide a useful corrective to some of the excesses of this utopian revival.

Return to Book Page. Ying Wang – – Modern Philosophy 5: It is clear, accessible and well-written, and relatively comprehensive, given the space constraints. Kumar further asserts that the utopia is a product of western culture, and could not have emerged in kridhan societies.

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