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Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378
Email: wooda@email.sjsu.edu
Web: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda

More, utopia, and communism

We study renaissance rhetoric, examining new tensions between governance and the emerging "individual" who struggles to reconcile the edicts of church and state with his conscience. Recalling Plato's communist regime, we explore Thomas More's utopian critique of the politics of his day, paying close attention to the physical and social mechanisms through which personal choice is moderated by social consensus.

Summary Paper One is due

Reading: More

Viewing: A Man For All Seasons

Notes: Summary of More's Utopia

Comments: A Man for All Seasons

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