Dr. Andrew Wood
Office: HGH 210; phone: (408) 924-5378
Summary Paper One is due
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.
Notes: Summary of More's Utopia
Francis Bacon, New Atlantis - maintained by Art Bin
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