Proposal

 

Professor Karl Qualls

Utopias/Dystopias Seminar

 

Proposal

 

I will be comparing many works for my project such as Mores Utopia and Platos republic; However, I will also be looking back in history and studying the Finland/Soviet winter war (1939-1940). Finland, a small socialist and neutral nation, was invaded and aggressed by a neighboring nation and was forced to fight for its freedom and survival, despite Finland being anti war. Looking at this historical event, I will draw a parallel to Thomas More’s theoretical Utopia.… Read the rest here

The United States Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

The United States Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

 

The United States Declaration, written in 1776, and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, written in 1789, are similar documents stressing freedom and equality; however are different, not because of the content, but because why they were composed. The United States Declaration of Independence was composed in order to outline how the States had been wronged and oppressed long enough by the British.… Read the rest here

Comparing The Relationships Between The Rulers And The Ruled In Thomas Mores and Platos Utopian Societies

Robert Ekblom

Professor K. Qualls

First Year Seminar 2012

 

Comparing The Relationships Between The Rulers And The Ruled In Thomas Mores and Platos Utopian Societies

 

 

Both Thomas More and Plato believe that Utopian societies must have class systems; however they have different views on responsibility in their respective Utopias. While Plato argues that a select and limited group of people should rule and have the important responsibilities, More argues that responsibilities are to be more spread out amongst the people.… Read the rest here