Lisi, Francisco L.
Utopia, ancient and modern.
Contributions to the history of a political dream.
Edited by Francisco L. Lisi.
2012. 207 S. 32,00 Euro. 15,3 x 21,5 cm. 978-3-89665-540-0.
(Collegium Politicum · Contributions to Classical Political Thought Bd. 6)
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During the Sixties and Seventies of the last century, the word 'utopia' acquired a positive connotation spurred on by the sudden emergence of the third world, the Marxist liberation movements and the decolonization of Africa and Asia, in so far as these processes were interpreted in Marxist terms and as a moment of the historical class struggle that would lead humanity to the final achievement of communism and the entirely planned society, whose rationality would represent the attainment of paradise in this world.
After the fall of the Soviet Union and the collapse of most of the totalitarian regimes, the employment of the term 'utopia' as an ideological weapon by the Marxist movement could not maintain its intensity, and as a consequence there was a relative decline of interest in the subject.
Utopia continues to survive in the current ideology of democracy, which postulates a final universal homogenous state as the goal of the evolution of human society and of conflicts and history.
However, the significance of utopianism for the contemporary political thought could not be wholly understood without the consideration of its permanence in the history of western political thought, and especially of its Greek origins in Plato.
The papers included in this volume are devoted to the analysis of his political works, especially the Republic and the Laws and its reception in the Hellenistic age and in the Renaissance.
Francisco Lisi is professor of Greek Philology and director of the Instituto de Estudios Clásicos "Lucio Anneo Séneca" (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid).
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The Harmony of Conflict. Edited by Francisco L. Lisi and Michele Curnis.
Religion in Utopia. Edited by Iveta Nakládalová.
Andere Neuerscheinungen/Other new books:
By the sophists to Aristotle through Plato. Edited by Elisabetta Cattanei, Arianna Fermani, Maurizio Migliori.
For a Skeptical Peripatetic. Edited by Yosef Liebersohn, Ivor Ludlam and Amos Edelheit.
Il NOUS di Aristotele. Edited by Fabio Stella, Maria Giovanna Sillitti, Francesco Fronterotta.
José Antonio Giménez Salinas. Theorie und Praxis bei Platon.
Licciardi, Ivan Adriano. Parmenide tràdito, Parmenide tradìto nel Commentario di Simplicio alla Fisica di Aristotele.
Mansfeld, Jaap et al. Melissus between Miletus and Elea.
Meister Eckhart. Kommentar zum Buch der Weisheit. 2. Auflage. Eingeleitet, übersetzt und erläutert von Karl Albert.
Newton, Isaac. Mathematische Grundlagen der Naturphilosophie. 4. Auflage. Übersetzt und herausgegeben von Ed Dellian.
Nous, Polis, Nomos. Edited by A. Havlíček / Ch. Horn / J. Jinek .
Ostenfeld, Erik Nis. Human Wisdom.
Plato in Symposium. Edited by Mauro Tulli and Michael Erler.
Reason and No-reason from Ancient Philosophy to Neurosciences. Edited by R. Loredana Cardullo and Francesco Coniglione.
Robinson, Thomas M. The Other Olympians.
Understanding the 'Phaedrus'. Second edition. Edited by Livio Rossetti.