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Impossible is one of many things that people think when they hear the word “Utopia.” Utopia as defined by Thomas More as “happy land, or good place.” Although many philosophers argue the meaning of a Utopia, the commonalities of various Utopian societies out weigh the differences of the expected perfect realm. An audience can easily capture the sense of a basic Utopia from the observations of various philosophers.
Thomas More coined the Greek meaning of Utopia as “no place or nowhere” which provides the possibility of its unlikeliness. A Utopia is a goal or ideal way of living that people strive for. Sargent states, “Utopianism refers to the dreams and nightmares that concern the ways in which groups of people arrange their lives and which usually envision a radically different society from the one in which the dreamers live.” This is the basic form that most theorists use from different religions and traditions. Sargent uses “dreams” in his definition to show that Utopias are mostly goals and particularly a stretch from reality. A basic Utopia is a place where affairs are handled ...

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