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As a rule, utopias or eutopias describe imaginary communities or societies with highly desirable or near-perfect qualities for its members. fictional island society in the New World is described in Sir Thomas More’s 1516 book Utopia . This term may also apply to intentional communities. It is often used synonymously with “impossible”, “fantastical” or “deluded”.

Among other things, utopian ideologies emphasize equality in categories such as economics, government, and justice, with the method and structure of proposed implementation varying according to ideology. Sargent argues that utopias are inherently contradictory since societies can never be homogeneous and satisfy all desires simultaneously. Citation:

Some argue that utopianism, whether it is socialist, capitalist, monarchical, democratic, anarchist, ecological, feminist, patriarchal, egalitarian, hierarchical, racist, leftist, rightist, reformist, free love, nuclear family, extended family, gay, lesbian, and so on, is vital for the improvement of the human condition. However, if misused, it becomes dangerous. In this way, utopia is inherently contradictory.

Sir Thomas More coined the word utopia from Ancient Greek in 1516 for his Latin work Utopia . As the name implies, it literally means “no place”, derived from the Greek: ** (“not”) and ***** (“place”), and it referred to any non-existent society, when ‘described in considerable detail'[ clarification needed ]. But in standard usage, the term describes a nonexistent society that is meant to be viewed as superior to current society.

More pointed out in his original work that the word has the same meaning as eutopia, meaning “good place”, which is from the Greek: ** (“good” or “well”) and ***** (“place”), which presumably would be a more appropriate term in modern English. The pronunciation of utopia and eutopia in English are identical, which may have caused the change in meaning. Dystopia, coined in 1868 to mean “bad place,” is derived from this meaning. Twentieth-century fiction has embraced dystopia more than utopia, largely thanks to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four.

Uchronia (French Uchronie) is a novel by Charles Renouvier published in 1876. Currently, the neologism is used to refer to nonexistent idealized times, such as Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America (2004), and Philip Dick’s The Man in the High Castle (1962).)

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