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The Sane Society Ideal in Modern Utopianism

Study in Ideology. Problems in contemporary philosophy Vol 7

By (author) Kerry S. Walters
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Mar 1988
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 088946331X
ISBN-13: 9780889463318
Barcode No: 9780889463318
Synopsis
A study tracing the birth and development of a modern ideological goal: the "sane" society. The author posits that utopian visions of the "perfect society" are ideological in nature, reflecting Western capitalism's exaltation of scientism and instrumental reason. The text also deals with Mannheim and Marx on sociology of knowledge, Bacon's influence on scientific and sociological theoretical frameworks, and particular utopian models such as Bellamy's "Looking Backwards."

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