Before Utopia : the making of Thomas More's mind / Ross Dealy.

By: Dealy, Ross [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [020]Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781487534486; 1487534485Subject(s): More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535 | More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535 -- Knowledge and learning | More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535 -- Religion | More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535 -- Sources | More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535. Utopia | More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535 | Utopia (More, Thomas, Saint) | LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance | Learning and scholarship | ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Sources.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Before Utopia.DDC classification: 199/.42 LOC classification: B785.M84Other classification: cci1icc Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: In Search of the Meaning of Utopia -- Part I: The Mystery of More's "Either/Or" 1505 Decision: Bodily and Mental Issues before Late 1504 -- 1 Religion, Law, and Humanism -- 2 The Lectures on Augustine's City of God (c. 1501) -- 3 The Translations of Pico's Writings (1504) -- 4 The Despairing Letter to Colet (1504) -- 5 January 1505: An Ambivalent Decision? -- Part II: More's Radically New, Both/And, Paradigm: Erasmus' De taedio Iesu and the Enchiridion, 1503
1 Thomas More's Transformation: A First Reading of De taedio Iesu and the Enchiridion -- 2 Erasmus' Biography of More -- 3 The Unexplained Explained -- Part III: More's Lucian, 1506 -- and Utopia: Teaching Stoic Two-Dimensional Christianity -- 1 Joy and the New Frame of Mind -- 2 A New Analysis of Saints' Lives -- 3 The Role of Cynicus and Menippus -- 4 Modelling Books I-III of De officiis -- 5 A Relationship to Utopia? -- Part IV: Thomas More as Unitarily "Democritus" and "The Man For All Seasons": Erasmus' Preface to The Praise of Folly, 1510
Part V: A Stoic/Morean Praise of Folly, 1511: The Praise of Folly Works Out More's Stoic-Framed Transformation -- 1 The Rhetoric Is Brilliant but Secondary -- 2 Is Reality Abstract or Worldly? Or Both? -- 3 Truth Is "Truer Than Truth Itself" (The Stoic Unitary Both/And) -- 4 Highest Piety Is Unitarily Two-Dimensional -- 5 Why Is Folly Silent Regarding the Foundation of Her Thinking? -- Part VI: Utopian Philosophy, 1516: Epicureanism within a Stoic Honestum/Utile Frame -- 1 Moral Philosophy -- 2 Stoic Corrections of Epicureans: Religious Absolutes
3 Stoic Corrections of Epicureans: Moral Absolutes -- 4 Stoic Utile Expanded -- 5 Stoic Justice Expanded -- 6 Corollaries -- Part VII: Utopian Warfare: A Unitary Two-Dimensional Mindset -- 1 Super Machiavellians? -- 2 "Utter Loathing of War" and Yet a Thoroughly Militarized State -- 3 Righteous Cunning, Stratagem, and Ferocity -- 4 Beyond Machiavelli, a Seamless Mindset: Embryonic Soldiers of Christ -- Part VIII: What Wiseman Hythloday Did Not Understand -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: "This unique study considers the influences of Stoic critics on the evolution of Thomas More's thought. The author argues that More's engaement with Erasmus's work radicalized his understanding of Christianity and shaped the writing of Utopia."-- Provided by publisher.
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"This unique study considers the influences of Stoic critics on the evolution of Thomas More's thought. The author argues that More's engaement with Erasmus's work radicalized his understanding of Christianity and shaped the writing of Utopia."-- Provided by publisher.

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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: In Search of the Meaning of Utopia -- Part I: The Mystery of More's "Either/Or" 1505 Decision: Bodily and Mental Issues before Late 1504 -- 1 Religion, Law, and Humanism -- 2 The Lectures on Augustine's City of God (c. 1501) -- 3 The Translations of Pico's Writings (1504) -- 4 The Despairing Letter to Colet (1504) -- 5 January 1505: An Ambivalent Decision? -- Part II: More's Radically New, Both/And, Paradigm: Erasmus' De taedio Iesu and the Enchiridion, 1503

1 Thomas More's Transformation: A First Reading of De taedio Iesu and the Enchiridion -- 2 Erasmus' Biography of More -- 3 The Unexplained Explained -- Part III: More's Lucian, 1506 -- and Utopia: Teaching Stoic Two-Dimensional Christianity -- 1 Joy and the New Frame of Mind -- 2 A New Analysis of Saints' Lives -- 3 The Role of Cynicus and Menippus -- 4 Modelling Books I-III of De officiis -- 5 A Relationship to Utopia? -- Part IV: Thomas More as Unitarily "Democritus" and "The Man For All Seasons": Erasmus' Preface to The Praise of Folly, 1510

Part V: A Stoic/Morean Praise of Folly, 1511: The Praise of Folly Works Out More's Stoic-Framed Transformation -- 1 The Rhetoric Is Brilliant but Secondary -- 2 Is Reality Abstract or Worldly? Or Both? -- 3 Truth Is "Truer Than Truth Itself" (The Stoic Unitary Both/And) -- 4 Highest Piety Is Unitarily Two-Dimensional -- 5 Why Is Folly Silent Regarding the Foundation of Her Thinking? -- Part VI: Utopian Philosophy, 1516: Epicureanism within a Stoic Honestum/Utile Frame -- 1 Moral Philosophy -- 2 Stoic Corrections of Epicureans: Religious Absolutes

3 Stoic Corrections of Epicureans: Moral Absolutes -- 4 Stoic Utile Expanded -- 5 Stoic Justice Expanded -- 6 Corollaries -- Part VII: Utopian Warfare: A Unitary Two-Dimensional Mindset -- 1 Super Machiavellians? -- 2 "Utter Loathing of War" and Yet a Thoroughly Militarized State -- 3 Righteous Cunning, Stratagem, and Ferocity -- 4 Beyond Machiavelli, a Seamless Mindset: Embryonic Soldiers of Christ -- Part VIII: What Wiseman Hythloday Did Not Understand -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index

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DealyRoss:

Ross Dealy is a retired associate professor at St. John's University, NY.

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