Additional Departmental Affiliation
Philosophy and Religion
The selected works of Plato, Thomas More, Francis Bacon, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell revealed intriguing political theories on property (liberty) from a utopian and dystopian point of view. The theorists formed new social orders by abolishing various kinds of property. For the most part, their arguments for destroying property were defended by presenting a cure for an existing problem and then sustained through education, psychological conditioning, social and genetic engineering and so on. Common themes and differences were found between the utopian and dystopian theories and among the individual societies as well.
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Ancient Philosophy | Classical Literature and Philology | Comparative Literature
Poe, Cheryl Cowles, "Utopian and Dystopian Theories on Property" (1994). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 76.