«Murderous idealism»: il Thomas More di Voegelin

Mario Tesini
In 1951 Eric Voegelin dedicated a long and very dense essay to the Utopia of Thomas More, subsequently integrated in a larger portrait of the Renaissance political thought. The critical interpretation of Voegelin focuses on the breakdown of the traditional order and the emerging of a new vision of Man and Politics in the early sixteenth century, and particularly on the risks related to the mundane eschatology of which the work of More is involuntary and somewhat inconsistent anticipation.
doi:10.6092/issn.1974-4935/6543 fatcat:iqjx6xbesrhtvkxi2dxaspnar4