Pace e guerra in «Utopia» di Thomas More: guerra giusta e pacifismo nel XVI secolo

Francesco Raschi
2016
Through an historical-conceptual analysis of Utopia, the essay examines several features of More's international political thought, drawing attention to the analogies that permit to compare his work to contemporary theories and practices of justifying war. From this perspective, More's conceptualisation of just war constitutes an early modern attempt to legitimise states' policies aimed at exporting specific political and cultural models to other states, relying on the assumption that such
more » ... tion that such models are intrinsically valuable or constitute optimal solutions for the life of any political community.
doi:10.6092/issn.1974-4935/6529 fatcat:fza3pde7xvcypp7cbsjze7jcvm