The role of technology in early modern utopias

Science and its by-product, modernization through technology, are perhaps the most powerful strands of the European spirit and culture. Technological advance is one of the most dominant motives of the utopian works from the dawn of the modern age. The theories of the 16th and 17th centuries, which i...

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Main Author: Kádár Zoltán
Format: Article
Published: Belvedere Meridionale Szeged 2023
Series:Belvedere Meridionale 35 No. 1
Kulcsszavak:Technológiai fejlődés, Tudományos élet
doi:10.14232/belv.2023.1.2

Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/82296
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Summary:Science and its by-product, modernization through technology, are perhaps the most powerful strands of the European spirit and culture. Technological advance is one of the most dominant motives of the utopian works from the dawn of the modern age. The theories of the 16th and 17th centuries, which in many respects can be traced back to Plato’s State, were greatly aided by technological developments, including the advent of the printed book. Thus utopian ideas, the desire to improve society, and confidence in technological progress were mutually reinforcing each other.
Physical Description:14-19
ISSN:2064-5929