Is utopia possible?

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Is utopia possible?

Postby Elliott » 01 Aug 2011, 01:15

It's all too easy to dismiss grand ideas as "utopian". But is utopia possible? Can we build the perfect world?

If not, why not?
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Re: Is utopia possible?

Postby John » 01 Aug 2011, 10:38

It's clearly not possible to build the perfect society as this is something that can only be done by perfect human beings. As there are no perfect people there can be no perfect society.
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Re: Is utopia possible?

Postby George » 02 Aug 2011, 03:13

John wrote:It's clearly not possible to build the perfect society as this is something that can only be done by perfect human beings.


Not to mention, it could probably only be perceived by perfect human beings.
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Re: Is utopia possible?

Postby Jeff » 03 Aug 2011, 00:17

In order to make a utopia one would not only have to correct human nature, one would have to know the purpose or end of civil society. This is philosophical and is therefore not soluble by scientific means or technological advancement. Since this will remain an open question indefinitely, I do not see how we could ever produce a utopia when we do not even know what to aim at.
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