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Platos Republic and Thomas Mores Utopia have a relationship in that they both share an idea These books both have the concept of an ideal society although they do this for distinct reasons and they attain contrasted types of perfection More describes Utopia as the most civilized nation in the world Plato is searching for the perfect soul and justice These two writers base their ideal states on a belief that humans are capable of personal and when acting collectively social improvement Mores Utopia is almost completely egalitarian There are no divisions among the people as in Platos Republic In Utopia everyone gets more than enough to produce plenty of everything thats needed for a comfortable life Theres no such thing as private property The smallest social unit is the household which is virtually synonymous with the family Utopia is a nation in which everyone is educated Lunch and supper begin with a piece of improving literature read aloud More based his ideal society on the premise that each person is to cultivate his mind - which they regard as the secret of a happy life In Platos Republic the ideal society contains three classes the ruling class the auxiliary class and the rest of the society as they are compared to gold silver and bronze They arent said to be of less importance from each other although they do have their different significance in the society Platos ideal city also includes the abolition of the family That our men and women guardians should be forbidden by law to live together in separate households and all the women should be common to all the men similarly children should be held in common and no parents should know its child or child its parent This would be beneficial to all to lessen distractions In addition Platos educational system is intended at creating perfect leaders He calls for education in the arts while the arts should
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