A 'Truly Golden Handbook': The Scholarly Quest for Utopia by Veerle AchtenA 'Truly Golden Handbook': The Scholarly Quest for Utopia by Veerle Achten

A 'Truly Golden Handbook': The Scholarly Quest for Utopia

EditorVeerle Achten, Geert Bouckaert, Erik Schokkaert

Hardcover | January 15, 2017

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What would the ideal society of the future look like? In 1516, the eminent English humanist Thomas More tried his hand at imagining a perfect society on a distant island. His Utopia was published in the Flemish town of Leuven, home of a university that was established almost a century earlier. Five hundred years later, scholars of this university revisit More's best-known work and reflect on the ideal society of the future, using the scientific insights of today, including perspectives that More could never have imagined. From the creation of spare organs, artificial intelligence, and the genetic future, to global governance, ecological sustainability, and pathways to more equality, this visionary book offers a broad interdisciplinary look at the world of tomorrow.

Leuven celebrates 500 Years of Utopia: www.utopialeuven.be—The Future is More

Contributors

All contributions were written by academics of KU Leuven

Conny Aerts, Ivo Aertsen, Marc Boogaerts, Geert Bouckaert, René Bouwen, Frederik Ceyssens, Stephan Claes, Katrijn Clémer, Sara Coemans, Goele Cornelissen, Marc Craps, Joep Crompvoets, Lieven De Cauter, Ortwin de Graef, Jan De Lepeleire, Dorien De Man, Bart De Moor, Koen Devriendt, Rudi D’Hooge, Thomas D’Hooghe, Philip Dutré, Jan Elen, Liesbet Geris, Gerard Govers, Styn Grieten, Karin Hannes, Ann Heylighen, Hilde Heynen, Rianne Janssen, Rudy Lauwereins, Koen Lemmens, Peter Lievens, Katlijn Malfliet, Jan Masschelein, Terrence Merrigan, Yves Moreau, Bart Muys, Marten Ovaere, Jan Rongé, Erik Schokkaert, Frans Schuit, Maarten Simons, Manuel Sintubin, Stéphane Symons, Rik Torfs, Chantal Van Audenhove, Kenneth Van den Bergh, André Van de Putte, Hilde Van Esch, Inge Vanfraechem, Ine Van Hoyweghen, Geertrui Van Overwalle, Peter Van Puyvelde, Arne van Stiphout, An Verburgh, Peter Vermeersch, Johan Wagemans, Lode Walgrave

Veerle Achten is coordinator of Metaforum, the KU Leuven interdisciplinary think tank for societal debate. Geert Bouckaert is chair of the KU Leuven Contemporary Art Committee and full professor of public governance. Erik Schokkaert is chair of Metaforum, the KU Leuven interdisciplinary think tank for societal debate. He is full profes...
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Title:A 'Truly Golden Handbook': The Scholarly Quest for UtopiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.4 × 6.3 × 0.39 inPublished:January 15, 2017Publisher:Leuven University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9462700796

ISBN - 13:9789462700796

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