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By Thomas More

ISBN-10: 0813213762

ISBN-13: 9780813213767

This resource booklet brings jointly vintage texts by means of and approximately Thomas More—poet, student, statesman, relatives guy, academic reformer, thinker, historian, and saint. as well as serving as an creation to More’s existence and writings for the overall reader, this assortment is a necessary better half to the examine of More’s literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the examine of sixteenth-century heritage, literature, philosophy, or politics. The writings concentration upon More’s perspectives of schooling, political idea, church-state relatives, love and friendship, sensible politics, and the vexing problems with moral sense. They make clear the precise Christian humanism that extra expressed and embodied. additionally incorporated during this e-book are 3 well-known sixteenth-century bills of More’s lifestyles by means of Erasmus, Roper, and a crew of London playwrights together with William Shakespeare.

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And –. . This statement may reflect more about Erasmus than Sir Thomas, who regularly had deep conversations with his learned daughters. See TMSB, p. , for how More helped change Erasmus’ view on women’s education. . ) was known as the laughing philosopher. . For a lesson More gives, using the monkey as an example, see TMSB, p. . Manners and mirth Pleasure in wit Love of animals  Earliest Accounts of More’s Life 1 More and the benefits of liberal education Success at law Piety and marriage Self-testing Choice of a wife they came his way without going out to seek them, and attracted by the mingling of minds rather than bodies.

EE ,  August . . TMSB, p. . xxxii Introduction science even in the face of disgrace and death, but we never learn why. Parts two and three of this Source Book contain many of More’s most famous writings on love, friendship, and education; they provide an illuminating contrast to these themes as treated in Utopia. To indicate their interrelatedness in More’s understanding, a section on “Conscience and Integrity” has been included at the end of part three as well as Erasmus’ important letter explaining the character and influence of More’s understanding of education.

In the law, they say, no one can perfect himself without many years of hard work. So it was not surprising that, when he was a young man, More’s nature should swerve away from the law, being made for better things; but after a taste of the subjects studied at the university, he betook himself to it with such good effect that there was no one whose advice was more freely sought by litigants, nor was a larger income made by any of those who gave their whole time to the law. Such was the force and quickness of his intelligence.

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