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    Introduction: The Elusive Idea of Utopia.Ruth Levitas - 2003 - History of the Human Sciences 16 (1):1-10.
    This introductory article discusses the contributions to this number in the light of some general issues arising out of recent writing on utopia. It notes the wide variety of views on the question of definition of utopia, ranging from the anti-utopian dismissal of it as totalitarianism to a broad and flexible vehicle of desire. It traces the shifting accents of utopia consequent on the move beyond modernity - a shift from time to space and from content to process. Only a (...)
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    For Utopia: The (Limits of the) Utopian Function in Late Capitalist Society.Ruth Levitas - 2000 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 3 (2-3):25-43.
    (2000). For Utopia: The (limits of the) Utopian function in late capitalist society. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy: Vol. 3, The Philosophy of Utopia, pp. 25-43.
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    Hope and Education.Ruth Levitas - 2004 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 38 (2):269–273.
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    Beyond Bourgeois Right: Freedom, Equality and Utopia in Marx and Morris.Ruth Levitas - 2004 - The European Legacy 9 (5):605-618.
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  5. Pragmatism, Utopia and Anti-Utopia.Ruth Levitas - 2008 - Critical Horizons 9 (1):42-59.
    This paper explores the tension between pragmatism and utopia, especially in the concept of "realistic utopianism". It argues that historically, the pragmatic and gradualist rejection of utopia has been anti-utopian in effect, notably in the case of Popper. More recent attempts to argue in favour of "realistic utopianism" or its equivalent, by writers such as Wallerstein and Rorty are also profoundly anti-utopian, despite Rorty's commitment to "social hope". They co-opt the terminology of utopia to positions that are antagonistic to radical (...)
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  6. We: Problems in Identity, Solidarity and Difference.Ruth Levitas - 1995 - History of the Human Sciences 8 (3):89-105.
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    Dystopian Times? The Impact of the Death of Progress on Utopian Thinking.Ruth Levitas - 1982 - Theory, Culture and Society 1 (1):53-64.
  8. Marxism, Romanticism and Utopia: Ernst Bloch and William Morris.Ruth Levitas - 1989 - Radical Philosophy 51:27-36.
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    In Eine Bess’Re Welt Entrückt: Reflections on Music and Utopia.Ruth Levitas - 2010 - Utopian Studies 21 (2):215-231.
    ABSTRACT Schubert’s lied An die musik celebrates music’s capacity to transport the listener or performer into a better world. That capacity renders music utopian for it is this better world and the experience of its prefiguration that is the defining character of utopianism. This article explores the ways in which music may be distinctive in its utopian force, and thus suggests several approaches to researching the underdeveloped area of music and utopia. It draws particularly on Ernst Bloch’s analysis and on (...)
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    Discourses of Risk and Utopia.Ruth Levitas - 2000 - In Barbara Adam, Ulrich Beck & Joost van Loon (eds.), The Risk Society and Beyond: Critical Issues for Social Theory. Sage Publications. pp. 198--211.
  11. New Right Utopias.Ruth Levitas - 1985 - Radical Philosophy 39:2-9.
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    Introduction: The Once and Future Orpheus.Ruth Levitas & Tom Moylan - 2010 - Utopian Studies 21 (2):204-214.
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    Less of More.Ruth Levitas - 2016 - Utopian Studies 27 (3):395-401.
    The year 2016 has seen a spate of Utopia-themed events triggered by the quincentenary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia. Suddenly, this little book, published in Latin in 1516, seems to have a new and wide following. In the United Kingdom, Somerset House has a year-long series on Utopia with a mainly artistic focus; the literary festival of the London School of Economics celebrated Utopia; the Coleridge Lectures in Bristol took Utopia as their title; and there have been events (...)
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