Utopia as a name indicating pesimism and the introduction of a new name.

Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 08:22 am
  • To my mind,the name utopia indicates pessimism,in the sense that the prefix (u-) implies that.
  • A new name more optimistic could be pantopia,meaning that the desired revolutionary outcome can only have a global coverage,which agrees totally with the need for a global coverage of universal values like freedom,justice,peace and equality as well as the lack of dogmatism on that length of coverage.
  • Finally, a pantopia to succeed has to remain unending and continuous for not becoming a dogma, which can result only in dystopia, a totalitarian and repressive world.
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 09:29 am
The word "utopia" simply comes from the title of Thomas More's book. The word didn't exist before that. The actual prefix is eutopia, but he dropped the e to give it more of a resemblance of a proper place name. The prefix eu means good.
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