Utopia by Thomas More (1478-1535)

Thomas More toured Antwerp on a diplomatic mission for his king, Henry VIII. There, More’s friend, Peter Giles, introduced the young ambassador to Raphael Hythloday, an educated sailor who had seen much of the world while voyaging with Amerigo Vespucci. The three of them convened in a garden so that More could question this learned … Read more

What is Nature

The concept of nature sounds rather simple, but its true definition has many different variations. Webster defines nature anywhere from “the external world in its entirety” to “the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing. ” From these definitions we can gather that the role of nature could range from ones reaction … Read more