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Os jogos de significados e o significado dos jogos em Utopia de Thomas More
Maria de Fátima Vieira
AbstractIn the second letter to Peter Giles, published in the second edition of Utopia (Paris, 1517-18), Thomas More subtlely allerts the reader to the games of meaning on which Hythloday's discourse on the ideal Republica is built. The author of this paper analyses the phallacy of Hythloday's discourse, as well as the neologisms that name Utopian geography and institutions, and concludes that the reader is gradually driven to apprehend the Portuguese sailor's ideal as merely theoretical — and thus impracticable — and to accept the narrator's pragmatical attitude as the one that suits sixteenth-century English policy the best.
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