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n.1.An Utopian; an optimist.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With that, he is completely in tune with the thinkers of Silicon Valley, who want to make the world a better place without the existential hand-wringing that previous generations felt was crucial to earn utopianist credibility."
The Postwar University: Utopianist Campus and College.
The texts should be considered as being utopianist without Utopia.
Describing someone or something as "utopian" or "utopianist" is tantamount to calling them "unrealistic," "naive," or even "dangerous."
Admirers ranged from the British-born American watercolourist and engraver, John William Hill to the sculptor-designer, printmaker and utopianist, Eric Gill (Cianci and Nicholls, 2001: 42).
Applied to the overall problematic of our research project--which also highlights the distinctly 'utopianist' marketing campaigns and ambitious initiatives run by IT companies such as IBM in an effort to establish themselves as obligatory passage points in the making of the 'smart city' as a novel urban policy model for the future (Soderstrom et al, 2014)--these considerations raise the question of what exactly is new in contemporary smart-city policies, and more specifically of what exactly technology companies add to the inherent rationalities of contemporary governing through code.
Redpath also takes Rousseau to task for introducing a utopianist strain into modern thought with his views of the fundamental goodness of human nature and its capacity for progressive, self-development.
Historians of the past decades have looked at the legacy of David Ben-Gu-non, Israel's first prime minister, in a less than flattering key: a utopianist turned statesman, a ruthless leader and, at times, tyrannical pragmatist, whose political failures--and successes--have frequently been interpreted as seeds of contemporary conflict.
Yet Ulysses continues to address both epic and Utopianist genres and, in its ironization or deconstruction of heroic and absolutist idioms, reveals aporias and anomalies common to both.
While Teverson's reading does much to illuminate previously overlooked dimensions of the book, both repositioning it as a politically engaged fiction and underscoring the importance of material history in our understanding of it, I recommend that we might also recognize in Koax's radical founding of Conceptualism the initial step in the novel's dialectical unfolding of a specifically utopianist figuration, one that takes place against the "worldless" backdrop of an emergent globalization, the acknowledgment of which restores for us the novel's "missing" cultural context and hermeneutic ground.
The United States, with a more explicitly utopianist origin in the Puritan tradition (epitomized by John Winthrop), would have framed Poe's macabre mind with greater concern for images of social perfection and ideality, even if he wanted just as badly as Delacroix to explode idealism with dystopic images.