Are utopian visions viable in the 21st century? Utopia has been equated, for many, with totalitarianism. Such visions are not acceptable. The loss of utopian visions altogether is also unacceptable. This book argues that American Pragmatism and Feminist theory can combine to provide a process model of utopia that pushes to build a flexible future that helps us deal with change, conflict, and diversity without resorting to fixed ends.
Erin McKenna is associate professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University.
1 The Problem of the Future 2 The End-state Model of Utopia 3 The Anarchist Model of Utopia 4 Dewey's Democracy: A Process Model of Utopia 5 Feminism, Pragmatism, Community, and Utopia 6 The Future of Utopia