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- n. Plural form of utopianism.
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The everyday “special interest” politics doesn’t quite fit the bill, though; much more analogous would be utopianisms bent on radically transforming society according to a rational plan.
It was a godsend that in the early nineteenth century, with its seraphic utopianisms, its attitudinizing anti-social romanticisms and its cannibalistic materialisms, one man who had the intelligence to understand and the aesthetic sensibility to appreciate the new movements and the new techniques that were going to people's heads, should have been able to apply to their extravagances a kind of classical common sense; and Peacock's value ... should by no means be less today, at a time when extreme ideas are being violently put into practice.
"From the very beginning, the modern worldview has given rise to peculiar utopianisms of various stripes, all grounded in the dream of overcoming nature and living, free of necessity and fear, able to meet every one of our needs and our whims, and able, most especially, to live indefinitely in good health.