Making Value Judgments Objectively: How do We Decide What is Preferable?
Whether they intended to do so or not, many utopian writers were doing human or social science. They were describing and analyzing both the existing societies of their day and some other, more desirable society that they had imaginatively created. For example, Condorcet, the utopian socialists, Marx—even More and Rousseau—were doing human science in this sense. Much of the history of utopian thought, thus, deserves a place in the history of human and social science.