by Erasmus

The Pythagorean belief in the community of goods which, Folly says, allows people to make off with unguarded property, was none the less an ideal taken seriously by Erasmus, who devotes the first proverb of the Adages to discussing it, and by More, who makes it the basis for his Utopia. The early Fathers had been reluctantly concessive in allowing the legitimacy of private property, and Erasmus points out in the discussion of his first adage that the ideal which he takes from Plato could not be more Christian.

Note to My Followers which is Part 3 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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