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Socialism and Utopianism

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Department
History
Course
HIS109Y1
Professor
Kenneth Bartlett
Semester
Winter

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February 14, 2011 Radicalism and socialism Francois Babeuf (1760-1797) William Godwin (1756-1836) Robert Owen (d. 1859) Henri de Saint-Simon (d. 1825) Charles Fourier (d. 1837) - Elements that help defined the European civilization: radicals th - 19 C of Europe are a bunch of isms o What gave the rise to all the isms? - Dominant movements: intellectual heritage of the enlighten movement and the consequences of the industrial revolution - The enlighten tradition - Newton: the western mind saw two kinds of laws: absolute laws and positive law - If the positive law is brought more into consonance with natural law, the positive laws would be better - Rousseau: argued much of the misery in society came from the ownership of property - In the state of nature, no private property - Ownership is a perversion of nat
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