POL101Y1 Lecture Notes - German Idealism, Spritsail, Industrial Revolution

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School
UTSG
Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
POL101Y1
October 1st, 2012
LEC#4
-The Rise of the West and Marxism-
(Modernity)
Europe
Economic modernization started in great Britain
17th 18th century’s innovations began spreading across Europe from United
Kingdom
British got rich from multiple plunders, thefts from other nations
Origins of modern economy
Twin revolutions 16th-19th centuries agricultural and industrial
Agricultural revolution: may be the hyperbole to the word revolution
Industrial revolution
Originates in late 18th century England
More appropriately designated as a revolution
Cotton processing had hugely changed
1760-2.5 million pounds
1787- 22 million pounds
1837- 365 pounds of cotton
Produced huge change in domestic consumption
Consequences
Luxuries came to be seen as mere decencies and decencies came be seen as
necessities
Distribution highly uneven but now creation of middle class that had risen from
manual labor to professional or entrepreneurial status
Social results
1.) Capacity to produce surplus
2.) Increasing complexity of division labor
3.) New forms of social consciousness
Political consequences
Demise of royal absolutism
Victory of parliament over kings
Selection of leaders by election
Rise of political parties
Universal rights without reference to class
Need to accommodate new groups within politics
Karl Marx
How to analyze a society?
What does one look for first
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The rise of the west and marxism- (modernity) 17th 18th century"s innovations began spreading across europe from united. British got rich from multiple plunders, thefts from other nations. Twin revolutions 16th-19th centuries agricultural and industrial. Agricultural revolution: may be the hyperbole to the word revolution. Luxuries came to be seen as mere decencies and decencies came be seen as necessities. Distribution highly uneven but now creation of middle class that had risen from manual labor to professional or entrepreneurial status. Need to accommodate new groups within politics. What kind of food they eat alcohol they drink. Feuerbach and the critique of german idealism (hegel) The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways: the point is to change it marx, theses on feuerbach. Taking everything that"s good inside us and putting it outside of us (god) - god did not create god men created god. Injustice, you must go to the material causes.

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