HST 106 10.4

HST 106 10.4 - European critiques of modern society Utopian...

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European critiques of modern society Utopian socialist (found both in Europe and the US) Herri de Saints Simon (1745-1865) o Moral and intellectual elite was at top of hierarchy o Industrial elite was next Both responsible for labor conditions Charles Fourier (1772-1837) o To transform human behavior, you have to transform the their inviroment o Believed that humans have instincts that should be controlled and regulated o Believed in job rotation Robert Owen ( 1771-1858) o Believed in the goodness of human nature o Bought a cotton mill in Scotland and attempted to create it as a “utopia” o Believed in child education o Wanted high living standards Louis Blanc (1811-1882) o Attacked the concept of the laissez-faire o Believed that workers should be given 2 basic rights Right to work Right to earn a decent living o Believed the government should regulate basic rights Organize social workshop – provide a job of Co - opp What are the parallels of these
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course HST 106 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '09 term at Oregon State.

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HST 106 10.4 - European critiques of modern society Utopian...

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