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five or six pages (about 1800 words) comparing and contrasting. It is often better to organize the essay thematically. In any case, you should put the authors into engagement with one another by identifying specific points of comparison on which they give similar or contrasting arguments. 1. The rise of industry powered by engines contributed to a new faith in progress in the early nineteenth century. Discuss the views of at least three authors on whether (and how) the growing role of engines and machinery in factory production could be expected to contribute to moral and social progress, including improved lives for working people. Three authors views on whether or not the machine could be expected to contribute to moral and social progress. Malthus, Mill, and Marx (we will call them the trifecta from now on) differ greatly in their view of the role of maximization of production contributing to moral and social progress. Malthus- The gross majority of people function the same way the proletariat does, whereas the few middle class function completely differently, and aren’t just controlled by simple wants and needs (they have a sense of social responsibility). Mill- Mill is very intuitive in his view of the machine, and does not commit like Marx does to the world functioning in a specific way historically or otherwise. He does not claim to know exactly how the world functions by natural law, but instead posits ideas on brilliant logic backed by intuitive-realistic idealism. Mill is an optimist but a realist. The machine leads to the impersonalization of labor, which does not leave room for sentimentalism or emotion, which Mill thought were wildly important. That which has
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2008 for the course GE CLUST 21B taught by Professor Porter during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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