utopian socialism


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utopian socialism

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capitals) socialism established by the peaceful surrender of the means of production by capitalists moved by moral persuasion, example, etc: the form of socialism advocated by Robert Owen, Fichte, and others. Compare scientific socialism

utopian socialism

an economie theory based on the premise that voluntary surrender by capital of the means of production would bring about the end of poverty and unemployment. Cf. socialism.
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Noun1.utopian socialism - socialism achieved by voluntary sacrifice
socialism - a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
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What about Marx and Engels's actual writings about utopian socialism, such as the ideas that inspired the Philadelphia Industrial Association-- and, in Australia, both a vibrant utopian literature, beginning with Catherine Helen Spence's A Week in the Future, and utopian communities, such as the Alice River Cooperative Settlement--in the mid- to late-nineteenth century?
The strands of his legacy are a braid of totalitarianism and Utopian socialism.
From laissez faire to anarchism, utopian socialism and Fabianism, devotees of Malthus such as H.
Castro presents an intellectual biography of radical German philosopher Marcuse (1898-1979) in stages of early years: childhood and youth, war and revolution, Romanticism, utopian socialism, Hegel, Marx, and Heidegger; militant theorizing in resistance to Fascism 1933-45; state, Freud, and Orphic Marxism 1945-60; radical struggle in the 1960s; Marcuse's final decade: continuities, discontinuities, and intensification 1970-79; nature and revolution; critique of Marcuse; and Marcusean politics in the 21st century.
While the story of New Australia often concludes at this point--particularly within largely hostile press accounts--the Paraguayan experiment in utopian socialism did not come to an end.
Set in Botswana before the end of apartheid, this novel, through a feminist anthropologist's pursuit of a utopian socialism, asks: What do men and women really want?
Chapter 3, "Castles in the Air: Marx, Engels and Utopian Socialism," is a methodical and illuminating study of Marx's and Engels's love-hate relationship with utopian socialism.
On orthodox--and sometimes not-so-orthodox--Marxist accounts, utopian socialism is merely an effect of "backwardness": A mature proletariat will sooner or later move on from utopian to more supposedly "scientific" socialisms; and its class consciousness will sooner or later become more or less coextensive with the findings of Marxist "science.
Articles averaging a little under a page in length describe such aspects as Brook Farm in 19th-century Massachusetts, Heaven's Gate community founded in 1970 and ended in mass suicide in 1997, William Morris' 1891 romantic utopian novel , and utopian socialism.
The theory and praxis of Utopian Socialism during the first half of the 19th century would not be put to the test in Europe, but rather in the Americas.
Thompson's book on William Morris, that nineteenth-century utopian socialism lay behind gay experiments in communal living during the early 1970s is a bit of a stretch.
The great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky left the abstract liberalism of his earlier Utopian socialism forever behind him when he returned to Russia in 1859 after years of imprisonment and exile in Siberia.