what did robert owen think about industrialization?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Robert Owen was a social reformer and one of the founders of socialism and the cooperative movement. Owen's philosophy was based on three intellectual pillars:

    1. no one was responsible for his will and his own actions, because his whole character is formed independently of himself; people are products of their environment, hence his support for education and labour reform, rendering him a pioneer in human capital investment.

    2. all religions are based on the same absurd imagination, that make man a weak, imbecile animal; a furious bigot and fanatic; or a miserable hypocrite; (in dotage, he embraced spiritualism).

    3. support for the putting-out system instead of the factory system.

    Source(s): Fair & Balanced
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