A lantern in the darkness? How were Robert Owen's essays on A New View of Society influenced by the Scottish Enlightenment?

Donnachie, Ian (2013). A lantern in the darkness? How were Robert Owen's essays on A New View of Society influenced by the Scottish Enlightenment? Spaces of Utopia: an electronic journal, 2nd Series(2) pp. 93–100.

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This article reviews the influences of Scottish Enlightenment ideas about education, economics and social policy (among others) on Owen's agenda for social regeneration nationally and internationally. It exemplifies through case studies of some of the key Enlightenment figures with whom Owen associated as he was developing and refining his ideas in the early 1800s.

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