A New View of Society and Other Writings

Gregory Claeys, Robert Owen

In his early works Owen argues that, since individuals are wholly formed by their environment, education is the crucial factor in transforming them. Later he came to adopt far more radical positions, proposing nothing less than 'the emancipation ofmankind' and the creation of a 'new moral world', a full-scale reorganization of British society, major reforms of working practices and the Poor Laws and the establishment of co-operative model.
  • Penguin Classics
  • Published 31st January 1991
  • 432 Pages
  • £12.99