Owen, Robert


Owen, Robert
(1771–1858)
Welsh social reformer. Owen is best remembered as a campaigner against the abuses of the industrial revolution, and for the model cotton factory he set up in New Lanark. In political philosophy he was an early advocate of communal ownership of the means of production by workers' co-operatives rather than the State. See syndicalism.

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Owen, Robert — born May 14, 1771, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales died Nov. 17, 1858, Newtown Welsh manufacturer and philanthropist. At his New Lanark cotton mills (Lanarkshire, Scot.), in partnership with Jeremy Bentham, he set up innovative social and… …   Universalium

  • Owen, Robert — SUBJECT AREA: Textiles [br] b. 14 May 1771 Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales d. 17 November 1858 Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales [br] Welsh cotton spinner and social reformer. [br] Robert Owen s father was also called Robert and was a saddler,… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Owen, Robert — ► (1771 1858) Reformador social británico. Fue el principal representante de Gran Bretaña del pensamiento político asociacionista. * * * (14 may. 1771, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Gales–17 nov. 1858, Newtown). Industrial y filántropo galés. En su… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Owen,Robert — Ow·en (ōʹĭn), Robert. 1771 1858. Welsh born British manufacturer and social reformer who attempted to establish a cooperative community at New Harmony in Indiana (1825 1828). * * * …   Universalium

  • OWEN, ROBERT —    a Socialist reformer, born in Montgomeryshire; became manager of a cotton mill at New Lanark, which he managed on Socialist principles, according to which all the profits in the business above five per cent, went to the workpeople; in… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • OWEN, Robert — (1771 1858)    a Scot who promoted SOCIALISM and communal living. Attacking the individualist superstition he believed in progress and the power of education to REFORM individuals and SOCIETY. His Address to the Inhabitants of New Lanark (1816)… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Owen, Robert — (1771 1858)    Socialist and philanthropist, b. at Newton, Montgomeryshire, had for his object the regeneration of the world on the principles of socialism. His sincerity was shown by the fact that he spent most of the fortune, which his great… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Owen, Robert — (1771–1858) Gen Mgt British industrialist, and social reformer. Owner of a factory at New Lanark that he ran on model lines, pioneering improved working and living conditions for his employees. Author of A New View of Society (1813) …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Owen, Robert Dale — born Nov. 9, 1801, Glasgow, Scot. died June 24, 1877, Lake George, N.Y., U.S. U.S. social reformer. In 1825 he emigrated with his father, Robert Owen, to establish a community at New Harmony, Ind. He edited the local newspaper, the New Harmony… …   Universalium

  • Owen, Robert Dale — (9 nov. 1801, Glasgow, Escocia–24 jun. 1877, lago George, N.Y., EE.UU.). Reformador social estadounidense. En 1825 emigró junto con su padre, Robert Owen, para establecer una comunidad en New Harmony, Ind. Dirigió el periódico local, New Harmony… …   Enciclopedia Universal


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.