Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

Friedrich Engels (1820 - 1895)
Translated by Edward Aveling (1849 - 1898)

The main idea of "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific" (1880) was distinguishing scientific socialism and utopian socialism. Engels begins by chronicaling the thought of utopian socialists, starting with Saint-Simon. He then proceeds to Fourier and Robert Owen. In chapter two, he summarizes dialectics, and then chronicles the thought from the ancient Greeks to Hegel. Chapter three summarizes dialectics in relation to economic and social struggles, essentially echoing the words of Marx.

(Introduction by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction Bob Neufeld
Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 Bob Neufeld
Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 Bob Neufeld
Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 Bob Neufeld