'Noble just industrialism' : Saint-Simonism in the political thought of Thomas Carlyle
Florence : European University Institute, 2015 , EUI PhD theses, Department of History and Civilization
JORDAN, Alexander, 'Noble just industrialism' : Saint-Simonism in the political thought of Thomas Carlyle, Florence : European University Institute, 2015 , EUI PhD theses, Department of History and Civilization - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/35438
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This thesis deals with the contribution of the Saint-Simonians, a group of early French socialists, to the political thought of Thomas Carlyle, one of the most eminent Victorian intellectuals. First, an introduction surveys the existing secondary literature, and discusses the theory and method employed in the thesis. The subsequent chapter briefly recounts the story of Carlyle's encounter with the Saint-Simonians during the early 1830s. Each of the following five chapters deals with the 'transfer' of a particular Saint-Simonian concept, that is, the use that Carlyle made of the concept in a specifically British context. These five concepts are, broadly: (1) 'Industrialism'; (2) History; (3) Democracy and Laissez-Faire; (4) the 'Organisation of Labour'; (5) Empire. Finally, an epilogue addresses the contribution of Carlyle's thought to the early Labour movement, 1880-1935.
Defence date: 27 March 2015; Examining Board: Professor Martin Van Gelderen, EUI / University of Göttingen (supervisor); Professor Ann Thomson, EUI (second reader); Professor Gregory Claeys, Royal Holloway, University of London; Professor Brian Young, Christ Church, University of Oxford.
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/35438
Full-text via DOI: 10.2870/731171
Series/Number: EUI PhD theses; Department of History and Civilization
LC Subject Heading: Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881 -- Criticism and interpretation; Saint-Simonianism -- France -- History -- 19th century; Labor movement -- Great Britain -- History; Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century