Labour, utopia and modern design theory: the positivist sociology of Frederic Harrison

@article{Wilson2019LabourUA,
  title={Labour, utopia and modern design theory: the positivist sociology of Frederic Harrison},
  author={M. Wilson},
  journal={Intellectual History Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={29},
  pages={313 - 335}
}
  • M. Wilson
  • Published 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Intellectual History Review
ABSTRACT Historians of modern design and sociology have shown little interest in the leaders of the ever resourceful and influential British Positivist Society. One of the aims of this essay is to show that the Positivist polymath Frederic Harrison (1831–1923) cultivated ideas and practices that are compatible with modernists’ aspirations to improve the lives of the masses. It is accordingly shown that Harrison was an ardent supporter of working-class causes and that on this basis he developed… Expand
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