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utopian socialism

noun

  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) an economic system based on the premise that if capital voluntarily surrendered its ownership of the means of production to the state or the workers, unemployment and poverty would be abolished.


utopian socialism

noun

  1. sometimes capitals socialism established by the peaceful surrender of the means of production by capitalists moved by moral persuasion, example, etc: the form of socialism advocated by Robert Owen, Fichte, and others Compare scientific socialism


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Word History and Origins

Origin of utopian socialism1

First recorded in 1920–25

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Example Sentences

Here we have the essential characteristic of Utopian Socialism as distinguished from modern, or scientific, Socialism.

In this critical review he makes his position clear with respect not only to Proudhon but to Utopian Socialism in general.

Actually, it was utopian socialism that was destroyed by this new theory.

And what is the essence of this first form of utopian socialism?

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utopianismUtopia Planitia