An economic and social system based on the development of large-scale industries and marked by the production of large quantities of inexpensive manufactured goods and the concentration of employment in urban factories.
Social and economic organization characterized by large industries, machine production, concentration of workers in cities, etc.
These advances in natural science, which pointed to a unity and gradual evolution in nature, were accompanied by a growth in commerce, manufactures and industrialism; the same kind of spirit showed itself in the revolutionary upheaval of 1848, and in the materialistic publications which immediately followed, while these XVIII.
In the Principles of Sociology Spencer's most influential ideas have been that of the social organism, of the origination of religion out of the worship of ancestral ghosts, of the natural antagonism between nutrition and reproduction, industrialism and warfare.
lauded the growth of modern industrialism and the rise of the cities.
It hated and at the same time lauded the growth of modern industrialism and the rise of the cities.
It indicts the brutalisation and wastefulness of Victorian industrialism, and envisions the world as it might be.