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Industrial revolution philosophers

Elbert Tong

Test your knowledge about the great philosophers of the industrial revolution and other key terms!

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4.4 basic rights that form the foundation of this is the right to own private property, the right to keep all profits made after taxes, the right of choice and the right to compete with other business’.
9.The idea that everyone in a given society receives equal shares of the benefits derived from labor. It is meant to allow the poor to rise up and attain financial and social status equal to the middle-class landowners.
10.Considered a child prodigy and will forever be associated with the doctrine of utilitarianism and the principle of the “greatest happiness of the greatest number”. Believed in socialism. He also believed that good can be judged based upon how much happiness it gives to the people.
1.British philosopher, economist, moral and political theorist. He was the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century. He strongly believed in utilitarianism and a strong advocate to women rights.
2.A British political economist and stock trader. His family disinherited him for marrying outside his Jewish faith but made a fortune as a stockbroker and loan broker. When he died, his estate was worth more than $100 million in today’s dollars. Believed that wages would go down the greater the population was.
3.He was a political economist who was concerned about the decline of living condition in the nineteenth century in England. He blamed the decline on overproduction of young, the inability for resources to keep up with the rising population, and the irresponsibility of the lower classes. He suggested lower class families to not produce more children then they can support.
5.He worked to improve the health, education, well-being and rights of the working class. He built cheap rental houses and made a minimum age limit of 10 for children working in the mill. He also created a sick pay and lowered the work time per day from 14 hours to 10 hours. He was a socialist.
6.Appointed professor of logic at Glasgow university, transferring in 1752 to the chair of moral philosophy. He believed in laissez faire which basically wants the government to have minimal to none intervention with the economy. Laissez faire actually means "leave it alone" in French. He believed in Capitalism.
7.Common ownership. This means the resources of the world being owned by everyone.
8.Believed in communism. He thought the workers would overthrow the owners and that the capitalist system would eventually destroy itself. Believed that goods and services should be shared equally.

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