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The Making of a Fourierist

Jonathan Beecher

in Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780520222977
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924727 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520222977.003.0003
The Making of a Fourierist

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This chapter examines the influence of French philosopher and utopian social thinker Charles Fourier on Victor Considerant. It explains that Considerant first made his mark in French intellectual life as a disciple of Fourier and a popularizer of Fourier's idea. It explores Considerant's engagement with Fourier's thought, his assimilation and reformulation of Fourier's ideas, and his attempts to stake out positions of his own. It also discusses his collaboration with Fourier and his editing of the journals La Phalanstère and La Phalange.

Keywords: Victor Considerant; Charles Fourier; utopian social thinker; French philosopher; La Phalanstère; La Phalange

Chapter.  10828 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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