Saint-Simonism


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Saint-Simonism

sociopolitical theories advocating industrial socialism. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 955]
See: Utopia
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Yet another reason for the hunchback's strength as a critic of Saint-Simonism rests in his reputation as a "popular" figure whose purpose is to educate, as well as to entertain, the very audience that Saint-Simonism hoped to embrace.
It is with Saint-Simonism (a "social" concern with religious and political implications) that we can witness Mayeux being "used" by advocates on both sides of the same argument.
Profession de foi," announced that Le Globe was to become the organ of Saint-Simonism, presenting to its French public scientific, literary, and philosophical works, giving the public enough information so they could make informed decisions.
The first article in Le Corsaire, entitled "Monsieur Mayeux Saint-Simonien," (February 11, 1831) juxtaposes Saint-Simonism with Christianity in direct satirical reference to Saint-Simon's unfinished but posthumously-published Nouveau Christianisme.
Unlike Christianity, Saint-Simonism will freely unite all people and without sacrificing science, art and industry.
Mill regarded Saint-Simonism by the late 1840s as 'defunct as a system' but still important for having 'sowed the seeds of nearly all the Socialist tendencies which have since spread so widely in France'.
In Fourier's scheme democracy seemed more conspicuous than in Owenism and Saint-Simonism for the sharp division between management, however rational and benevolent, and ordinary membership had been overcome.
Kolakowski notes that 'Of all the pre-Marxist doctrines Saint-Simonism had the strongest effect in diffusing socialist ideas among the educated classes' (192).
(12.) For Mill's fuller comments on Saint-Simonism during this period see Collected Works, XXIII, 401-3, 509-11, 674-80, 689-91.
Finally, in Chapter 6, Powell addresses Sand's views on a variety of issues such as the musician's place in society and Saint-Simonism. Les Sept Cordes de la lyre, Sand's "most explicit manifesto of musical socialism," conveys "a burgeoning yet naive belief in the power of music to 'tame the savage breast'" (23).
And Renooz's unconventional (read unacademic because she was automatically outside Academy and University) science and proselytizing for La Societe Neosophique, for all its similar utopianism with movements such as Saint-Simonism, is the lesser by comparison.