Fourier: 'The Theory of the Four Movements'
This remarkable book, written soon after the French Revolution, has traditionally been considered one of the founding documents in the history of socialism. It introduces the best known and most extraordinary Utopia written in the past two centuries. Charles Fourier was among the first to formulate a right to a minimum standard of life. His radical approach involved a systematic critique of work, marriage and patriarchy, together with a parallel right to a "sexual minimum."
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Exposition of some branches of the general destinies
General ideas about the destinies
Phases and periods of the social order in the third planet namely the earth
On the proximity of the social metamorphosis
Descriptions of the various branches of the private or domestic destinies
Freemasonry and its still unknown properties
The insular monopoly and its still unknown properties
System of development of civilisation
Commercial licence Its known vices and its unknown dangers
On the social chaos of the globe
On organic Movement and compound counterMovement
Advice to the civilised
On the progressive household of the seventh period and on the discontents of the sexes in the incoherent household
On the splendour of the combined order
On the abandonment of moral philosophy
Confirmation derived from the inadequacy of the inexact sciences to deal with all theproblems that the civilised mechanism presents
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