Simone Debout

 
Philosopher and CNRS researcher Simone Debout (1919-2020) devoted part of her life to Charles Fourier. Not only did she edit his complete works in twelve volumes (1966-1968 Anthropos editions, now reedited by Les presses du réel), but also published a critical piece on his Théorie des quatre mouvements (1808), and uncovered a series of notebooks representing the crux of Fourier's work: Le Nouveau Monde amoureux, that had been forgotten for over a century.
 
Simone Debout - L\'utopie de Charles Fourier
1998
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
An essay to demonstrate Fourier's fundamental role in the emancipation of women and the transformation of society, "for the sake of imagination, of permanent interaction between sensitivity and reason."


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