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Panama: Geopolitics of Desire

MATT K. MATSUDA

in Empire of Love: Histories of France and the Pacific

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195162950
eISBN:
9780199867660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162950.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the ambitious but ill-fated French project for a canal across Panama, and the ways that the engineering challenge was encoded in what one commentator called “glory for the ... More


The Genius in Politics

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The utopians were historically important because they introduced the genius into politics. The utopians, more generally, effected the democratisation of genius. Though Saint-Simon stressed economics, ... More


The reign of Louis XIV: absolute monarchy

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the first of two contextual chapters surveying French political ideology, this begins by looking at the advent of Louis XIV’s personal rule from 1661. By assessing the king’s own views on kingship ... More


Positivism, Science, and Philosophy

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Beginning with a discussion of Tocqueville's views on religion, this chapter continues by examining the tradition of positivism associated with Saint-Simon and Comte and with calls for a ‘new ... More


Prophets and Precursors: Paris 1830–1848

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the recreation of the union of art, religion, and politics in Athenian tragedy in music drama, just as the modern synthesis of the arts, in which the orchestra takes the place ... More


The regent and the parlements: the bid for cooperation

John J. Hurt

in Louis XIV and the Parlements: The Assertion of Royal Authority

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062353
eISBN:
9781781700372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062353.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter presents an argument that, in the first two years of his regency, the duc d'Orléans made a conscious effort to win the friendship of the parlements and to make them his allies in his ... More


Conclusion: History and Paradox

Carolina Armenteros

in The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794-1854

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449437
eISBN:
9780801462597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449437.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter describes the paradoxes at the core of Maistrian thought, with the aim of gathering together the various strands of his historical philosophy and tracing its prosperity and ... More


Locating Nowhere

Michael Robertson

in The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the proliferation of utopian literature in the United States and Great Britain during the late nineteenth century, mainly due to the economic and social upheavals resulting from ... More


A World Girded: Saint-Simonian Space and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Latin Transatlantic

Jaime Hanneken

in The Global South Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277872
eISBN:
9780823280490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyzes the rhetoric of space popularized by Saint-Simonian thought and examines the way its main features shape narratives of imperialism and race through transatlantic discourses of ... More


Saint-Simonian Engines: Love and Conversions

in The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226812205
eISBN:
9780226812229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812229.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the first half of the nineteenth century, a new religion called Saint-Simonianism, named after Henri de Rouvroy, Count Saint-Simon (1760–1835), was making waves. The Saint-Simonians relied on ... More


Socialism’s Wrong Responses to the Right Problems

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Wrong Turnings: How the Left Got Lost

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226505749
eISBN:
9780226505916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226505916.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines three early ‘utopian socialists,’ namely Claude-Henri de Saint-Simon, François Marie Charles Fourier and Robert Owen. Each attempted to justify their planned society on the ... More


Introduction Republicanism Deferred

in Apostles of Modernity: Saint-Simonians and the Civilizing Mission in Algeria

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769099
eISBN:
9780804774727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769099.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book introduces the often overlooked, yet cardinal, influence of France's military Arabists on colonial policy making in Algeria from 1830 to 1870. These specialized officers and colonial ... More


The “Accoucheur D̓idées”: Henri De Saint-Simon

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter recounts the transformation and contribution of Henri de Saint-Simon as a scientific reformer. It was at the age of thirty-eight that Saint-Simon took up his abode opposite the Ecole ... More


Social Physics: Saint-Simon and Comte

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter reviews the personal influence of Saint-Simon on Comte. It discusses the much confusion caused about the actual relationship by some historians constantly attributing to Saint-Simon ... More


The Religion of the Engineers: Enfantin and the Saint-Simonians

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Less than a month after Saint-Simon's death, his friends and disciples constituted themselves into a formal association in order to realize the project of another journal that he had already ... More


Saint-Simonian Influence1

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

It is not easy today to appreciate the immense stir that the Saint-Simonian movement caused for a couple of years, not only in France, but throughout Europe, or to gauge the extent of the influence ... More


Sociology: Comte and His Successors

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter recalls a few facts of Comte's life to understand his views and the extent and limits of his influence. The most important feature of his career is perhaps that he trained as a ... More


Comte and Hegel

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter is about two thinkers who are commonly regarded as complete intellectual antipodes: the German “idealist” Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and the French “positivist” Auguste Comte. In some ... More


The Faith in Humanity and International Criminal Law

Immi Tallgren

in International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805878
eISBN:
9780191843778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805878.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

International criminal law is at times taken to manifest fundamental consensual boundaries against violence and destruction of the human species. The faith in law is celebrated in a cult with ... More


Socialism

Christopher Pierson

in Just Property: Volume Two: Enlightenment, Revolution, and History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199673292
eISBN:
9780191840067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673292.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For those who came after it, what was most important about the French Revolution was that it embodied a willed change in the way we live and govern ourselves. But socialists, including but not ... More


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