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Saint-Simon, Claude-Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de (1760–1825)

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10.4324/9780415249126-DC066-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DC066-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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An influential French social theorist, Saint-Simon propounded a philosophy of history and an account of the future organization of industrial society. He predicted a ‘golden age’, where harmony between individual capacities and social structures, reflected in a reordering of ‘temporal’ and ‘spiritual’ power, would overcome disorder and banish idleness. He has been variously portrayed as a utopian socialist, the founder of sociology and a prescient madman.

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Leopold, David. Saint-Simon, Claude-Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de (1760–1825), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DC066-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/saint-simon-claude-henri-de-rouvroy-comte-de-1760-1825/v-1.
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