Fourierism

[foo r-ee-uh-riz-uh m]
noun
  1. the social system proposed by François Marie Charles Fourier, under which society was to be organized into phalanxes or associations, each large enough for all industrial and social requirements.

Origin of Fourierism

From the French word fouriérisme, dating back to 1835–45. See Fourier, -ism
Related formsFou·ri·er·ist, Fou·ri·er·ite [foo r-ee-uh-rahyt] /ˈfʊər i əˌraɪt/, nounFou·ri·er·is·tic, adjective
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Fourierism

noun
  1. the system of Charles Fourier under which society was to be organized into self-sufficient cooperatives
Derived FormsFourierist or Fourierite (ˈfʊərɪəˌraɪt), noun, adjectiveFourieristic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fourierism

Fourierism

n.

1841, in reference to ideas of French socialist François-Marie-Charles Fourier (1772-1837), whose plan also was called phalansterianism.

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