On the Allegorical Bestiary of Alphonse Toussenel (1803-1885)

Authors

  • Cristina Cassina University of Pisa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1825-9618/11213

Keywords:

Toussenel, Fourier, Universal Analogy, Animals, Races

Abstract

 Many are the correspondences between Nature and Society, Kingdom of the Nature and World of the Politics, in the works of the French writer Alphonse Toussenel. Well known for his anti-semitic volume Les Juifs, rois de l’époque (1845), Toussenel is also the author of books about animals and about hunting. Such part of his production – built on the idea that animals are “logogriphs” of human virtues and vices – is ambiguous, especially in its relationships with violence: as when Toussenel, socialist and pacifist, invokes the extermination of animal races which represent human groups.

 

Published

2020-06-25

How to Cite

Cassina, C. (2020). On the Allegorical Bestiary of Alphonse Toussenel (1803-1885). Scienza & Politica. Per Una Storia Delle Dottrine, 31(62). https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1825-9618/11213

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