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subrosa wrote

How come I never comment in these?

I've been reading some Charles Fourier, for whatever reason. What surprised me is that there's a good amount of (what we might call) anti-civ thought in there. Did not expect that. Right from the get go, in the opening chapter, in the year 1808:

As I had no connection with any scientific school, I decided to apply doubt to all opinions without exception, even regarding with suspicion arrangements which had universal agreement; for although this Civilisation is the idol of all philosophical schools, and the one they believe to be most nearly perfect, what could be more imperfect than Civilisation, and all the scourges it brings with it? What more dubious than its necessity and its future permanence?

I think I wanna keep reading, I at least wanna get to the part about oceanic lemonade.