The present paper proposes a comparative analysis of cooperation studied by Henri Desroche (1914-1994) and Charles Gide (1847-1932), as alternative and/or complementary forms of of organization of capitalistic economy. In his wide work, Desroche cites several times Gide’s texts – he published even a selection of Gide’s writings – and remarks the three Gideian steps of creativity (cooperative, social, academic). However, their position is different: namely, their respective position on Fourier’s thought is the key to understand the subtle differences between them. In Fourier’s theory, the association between individuals is the way to establish sociaty; namely, a society in compliance with Deity’s law, where human beings and nature live following the law of attraction. Leaving aside the more fantastic aspects of Fourier, Gide takes the message of trespassing free market economy. Also Desroche praises Fourier’s will of radical change; but, differently from Gide, he keeps also the “irrealistic” parts of the fourierist message, since he deems they can not be separated from the whole of his work and should be considered as inspiring principles.

Deux théoriciens du fait coopératif : Gide et Desroche – Analyse comparative de l’influence de Fourier

SOLIANI, RICCARDO
2013

Abstract

The present paper proposes a comparative analysis of cooperation studied by Henri Desroche (1914-1994) and Charles Gide (1847-1932), as alternative and/or complementary forms of of organization of capitalistic economy. In his wide work, Desroche cites several times Gide’s texts – he published even a selection of Gide’s writings – and remarks the three Gideian steps of creativity (cooperative, social, academic). However, their position is different: namely, their respective position on Fourier’s thought is the key to understand the subtle differences between them. In Fourier’s theory, the association between individuals is the way to establish sociaty; namely, a society in compliance with Deity’s law, where human beings and nature live following the law of attraction. Leaving aside the more fantastic aspects of Fourier, Gide takes the message of trespassing free market economy. Also Desroche praises Fourier’s will of radical change; but, differently from Gide, he keeps also the “irrealistic” parts of the fourierist message, since he deems they can not be separated from the whole of his work and should be considered as inspiring principles.
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