Georges Eugène Sorel (/ s ə ˈ r ɛ l /; French:; 2 November 1847 – 29 August 1922) was a French social thinker, political theorist, historian, and later journalist. He has inspired theories and movements grouped under the name of Sorelianism .
Georges Sorel, (born November 2, 1847, Cherbourg, France—died August 30, 1922, Boulogne-sur-Seine), French Socialist and revolutionary syndicalist who developed an original and provocative theory on the positive, even creative, role of myth and violence in the historical process.
Sorelianism is advocacy for or support of the ideology and thinking of Georges Sorel, a French revolutionary syndicalist. Sorelians oppose bourgeois democracy, the developments of the 18th century, the secular spirit, and the French Revolution, while supporting Classicism.
Reflections on Violence. Reflections on Violence (French: Réflexions sur la violence ), published in 1908, is a book by the French revolutionary syndicalist Georges Sorel on class struggle and revolution.  Sorel is known for his theory that political revolution depends on the proletariat organizing violent uprisings and strikes to institute ...
Georges Sorel. The French philosopher and political and social thinker Georges Sorel (1847-1922) has been said to have inspired both Communist and Fascist ideologists. Georges Sorel, born into a bourgeois family in Normandy, became a civil engineer working for the government.
Georges Sorel, the French pragmatist philosopher and social theorist, was born in Cherbourg and was trained at the É cole Polytechnique. He served as an engineer with the French roads and bridges department for twenty-five years in Corsica, the Alps, Algeria, and Perpignan before retiring at the age of forty-five to devote himself to scholarship.
5. Shils, Edward A., “Georges Sorel,” Introduction of the American Edition of Reflections on Violence, trans, by Hulme, T. E. and Roth, J. (Glencoe, 1950), p. 25 Google Scholar. 6. Sorel, Georges, Réflexions sur la Violence (Paris, 1946), p. 65 Google Scholar.
Georges Eugène Sorel(/səˈrɛl/; French: [sɔʁɛl]; 2 November 1847 –29 August 1922) was a Frenchsocial thinker, political theorist, historian, and later journalist. He has inspired theories and movements grouped under the name of Sorelianism.
Sorel is a revelatory figure in the entangled history of late 19th century liberalism and republicanism. He was profoundly engaged in the intellectual life of the French Third Republic and this, as much as his Marxism although less overtly, has shaped the meaning of his work.
Georges Sorel's Reflections on Violence is one of the most controversial books of the twentieth century: J. B. Priestley argued that if one could grasp why a retired civil servant had written such a book then the modern age could be understood.