In defense of anarchism.

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In Defense of Anarchism is a book by the philosopher Robert Paul Wolff, in which the author defends individualist anarchism. He argues that individual autonomy and state authority are mutually exclusive and that, as individual autonomy is inalienable, the moral legitimacy of the state collapses/5.

For a good defense of anarchism (favoring no market) read Proudhon's "What is Property" and for a book questioning the legitamacy of the state coming to a minarchist- libertarian- conclusion, the true classic is Robert Nozick's "Anarch, State and Utopia." Read by: For a good defense of anarchism (favoring no market) read Proudhon's "What is Property" and for a book questioning the legitamacy of the state coming to a minarchist- libertarian- conclusion, the true classic is Robert Nozick's "Anarch, State and Utopia."4/5(11).

Buy a cheap copy of In Defense of Anarchism book by Robert Paul Wolff. Here with a new preface is Robert Paul Wolff's classic analysis of the foundations of the authority of the state and the problems of political authority and moral Free shipping over $Cited by: In Defense of Anarchism is a book by the philosopher Robert Paul Wolff, in which the author defends individualist anarchism.

He argues that individual autonomy and state authority are mutually exclusive and that, as individual autonomy is inalienable, the moral legitimacy of the state collapses.

John Locke, Second Treatise. Locke stresses individual consent as the mechanism by which political societies are created and individuals join those societies.

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Sergei Moska rated it liked it. Better than I expected. The main part of the book 3/5. In Defense of Anarchism is a book by Robert Paul Wolff, regarded as a classical work in anarchist scholarship. [1] Wolff specifically defends individualist anarchism; the book is premised on the idea that individual autonomy and state authority are mutually exclusive and, as individual autonomy is inalienable, the moral legitimacy of the state thus collapses.

"A deep and provocative discussion of some of the most fundamental issues in political philosophy, written crisply, with candor, in a style that I find very winning. It is a most useful book, and a very good one."--Carl Cohen, author of Communism, Fascism, and Democracy"A provocative and engrossing introduction to current questions of political legitimacy, consent, 4/5(1).

In his famous book, In defense of anarchism (), Robert Paul Wolff seeks to show that political authority contradicts individual autonomy. He begins by clarifying theAuthor: Emmanuel Ani. The book also includes several articles and letters written by Serge after he had left anarchism behind and joined the Russian Bolsheviks in Here Serge analyzed anarchism and the ways in which he hoped anarchism would leaven the harshness and dictatorial tendencies of.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wolff, Robert Paul. In defense of anarchism. New York: Harper & Row, [, ] printing (OCoLC)   In defense of anarchism by Robert Paul Wolff; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Anarchism, Anarchism and anarchists, Authority, Democracy, State, The, The State.

In Defense of Anarchism is a book by the philosopher Robert Paul Wolff, in which the author defends individualist anarchism. He argues that individual autonomy and state authority are mutually exclusive and that, as individual autonomy is inalienable, the moral legitimacy of the state collapses/5().

A review is not the place, of course, for a full-blown attack on the underlying assumptions of the book. But those assumptions are indeed under attack, and this places the Defense squarely in the mainstream of classical anarchism, not on the cutting edge. A brief chapter-by-chapter commentary may be in order.

In Defense of Global Capitalism is the first book to rebut, systematically and thoroughly, the claims of the anti-globalization movement. With facts, statistics, and graphs, Norberg shows why capitalism is in the process of creating a better world. This chapter examines Robert Paul Wolff’s arguments in In Defense of Anarchism about state authority and individual autonomy, and how plausible they are for philosophical anarchism.

According to Wolff, the authority of the modern state cannot be justified because it conflicts with the autonomy of the individual. The presumptive clash between state authority and individual Author: Anna Stilz.

In Defense of Anarchism: A Response to Herb Gamberg Herb Gamberg’s essay “Anarchism Through Bakunin; A Marxist Assessment” [1] is not meant to be a balanced discussion of Michael Bakunin’s strengths and weaknesses, nor is it a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of anarchism and Marxism.

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In defense of political philosophy; a reply to Robert Paul Wolff's In defense of anarchism by: Reiman, Jeffrey H. Published: () Anarchism a very short introduction / by: Ward, Colin. Published: () Anarchism. Home / Culture and Society / In Defense of Anarchism, Part II.

Anarchism emerges as the only viable political philosophy for our times. We had better acquaint ourselves with its first principles since the movement is already well underway. Book Review: ‘Fortitude’ by Dan Crenshaw. The debate between Marxism and Anarchism is more than a century old.

It is no accident that when the class struggle again boils to the surface this debate is revived. This collection of classic and contemporary writings helps to clarify the Marxist perspective on Anarchist theory and practice, and the need for a revolutionary party.

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In defense of anarchism. This, then, is a defense of anarchism. The angle taken by this defense will be practical and social, if informed by social theory. It will look carefully at objections to anarchism and offer a somewhat qualified defense of its merits as a philosophy guiding political action.