Anarchism And Moral Philosophy by B. FranksAnarchism And Moral Philosophy by B. Franks

Anarchism And Moral Philosophy

byB. FranksEditorM. Wilson

Hardcover | December 14, 2010

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This collection explores the nature and role of ethics within anarchist thought and practice, examining normative, meta-ethical and applied ethical issues through some of the theoretical insights of anarchism. It comprises contributions from international scholars working within the fields of philosophy and political theory.
ELISA AALTOLA holds an adjunct professorship in the University of Turku, Finland SAMUEL CLARK is Lecturer in Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK KORY DECLARK is a graduate student working in political philosophy at the University of Southern California, USA JAMIE HECKERT holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Edinburg...
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Title:Anarchism And Moral PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.89 inPublished:December 14, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580661

ISBN - 13:9780230580664

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Introduction: Anarchism and Moral Philosophy; B.Franks PART I: PHILOSOPHICAL ANARCHISM In Defence of Philosophical Anarchism; P.McLaughlin Kicking Against the Pricks: Anarchist Perfectionism and the Conditions of Independence; S.Clark Anarchist Philosophy: Past, Problems, and Prospects; N.Jun PART II: ANARCHISM, PROPERTY AND AUTONOMY Autonomy, Taxation and Ownership: An Anarchist Critique of Kant's Theory of Property; K.DeClark The Ethical Foundations of Proudhon's Republican Anarchism; A.Prichard Freedom Pressed: Anarchism, Liberty and Conflict; M.Wilson PART III: ALTERNATIVE ANARCHIST ETHICS Anarchism and the Virtues; B.Franks Green Anarchy: Deep Ecology and Primitivism; E.Aaltola Listening, Caring, Becoming: Anarchism as an Ethics of Direct Relationships J.Heckert A Well-Being Out of Nihilism: On the Affinities Between Nietzsche and Anarchist Thought; J.Irwin Are Postanarchists Right to Call Classical Anarchisms 'humanist'?; T.Swann Index

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'This wide variety of approaches to moral theory and ethics should suggest that contemporary anarchist philosophy is full of potential. These scholars demonstrate that anarchism is flexible enough to encompass traditions ranging from deep ecology to analytic philsosphy to postculturalism. Most encouraging to me, however, is that these academics are willing to theorize about their own social position as academics. As more anarchists enter academia, honest dialogue about what means to be an anarchist in a university becomes more important... This book ecourages anarchists to follow their tradition of direct action and direct engagement even as they continue to theorize - our future depends on our thoughts and our actions.' - Tristan K. Husby, Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies'The books performatively lives up to the idea of anarchism as a theory of practice and a way of practising theory as it embodies the idea of sharing knowledge, acknowledging differences and engaging in critical thought.' - Political Studies Review