In Defense of Anarchism

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University of California Press, 1970 - Philosophy - 86 pages
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"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, deliberative democracy, the basis of majority rule, workers collectives, etc., that have been taken up by contemporary political theorists."--Georgia Warnke, author of Justice and Interpretation
 

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Robert Paul Wolff’s “In Defense of Anarchism” is a well-organized fresh look at anarchism. Wolff discusses the conflict between authority and autonomy, the problems with democracy (with particular ... Read full review

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Well written, insightful, intelligent and deeply analytical, Wolff's "In Defense of Anarchism" is fascinating insomuch as it deconstructs our idea of the state and the state's authority, as well as ... Read full review

Contents

THE CONFLICT BETWEEN AUTHORITY
3
THE SOLUTION OF CLASSICAL DEMOCRACY
21
BEYOND THE LEGITIMATE STATE
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Robert Paul Wolff is Professor of Philosophy and Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts. Among his books are About Philosophy (1998), The Ideal of the University (1992), The Autonomy of Reason (1990), Kant's Theory of Mental Activity (1990), and Moneybags Must Be So Lucky (1988).

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