By Mr McLaughlin Paul
Examining the political idea of anarchism from a philosophical and historic viewpoint, Paul McLaughlin relates anarchism to the basic moral and political challenge of authority. The ebook can pay specific recognition to the authority of the kingdom and the anarchist rejection of all conventional claims made for the legitimacy of country authority, the writer either explaining and protecting the valuable tenets of the anarchist critique of the state.
The founding works of anarchist suggestion, through Godwin, Proudhon and Stirner, are explored and anarchism is tested in its ancient context, together with the impression of such occasions because the Enlightenment and the French Revolution on anarchist inspiration. ultimately, the key theoretical advancements of anarchism from the late-nineteenth century to the current are summarized and evaluated.
This ebook is either a hugely readable account of the improvement of anarchist considering and a lucid and well-reasoned defence of the anarchist philosophy.
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Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to Classical Anarchism (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy) by Mr McLaughlin Paul