Kropotkin Now

Kropotkin Now

Kropotkin Now is the culmination of an international effort to investigate Kropotkin's ideas and to imagine new alternatives on the centenary of his death.

Author: Christopher Coquard

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ISBN: 1551647915

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Essays on the revolutionary Russian anarchist's ideas about mutual aid, sex, and participatory democracy for the twenty-first century. Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the great thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As a Russian anarchist, philosopher, economist, historian, geographer, and scientist, Kropotkin had a range of contributions that were as divergent as they were holistic. Kropotkin's critical thought on issues such as mutual aid and anarchism have become tenets of multiple twenty-first-century social movements. As the foundations of neoliberalism shake and neofascist movements spawn around the world, the practice of mutual aid, the theories of anarchism and participatory democracy, and critique of social Darwinism have seldom been as important as they are today. Many activists and scholars are using Kropotkin's ideas to challenge these authoritarian threats and to work toward an egalitarian future. Kropotkin Now is the culmination of an international effort to investigate Kropotkin's ideas and to imagine new alternatives on the centenary of his death. Contributors engage Kropotkin's work in diverse contexts, including evolution and mutual aid, cyborgs and feminist technoscience, Kropotkin's treatment of "the sex question," urbanization, building dual power, and more.
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Ethics

Ethics

Starting with the moral principle in nature, to the moral conceptions of primitive people, this volume traces the development of moral teachings from ancient Greece, Christianity and the Middle Ages through to the 19th century philosophers.

Author: Peter Kropotkin

Publisher: Montréal ; New York : Black Rose Books

ISBN: 1895431360

Category: Philosophy

Page: 349

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Starting with the moral principle in nature, to the moral conceptions of primitive people, this volume traces the development of moral teachings from ancient Greece, Christianity and the Middle Ages through to the 19th century philosophers.
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The Method of Freedom

The Method of Freedom

In fact, nearly two-thirds of the collected texts have been newly translated into English. Written in Malatesta's clear, accessible style, these essays are sure to excite a new generation of radicals.

Author: Errico Malatesta

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781849351447

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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“Anarchy, in common with socialism, has as its basis, its point of departure, its essential environment, equality of conditions; its beacon is solidarity and freedom is its method.”—Errico Malatesta The most distinctive and universal anarchist principle is the principle of coherence between ends and means: human emancipation cannot be achieved by authoritarian means. However, the same principle could also be read in the opposite direction: our ends should not be disconnected from our action; our ideals should not be so lofty as to make no difference to what we do here and now. The anarchist whose deeds and words have best illustrated both sides of that principle—the “idealist” and the “pragmatist”—is Errico Malatesta. Never one to divorce thought from action, or retreat into dogmatism, his life and ideals remain an inspiration the world over. The Method of Freedom is the first collection to capture the full range of Malatesta’s thought over sixty years as an anarchist propagandist. The Method of Freedom collects Malatesta's most enduring long-form essays--including "Anarchy" and "Our Program"--together with previously untranslated articles from the numerous journals he edited over his long newspaper career. In fact, nearly two-thirds of the collected texts have been newly translated into English. Written in Malatesta's clear, accessible style, these essays are sure to excite a new generation of radicals.
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Peter Kropotkin

Peter Kropotkin

... with inquiry into social construction and the scientific and ethical problems aroused by the search for freedom . ... contention that anarchists should try to apply their principles in the organisation of social life here and now ...

Author: Woodcock George Woodcock

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781551644691

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Anarchism - the concept of a society without authority, of a civil order without any form of constitution or government - has fascinated people almost as long as we have possessed the power of speculative thought. In the general history of anarchism, the name of Peter Kropotkin dominates.Born in 1842 into an ancient military family of Russian princes, Kropotkin was selected as a child for the elite Corps of Pages by Tsar Nicholas I himself. Shortly before his death in 1921, he had moved so far from his aristocratic beginnings and attained such stature as a libertarian leader that he could write with impunity to Lenin, "e;Vladimir Ilyich, your concrete actions are completely unworthy of the ideas you pretend to hold."e;Woodcock and Avakumovic's biography, From Prince to Rebel, details the life that flowed between these two points in time. It surveys and analyses the most significant aspects of Kropotkin's life and thought: his formative years in Russia, 1842-1876, and the origins of his anarchist thinking (military service in eastern Siberia, the influence of the works of Proudhon and Bakunin, his role in the Chaikovsky Circle); his years as an migr in western Europe, 1876-1917, and the ripening of his political though (editor of Le Rvolt, his views on Marxist socialism); and his last years in the Soviet Union, 1917-1921, the revolution and civil war, and his meeting and correspondence with Lenin.Among the recent works of George Woodcock, a well-known Canadian author, are biographies of William Godwin and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (Black Rose Books). Ivan Avakumovic is Professor of History at the University of British Colombia and the author of History of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.Table of ContentsIntroduction1. The Youth2. The Explorer3. The Convert4. The Agitator5. "e;The White Jesus"e;6. The Traveller7. The Writer8. The Exile9. The Neglected Sage10. The ProphetBibliographySupplement for 1971 EditionSupplement to the 1990 EditionIndex1990: 490 pages, index, illustrated
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Ethics

Ethics

Origins and Development Kropotkin Kropotkin. a valuation of pleasures , depending on their influence on our life as a whole . Our very sufferings he taught - may be useful , and may lead to good . Thus the Epicurean Ethics rises much ...

Author: Kropotkin Kropotkin

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781551646145

Category: Philosophy

Page: 349

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Ethics is the swan song of the great humanitarian scientist and anarchist, Peter Kropotkin. It constitutes, as it were, the crowning work and the resume of all his scientific, philosophical, and sociological views, at which he arrived in the course of his long and unusually rich life. Starting with the moral principle in nature, to the moral conceptions of primitive peoples, Kropotkin traces the development of moral teachings from Ancient Greece, Christianity and the Middle Ages, through to the 19th century philosophers. In this way, Ethics gives answers to two fundamental problems of morality: its origin and historical development, and its goals and standards. A realist and a revolutionist, Kropotkin regarded ethics not as an abstract science of human conduct, but as a concrete scientific discipline, whose object it was to inspire people in their practical activities. According to his theory, mutual aid, justice and self-sacrifice are the three elements of morality and these elements lie at the basis of human ethics. He held that ethics should be one and the same for all people - that no matter what class or party one might belong, we were all, first of all, human beings. In his introduction, George Woodcock, a great humanitarian in his own right, describes the background from out of which Kropotkin was moved to write this unforgettable work. He introduces the reader, not only to the political and social climate, but also to the man and his innermost concerns. Ethics is the 8th volume of The Collected Works of Peter Kropotkin, published by Black Rose Books.
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Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation

Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation

This book examines the limits of antirepresentationalism in these fields and argues that the anarchist tradition can point the way beyond our contemporary crisis of representation.

Author: Jesse S. Cohn

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575911051

Category: Literary Criticism

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Current theories of knowledge, art, and power are locked into sterile debates around the question of representation. This book examines the limits of antirepresentationalism in these fields and argues that the anarchist tradition can point the way beyond our contemporary crisis of representation. The author rereads the theory and practical experiences of anarchism from the nineteenth century to the present, proposing a radical revision of received notions of the subject - from the equation of anarchy with literary decadence to the interpretation of anarchism as yet another discourse founded on a notion of the human essence. What emerges, instead, is a complex portrait of anarchism as a body of thought that provides the framework for a kind of critical realism, with implications for fields ranging from aesthetics to economics, from philosophy to politics. Jesse Cohn teaches English at Purdue University North Central.
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Kropotkin

Kropotkin

Dr Cahm analyses Kropotkin's role in the transformation of Bakunin's anti-authoritarian socialism, and shows how two principal types of revolutionary action emerge from anarchist efforts to develop clear alternatives to the parliamentary ...

Author: Caroline Cahm

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521364450

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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This major study of Peter Kropotkin sets him firmly in the context of the development of the European anarchist movement as the man who became, after Bakunin's death, their chief exponent of anarchist ideas. It traces the origins and development of his ideas and revolutionary practice from 1872 to 1886, and assesses the subsequent influence of his life and work upon European radical and socialist movements. Dr Cahm analyses Kropotkin's role in the transformation of Bakunin's anti-authoritarian socialism, and shows how two principal types of revolutionary action emerge from anarchist efforts to develop clear alternatives to the parliamentary strategies of social democrats; one based on the activity of individuals and small groups, the other related to large-scale collective action.
Categories: Political Science

Words of a Rebel

Words of a Rebel

First published during Kropotkin's imprisonment, this collection contains articles written between 1879 and 1882. The first complete English version.

Author: Peter Kropotkin

Publisher: Collected Works of Peter Kropo

ISBN: UOM:39015029856617

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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First published during Kropotkin's imprisonment, this collection contains articles written between 1879 and 1882. The first complete English version.
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Freedom

Freedom

Fresh matter was necessary It was first published in New York , and reviewed in Freedom in June , 1925 ; but another short notice will ... By PETER the Tcheka , and the strangle - hold of the Bolsheviks on the life of the KROPOTKIN .

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ISBN: MINN:31951000733008F

Category: Anarchism

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Categories: Anarchism