What is anarchism?

  • (noun): A political theory favoring the abolition of governments.

Anarchism

Anarchism is generally defined as a political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful, or, alternatively, as opposing authority or hierarchical organization in the conduct of human relations. Proponents of anarchism, known as "anarchists", advocate stateless societies based on voluntary associations.

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Listen, Anarchist!
... condemning the vanguardist "urban guerillas" of insurrectionary anarchism ... his account of "marginalised" anarchists, Bufe criticises the anti-work tendency in contemporary anarchism, accusing some of its advocates of being parasites of those who do work ... In the introduction to the second edition, Janet Biehl proposes that many of the tendencies within anarchism that Bufe criticises stem from its ...
Lewis Call
... Call has written extensively on the intersection of post-anarchism and science fiction, covering philosophers and authors such as Gilles Deleuze, Jean Baudrillard, Octavia Butler, Samuel R ...
Contemporary Anarchism
... Anarchism is often defined as a political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful ... is central, it is inadequate to define anarchism solely on this basis ... Therefore, they argue instead that anarchism entails opposing authority or hierarchical organization in the conduct of human relations, including, but not limited to, the state ...
Anarchism - Criticisms
... Main article Criticisms of anarchism Criticisms of anarchism include moral criticisms and pragmatic criticisms ...
Lewis Call - Thought
... For more details on this topic, see Post-anarchism ... From here a radical form of anarchism is made possible the anarchism of becoming ... This anarchism does not have an eventual goal, nor flow into "being", it is not a final state of development, nor a static form of society, but rather becomes permanent, as a means without end ...

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    Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through man’s subordination. Anarchism is therefore the teacher of the unity of life; not merely in nature, but in man.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)