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The Great Anarchists: Ideas and Teachings of Seven Major Thinkers

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This classic comparative study examines the thoughts of seven major writers on the subject of anarchy, using their own words to define the concept of anarchism, with subsidiary investigations of their ideology on the subjects of law, the state, and property. Three-quarters of this book consists of classified quotations from the seven writers — Godwin, Proudhon, Stirner, Ba ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 17th 2004 by Dover Publications
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Feb 11, 2010 Trey added it
Shelves: political, biography
This is a reprinted edition of a book originally published in the first decade of the 20th century. Maybe at the time it was insightful and interesting, but I think a lot of this information can be found in more accessible and entertaining venues these days. The only thing that really stood out for me was a chapter devoted to a guy named Benjamin Tucker. I'd never heard of this fellow before and this is a subject that I spend a lot of time immersed in. So that was interesting.
Oct 15, 2013 Rakan rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy, politics
كتاب رائع يُفصل في أفكار أشهر الفلاسفة اللاسلطويين (أناركيين) أمثال غودوين وبرودون وشتيرنر وباكونين وغيرهم. يستهل الكاتب كتابه بتعريف المفاهيم الثلاثة الأساسية: القانون، الدولة، والملكية. ثم يقوم بعدها بجمع وتلخيص آراء هؤلاء الفلاسفة فيما يتعلق بهذه المفاهيم.

الكتاب ثقيل جداً ورتيب ويكاد يقتله التكرار، ربما لأن طريقة كتابته قديمة (كتب في بداية القرن العشرين!) لكنه حتما يحمل قيمة معرفية عظيمة.
Jul 12, 2009 and rated it liked it
great insight into a short summary of the major anarchist philosphers. the author summarizes well, but it was painful reading the sections written by the author (most of the book is quotations by anarchist philosophers). They were repetitive and awkwardly worded.
Nov 03, 2008 Michael rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Anarchists have been around for a long time. The book mainly focuses on seven writers of anarchy, with their ideology towards property, law and the state.
Rafal Pruszynski
Mar 06, 2012 Rafal Pruszynski rated it liked it
The passages by the 7 anarchists were interesting, but the contributions by Eltzbacher can be skipped. He brings nothing interesting to the book.
Craig Bolton
The Great Anarchists: Ideas and Teachings of Seven Major Thinkers by Paul Eltzbacher (2004)
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