In Defense Of Anarchism

“In Defense of Anarchism”

by Robert Paul Wolff

A crystal clear, classic argument by an esteemed analytic philosopher against the moral legitimacy of governmental authority.

“The dilemma which we have posed can be succinctly expressed in terms of the concept of a de jure state. If all men have a continuing obligation to achieve the highest degree of autonomy possible, then there would appear to be no state whose subjects have a moral obligation to obey its commands. Hence, the concept of a de jure legitimate state would appear to be vacuous, and philosophical anarchism would seem to be the only reasonable political belief for an enlightened man.”

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~ by rechelon on June 3, 2008.

One Response to “In Defense Of Anarchism”

  1. […] in opposition to and in the cross hairs of a criminal band that has abandoned, in accordance with a principle of authority, reason and argument as a method of persuasion.   Without reason “persuasion” is achieved […]

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