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Institutions under anarchist society

Respecting a society to be created through fulfilling objectives identified by (left-wing) anarchists, in what sense, if any, would such a society include institutions, and how would institutions, in ...
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is it possible for anarchist to hold contracts?

I have been listening to a popular podcast where one of the guest promotes anarchy. I know little about anarchy and I am curious. My question is how could two anarchists ever come to an agreement &...
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Is anarchism a self-refuting proposition?

My thinking: Anarchists want to forbid the existence of the State. However, in a society with no state, someone can achieve such a predominance over their peers that they can forbid anyone else from ...
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Is anarcho-socialism an oxymoron?

I have regularly heard debate between anarcho-socialists and anarcho-capitalists about which one is the true oxymoron. If we take anarcho-socialism to mean no government and economic equality (+ ...
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What are the most reliable analyses of Stirner's intellectual context? [closed]

Difficult to underestimate the influence of e.g. Nietzsche, but has anyone done the same with Stirner?
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Do anarchists want to eliminate all the power or only juridical one?

I often see as a criticism of anarchism that power has a natural occurrence. It's impossible to eliminate power. There will always be an authority. However, I always thought that the total ...
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How can land and natural resources become “private property”?

I’ve been trying to understand how an anarchic society would be initiated, but the two main ideas- anarcho-communism and anarcho-capitalism- not only contradict each other, but seem to be riddled with ...
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Locke's Anarchy versus Marx's Anarchy

I just got through reading Locke's Second Treatise of Government, and I read quite a bit of Marx a while back. They both have interesting ideas on the state of humans in a world devoid of civilization ...
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Who first suggested that the state should hold the monopoly on violence?

I'm reading Stirner's The Ego and Its Own and I'm struck by how modern some of the ideas he's presenting are. In particular, he defines the state as the group of people with the autority to do ...
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What is the difference between possession and property in anarchism?

As far as I know Proudhon introduced the concept that property is theft while possession is ok. But what is the difference between those two?
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How to approach contemporary anarchist theories?

I have lately become very interested in anarchism. I have become especially interested in what is called Green Anarchism and Infoanarchism and I pretend to read more about them. I also agree with ...
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Is an Anarchosocialist a philosophical term or a political term?

I heard the term used by Noam Chomsky to describe himself. Is this his own term or a mash up. Came very late to philosophy, and I see possible links to the under pinnings of Anarchism and Socialism.
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Where and from whom can I learn more about individualist anarchism?

I'd like to learn about individualist anarchism. Do you know a free online resource for this? Who are contemporary philosophers working on this subject? Is there an online forum for individualists?
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