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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

But even if colonialism is not palatable as it is a power structure of oppression, isn't there room for everybody to enjoy the benefits of lightbulbs (and vaccines, and a lot more)? Wouldn't rejecting ...
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Is anarchism a self-refuting proposition?

There is nothing self-refuting in the nature of anarchism. Take this summary of Robert Paul Wolff's position in In Defense of Anarchism (1970/76): According to Wolff ... an autonomous person is one ...
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Who first suggested that the state should hold the monopoly on violence?

In political science, the person who defined (rather postulated) the nation state as the territorial monopoly on violence is attributed to Max Weber. Weber's own precise expression is "the monopoly ...
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Where exactly did the conceptual distinction between "personal property" and "private property" originate?

I'd argue that section "2. Proletarians and Communists" of the Communist Manifesto also makes that distinction in the first few pages of that: The distinguishing feature of Communism is not ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

Is science Eurocentric? Well, if one means that one pays homage to the language and philosophy of science, yes. The roots of science go back to the Ancient Greeks, and modern science was invented by ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

I think that there are several factors at work here in parallel. 1) Colonialism left a bad taste I think that the colonialism tie is somewhat of a correlation-not-causation effect: the West tried to ...
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Is anarcho-socialism an oxymoron?

Socialism is not intrinsically linked to a strong state, or indeed any state at all. An oxymoron is a contradiction in terms. Anarcho-monarchy would be a contradiction, as a monarchy is a form of ...
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Is anarchism a self-refuting proposition?

Anarchism is not opposed to voluntary cooperation (see for instance Anarcho-syndicalism in Spanish Civil War-era Catalonia), but rather is against the coercive 'leviathan' of Hobbes. Anthropologist ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

I don't know of a specific philosophical definition of decolonialism. I've found a discussion of decolonization, but it doesn't address your specific questions. So my answer will be "...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

Questions Is this conclusion equivalent to science being a colonial posture? Is modernity euro-centric? Is the computer or the lightbulb, “colonial technology”? Am I working against my decolonial ...
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Institutions under anarchist society

My knowledge of anarchism is based on decades old readings of mostly Proudhon, Bakounine and Ivan Illich. Sorry I can't give you precise references. Note also that none of the following implicates ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

No wonder as Mark Fisher observed "It is easier to imgine the end of the world, than the end of Capitalism." Because, Capitalism is so poorly defined in most discourse, that it has this ...
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Is anarchism a self-refuting proposition?

I.e. what Conifold (and also Mauro) are saying is that you're bringing arguments that a certain form of anarchism is utopian, i.e. contrary to some "common sense" empirical evidence, which ...
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What is the difference between possession and property in anarchism?

To add to @haxor789's answer, which is already quite good imho: Property is a complex concept of the law that is divided into different types of rights of a person on a thing. 2000 years ago Roman ...
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What is the difference between possession and property in anarchism?

First of all this distinction between "possession" and "property" isn't just an anarchist thing. For example the German legal system also distinguishes between "possession&...
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How can land and natural resources become “private property”?

I think the answer to your question is "it can't". "Private property" as an idea can only really exist as much as it can be enforced by a government or some more powerful person/group of people. In ...
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How can land and natural resources become “private property”?

I am not sure there is any agreement on the "rules" of anarcho-anything, so the question is wide open. Under any system, the justification for property is usually a fig leaf for power, or as ...
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Is anarcho-socialism an oxymoron?

The 'anarcho-' part of both anarcho-socialism and anarcho-capitalism does not mean the absence of rules or principles. It means the absence of a state which uses force to ensure the rules and ...
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What are the most reliable analyses of Stirner's intellectual context?

User - welcome to PSE. Stirner has not been totally neglected. Five texts come to mind : Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority. Translated by Steven ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

Science is not by its nature a colonialist enterprise. But perhaps the scientific establishment that developed in the West did so as a byproduct of colonialism. That says nothing of the scientific ...
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What was the Bakunin/Marx argument and split about?

Misleading quote My understanding is that the quote comes from Wikipedia article on Bakunin (also quoted verbatim on Marxist internet archive.) The reason why I bothered to check the source is because ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

This debate is apparently based on loose terminology. Here, some definitions and ideas that might help. Modernity is a period in history, which started with the Enlightenment and ended around 1950, ...
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Do anarchists want to eliminate all the power or only juridical one?

The goal of anarchism Anarchism envisages a post-state society of autonomous individuals and of voluntary, non-coercive social aggregates (such as communes and co-operatives). There is scope for ...
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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. Well according to the history of that ideology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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How can land and natural resources become “private property”?

Since I am more familiar with the philosophy of anarcho-capitalism, I will answer with respect to that philosophy; others can elaborate on the theory of anarcho-communism. Property as a right of ...
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How can land and natural resources become “private property”?

Private property may be the most difficult subject concerning anarchy. I would like to propose what I believe to be a new idea about how an anarchic society might function. It’s true that without ...
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Locke's Anarchy versus Marx's Anarchy

This is pretty key to especially political philosophy. Contrast Hobbes' vision that the 'state of nature' was a war of all against all, to Rousseau's view of (essentially) the noble savage. Their ...
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What is the difference between possession and property in anarchism?

Well one example is to look at the Plains Indians before the arrival of Europeans to the Americas. Although they had the notion of personal possessions they did not have the notion of property in the ...
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What is the difference between possession and property in anarchism?

Having a possession: physically maintaining a hold on something. Having a property: socially/legally maintaining an entitlement on something. From "What Is Property?" on wikipedia: He [Proudhon] ...
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