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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Proudhon Seminar

Shawn Wilbur, one of the Internet's leading scholars in the history of anarchism (and especially of the petty bourgeois socialist varieties like individualist and mutualist anarchism) is conducting a seminar on Proudhon's What Is Property? He describes it as sort of a trial run for the Mutual School project. In-depth work begins Wednesday, July 2, with

...Chapter 5, Part II, Section 3. I intend to deal with that final section in two posts, taking them in reverse order:

1) Proudhon's ten point program
2) The nature of "liberty"

I'll follow that with some discussion of Chapter One, Proudhon's discussion of method, probably on Thursday.

You can sign up for the seminar's mailing list at the site.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dan Clore said...

Kevin, if you must use the term "petty bourgeois", could you at least use the form "petit bourgeois"? While Marxists favor the mistranslation's transformation to a pejorative despite the loss of accuracy, those of us who favor such petit bourgeois socialisms as anarcho-individualism and anarcho-mutualism could probably do without them.

July 02, 2008 8:34 AM  
Blogger Dan Clore said...

Kevin, if you must use the term "petty bourgeois", could you at least use the form "petit bourgeois"? While Marxists no doubt favor the mistranslation's transformation of a neutral term into a pejorative, despite the inaccuracy, those who advocate such socialisms as anarcho-individualism and anarcho-mutualism could probably do without it.

July 02, 2008 8:37 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

Well, the whole point of it was an ironic play on the Marxist use of "petty bourgeois" as a dismissive term.

July 04, 2008 11:21 AM  
Blogger TGGP said...

Off-topic, but check out the discussion on the Tragedy of the Anti-Commons at Marginal Revolution:
http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2008/07/the-gridlock-ec.html

July 06, 2008 4:03 PM  

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