Review of Crispin Sartwell’s, Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory

@article{Jun2011ReviewOC,
  title={Review of Crispin Sartwell’s, Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory},
  author={Nathan J. Jun},
  journal={Philosophy \& Social Criticism},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={845 - 847}
}
  • Nathan J. Jun
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy & Social Criticism
‘Most political philosophers of the past few generations’, wrote the late David Mitrany, ‘have what the psychoanalysts might call a ‘‘state fixation’’.’ This is certainly true within the mainstream of Anglo-American philosophy, which remains dominated in large part by Rawlsian liberalism, on the one hand, and Nozickian libertarianism, on the other. The most frequently cited exception is the ‘philosophical anarchism’ defended most notably by Robert Paul Wolff and A. John Simmons, both of whom… 

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