Wild-life: anarchy, ecology, and ethics

  title={Wild-life: anarchy, ecology, and ethics},
  author={Mick Smith},
  journal={Environmental Politics},
  pages={470 - 487}
  • Mick Smith
  • Published 14 May 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Environmental Politics
Abstract Certain forms of anarchism, especially those associated with primitivism, regard nature as a fundamental source of individual liberty, self-awareness, and self-responsibility. These distinctive varieties of ‘ecological anarchism’ often combine a wild(er)ness ethos with a polemical critique of the social constraints and environmental damage they identify, to varying degrees, with ‘civilisation’. To anarchists associated with Enlightenment humanist traditions, like Bookchin, such… 

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