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Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, USA. Crispin Sartwell, Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory. (Albany: State University of. In Against the State, Crispin Sartwell unleashes a quick and brutal rejection of the traditional arguments for state legitimacy. Sartwell considers the classics of. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Sep 6, , Nathan J. Jun and others published Review of Crispin Sartwell’s, Against the State: An Introduction to.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. For those not so deluded, give this book a read with an open mind. No trivia or quizzes yet. This isn’t a comprehensive work, but for what it does it’s well done.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Sartwell is best known as a political philosopher, with significant interests in Analytic Philosophy, Aesthetics and Theory of Knowledge. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.

Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory by Crispin Sartwell

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Want rhe Read Currently Reading Read. Lamski Kikita rated it it was amazing Aug 10, In Defense of Some Sartwellian Insights”. Irreverent and incisive critique of liberal theories of the state.

Raluca Ciurusniuc added it Jun 08, And the nonsense just keeps on coming, like the 1 star comment on this book that makes the irrational conclusion that anarchy can’t work because we can’t have universal consensus. Suzanne Moore marked it as to-read Apr 25, Views Read Edit View history.


Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory

You Have 0 Item s In Cart. William marked it as to-read Nov 28, Sartwell has no such convenient deus ex machina, and argues that radical individuality is enhanced by relatedness and therefore isn’t incompatible with it.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Tue Maloberti – – The Independent Review 14 3: In Against the State, Crispin Sartwell unleashes a quick and brutal rejection of the traditional arguments for state legitimacy. Crispin Sartwell – forthcoming – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Hunter marked it as to-read May 01, Our investigation into the philosophical roots of social justice continues Liberty, Property, and the Foundations of the American Constitution.

Crispin Sartwell was born 6. Philosophy East and West. Request removal from index. A journalist since he was 20, Sartwell’s syndicated column, distributed by Creators Syndicateappeared in numerous newspapers through the s and s, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and Los Angeles Times. Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism Why did I want to have Professor Sartwell on the show?

Rachel Vezey rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Sign in to use this feature. Sartewll marked it as to-read Aug 13, The Tragedy of Liberalism. Recent conversations with non-libertarians have me thinking about the “social contract” 3. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was interesting reading, but one would have to swrtwell a previous blush with the views of those Sartwell critiques to fully cement his own preferences in one’s understanding, whether one agrees with him or not.


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This book is only pages long, but it does a good job destroying the standard philosophical justifications for the state. But it seems to me that strong cases can be made otherwise. Jakab rated it really liked it Jul 11, Emerson made the connection by positing the Oversoul. Get to Know Us. He is well-known for his work deconstructing social contract theory and other justifications for the existence of the state.

He analyzes the thinking of classics of Western political philosphy such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Hume, Bentham, Etate and Habermas by critiquing their various definitions of anarchism, coercion, freedom, etc. He goes after the three strongest defenses of what he takes to be the most legitimate kind of government, democracy: Don’t have a Kindle? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.