Anarchism and moral philosophy

Franks, B. (2017) Anarchism and moral philosophy. In: Jun, N. (ed.) Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy. Series: Brill's companions of philosophy: contemporary philosophy (1). Brill: Leiden ; Boston, pp. 171-195. ISBN 9789004356887 (doi:10.1163/9789004356894_008)

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This chapter looks at the pervasiveness of ethical discourses and analyses within anarchism, and how the priority given to moral evaluation distinguished it from rival revolutionary movements, such as orthodox Marxism. It traces the different meta-ethical positions and normative formulations found within anarchist traditions. It argues that a practice-based anti-hierarchical virtue ethics is most consistent with anarchist core (but not fixed) commitments to materialism, anti-universalism and social solidarity.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Anarchism, consequentialism, deontology, ethics, meta-ethics, moral philosophy, moralism, revolutionary Aristotelianism, rights, subjectivism, virtues.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Franks, Dr Benjamin
Authors: Franks, B.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
J Political Science > JC Political theory
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2018
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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