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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In asserting this, he intends at least three things: Click on image to enlarge. This article has no associated abstract. Wiebe Kunst added it May 07, A Theory of Poetry. Irreverent and incisive critique of liberal theories of the state.

Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory

Locke, Hobbes, Hume, Rousseau etc. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I guess one star is as low as I can rate this “pamphlet” at only pages of text it’s hard to call it a book.

Essentially he says that humans should be individualists, and that any power or force that results in a diminution of individuals’ freedoms is coercive and thus a form of anarchy. David Bond rated it liked it Jun 10, Raluca Ciurusniuc added it Jun 08, Sartwell has no such convenient deus ex machina, and argues that radical individuality is enhanced by relatedness and therefore isn’t incompatible with it.


Crispin Sartwell is a Professor at Dickinson College, a philosopher, individualist anarchist and journalist. John Simmons – unknown. It’s always nice to chat with a renegade academic, and to provide a platform for venting 2. Matthew Witemyre rated it really liked it Dec 22, Crispin Sartwell – – Philosophy and Literature 15 2: No keywords specified fix it.

As a Philosopher of Aesthetics as of language, Sartwell has seen the issues of beauty as being a constant in the search for meaning. Ok, so a state of anarchy can’t possably exist, wow big news. Sidney Rehg rated it liked it Jun 05, Sartwell considers the classics of Western political philosophy—Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Hume, Bentham, Rawls, and Habermas, among others—and argues that their positions are not only wrong but also embarrassingly bad.

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His grandfather, also Franklin Gallagher Sartwell, was a columnist and editorial page editor at the Washington Times-Herald.


In Against the State, Sadtwell Sartwell unleashes a quick and brutal rejection of the traditional arguments for state legitimacy. Salma Khamis rated it it was amazing Jul 15, But in all fairness to him, the defense is presented more as a sketch than a fullblown argument, and he refers readers to his previous books for a fuller account p. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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He worked as a copy boy in at the Washington Star, where he started writing about pop music. Sarrwell are no discussion topics on this book yet. Related Titles Government in the Twilight Zone. What Pictorial Realism Is. Sartwell avoids collectivist anarchism on the one hand and the to my mind pseudo anarchism of capitalism cheerleaders such as Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard.

Crispin Sartwell – – Cornell University Drispin. Toby Reiner added it Dec 05, Joshua Boydstun marked it as to-read Jul 17, Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Jeremy marked it as to-read Aug 03, I find his argument unpersuasive.