philosophy

At the cutting edge of the French Disease – Miguel Amorós

A scathing critique of postmodernist philosophy (the “French disease”), discussing its academic origins after the defeat of the working class in the post-1968 period, its nefarious role as a policeman of culture and theory for capitalism (“a philosophy of legitimation”), its ideological mirror image of “the nihilism of the market economy”, its promotion of identity politics as a corollary of its obscurantist obsession with “difference”, its disastrous influence on the anarchist milieu, and its inevitable downfall because “the will to liberation in common is stronger than the narcissistic desire for individual success” and “ten minutes of pathetic virtual fame”.

Proudhonist materialism and revolutionary doctrine - Stephen Condit

Few historians of ideas have questioned Proudhon’s impact in his own time. Yet his affinities with and contributions to some of the most important trends in modern political philosophy, and his relevance to the problems which increasingly reveal the failures of existing political doctrines and systems, have been neglected.

Autonomy and daily life - Spinoza and Kant's imperative: "Treat others and yourself as ends, not as means" - humanaesfera

A short text about the basics of materialist ethics, our power to change the circumstances of everyday life and creating and developing our abilities and needs.

The philosophical foundations of property rights - Alan Carter

A philosophical critique of property rights from an anarchist perspective. Written in 1989, it is to some degree a response to the "economic libertarianism" of Robert Nozic.

The Chain Factory - Osugi Sakae

A short story about society and its effects on people and how it can be resisted

Reflections on prophecy: a critical appreciation of Michael Bakunin's thought - Marc B. Young

Part of the series of biographies of Mikhail Bakunin.
A novel and somewhat unorthodox analysis of Bakunin's ideas, emphasizing his shared philosophical ground with Spinoza, his often misunderstood attitude to violence and religion, and his generous vision for humanity.

Marxism and materialism - David-Hillel Ruben

Marxism and materialism - David-Hillel Ruben

A Study in Marxist Theory of Knowledge. 1979 (2nd edition)

Dialectical materialism and the philosophy of dead reaction - Vladimir Nevsky

Nevskij Wladimir Iwanowitsch Newski materialism and empirio-criticism

Appendix to the 1920 edition of Lenin's 'Materialism and empirio-criticism'.