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In Defense of Anarchism

Robert Paul Wolff


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In Defense of Anarchism is a 1970 book by the philosopher Robert Paul Wolff, in which the author defends individualist anarchism. He argues that individual autonomy and state authority are mutually exclusive and that, as individual autonomy is inalienable, the moral legitimacy of the state collapses.

University of California Press, 9780520215733, 120pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 1998

About the Author

Robert Paul Wolff is is an American political philosopher and professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among his books are About Philosophy (1998), The Ideal of the University (1992), The Autonomy of Reason (1990), Kant's Theory of Mental Activity (1990), and Moneybags Must Be So Lucky (1988).