Category Archives: Things that are both philosophy AND politics

Consensus and majority voting: merely different strategies, not principles.

The argument often put forward for consensus, that it respects the freedom of the participants in a group by not forcing them to agree to a decision which they reject, makes little sense to me. So long as a group … Continue reading

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Some quick ideas for an Analytic Anarchism program

I’ll be writing up a consideration of Alan Carter’s much more developed approach to the same topic soon. I’ve argued previously that analytic philosophy has a lot to give anarchism and vice-versa. Naturally this is a project that’s already begun … Continue reading

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An incredibly one-sided account of why Analytic Philosophy tends not to be radical, and a plea for more radical Analytic Philosophy.

Anyone who has either met me or read this blog has probably figured out by now that I am both a political radical (an anarcho-communist to be precise) and an Analytic Philosopher (broadly aligned with some mix of neo-positivism and … Continue reading

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The Egalitarian Case for Shoplifting

By redistributive I mean reducing the holdings of the rich in favor of those less well off. Almost all political philosophers who believe in redistribution believe that there’s not enough of it going on in our society. Thus the egalitarian … Continue reading

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