Tag: Marxism
El materialismo y el libertarismo grueso
Eric Fleischmann. Artículo original: Materialism and Thick Libertarianism, del 2 de agosto de 2022. Traducción al español de Camila Figueroa. Hace dos años hice una presentación titulada “Prerrequisitos para la libertad: Una perspectiva anarquista individualista” a un grupo de discusión de filosofía, en la que hablé de la conexión entre el libertarianismo grueso y el…
Materialismo e Libertarismo Grosso
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale: Materialism and Thick LIbertarianism, del 2 agosto 2022. Tradotto da Enrico Sanna. Due anni fa illustrai ad un gruppo di discussione di filosofia una relazione dal titolo “Prerequisiti della libertà nell’ottica anarco-individualista”, in cui parlando del nesso tra libertarismo grosso e anarco-individualismo nordamericano ottocentesco spiegavo come, per giungere ad un sincero…
Materialism and Thick Libertarianism
Two years ago, I gave a presentation titled “Prerequisites for Freedom: An Individualist Anarchist Perspective” to a philosophy discussion group, in which I talked about the connection between thick libertarianism and 19th century North American individualist anarchism and how progressive and liberatory values are necessary for genuine and necessarily anti-capitalist individualism. For the uninitiated, the…
“Il Socialismo Marxiano”, di Laurance Labadie
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il 9 giugno 2022 con il titolo Laurance Labadie’s “Marxian Socialism”. Traduzione italiana di Enrico Sanna. Il socialismo può essere interpretato in parte come l’eterna aspirazione, l’eterna fede dell’uomo in un futuro migliore. L’atteggiamento dogmatico e presuntuoso bolla il socialismo come antiscientifico. Nell’interpretare materialisticamente la storia, il socialismo esagera l’importanza…
Desmontando la colectividad
De Dawie Coetzee. Artículo original publicado el 13 de mayo de 2022 con título Taking Collectivity Apart. Traducción al español por Camila Figueroa. Hay una expresión en afrikáans, om die dam onder die eend uit te ruk. Traducida literalmente, significa “sacar el estanque de debajo del pato”, llevar una cosa tan lejos que empieza a…
Marx, conflicto y cooperativas
De Eric Fleischmann. Artículo original: Marx, Conflict and Cooperatives, del 21 de diciembre de 2021. Traducido al español por Vince Cerberus. Karl Marx y Friedrich Engels discuten en El Manifiesto Comunista que “[l]a historia de toda la sociedad existente hasta ahora es la historia de las luchas de clases. Hombres libres y esclavos, patricios y plebeyos, señores y…
Laurance Labadie’s “Marxian Socialism”
Marxian Socialism Socialism can be explained partially by man’s eternal desire and faith in a better life to come [1]. The very attitude of dogmatism and cock-sureness brands Socialism as unscientific. The socialists hold an exaggerated idea of the importance of economics in the materialistic interpretation of history. They hold the incorrect labor-cost theory of…
Taking Collectivity Apart
There is an expression in Afrikaans, om die dam onder die eend uit te ruk. Translated literally, it means “to pluck the pond out from under the duck,” to take a thing so far that it begins to miss its own point. The expression springs to mind because an obsession with groups of people literally…
Nessun Complotto Capitalista Dietro i Problemi dell’azione Collettiva
Di Frank Miroslav. Originale pubblicato il 2 aprile 2022 con il titolo Why Collective Action Problems Are Not a Capitalist Plot. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Perché dalla ragione individuale a quella collettiva non è un passo Un vecchio chiodo fisso dell’estrema sinistra è che l’assenza di attività radicali è colpa di qualche soggetto collettivo che,…
Pourquoi les problèmes d’action collective ne sont pas des complots capitalistes
Frank Miroslav. Article original: Why Collective Action Problems Are Not a Capitalist Plot. Traduction française par anonyme. Sur l’importance de passer de la rationalité individuelle à la rationalité collective Un incontournable de la gauche radicale est de blâmer l’absence d’activité radicale, par un sujet collectif particulier perçu comme ayant un potentiel, sur quelques subterfuges capitalistes….
Por qué los problemas de acción colectiva no son un complot capitalista
Frank Miroslav. Artículo original: Why Collective Action Problems Are Not a Capitalist Plot, del 2 de abril de 2022. Traducido al español por Camila Figueroa. Sobre la no trivialidad de pasar de la racionalidad individual a la colectiva Ha sido un pilar de la izquierda radical durante mucho tiempo culpar de la falta de actividad…
Why Collective Action Problems Are Not a Capitalist Plot
On the Non-Triviality of Going from Individual to Collective Rationality It’s been a mainstay of the radical left for a long time to blame the lack of radical activity by whatever particular collective subject they believe to have potential on some sort of capitalist subterfuge. The various arguments for what exactly happened range considerably, but…
Transhumanism and Egoism
I’ve been called upon to give a transhumanist perspective on egoism. I think that this is a pretty simple critique so I’m going to largely spend this piece talking about why egoists should take it seriously. If you’re already convinced of the importance of thinking rigorously, please just skip my self-indulgent rant and go to…
Marx, il Conflitto, le Cooperative
Di Eric Fleischmann. Originale pubblicato il 21 dicembre 2021 con il titolo Marx, Conflict and Cooperatives. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Marx e Engels nel Manifesto dicono: “la storia dell’umanità non è che una storia di lotte di classe. Uomini liberi e schiavi, patrizi e plebei, baroni e servi, oppressori ed oppressi, in opposizione costante, hanno…
Marx, Conflict, and Cooperatives
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels argue in The Communist Manifesto that “[t]he history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guildmaster and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden,…
Anti-Engels (or Anti-Anti-Duhring Aktion)
Recent years have seen a resurrection of a Great Man Of History Marxist scholasticism that fixates on some (easily accessible) Original Core Texts of supposed genius and discards all the complicated stuff afterwards, certainly everything in recent decades. This impulse is the product of a mass flocking to radical leftism wherein new recruits have little…
On Work Abolition: Rejecting the Alien Hermeneutics of the Oppressor
Advocating work abolition, I encounter one specific objection very often. “Work,” they say, does not refer to, nor imply, coerced labour. An authoritarian Marxist I recently encountered made the claim that to speak of work abolition is the language of “empty” radicalism. They went on to claim that such “empty” radical language is confined to…
The Methodenstreit Revisited: Marginalism and the Lost Power Context
View or download a PDF copy of Kevin Carson’s C4SS Study: The Methodenstreit Revisited: Marginalism and the Lost Power Context The Methodenstreit was a long-running and fairly acrimonious debate over the methodology of economic science, between Carl Menger (posthumously regarded as the founder of Austrian economics) and Gustav Schmoller of the German Historical School, which eventually…
Agoric Cafe: Markets vs. Capitalism in The ABC of Communism
In episode no. 4 of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long discusses the distinction between markets and capitalism in Bukharin and Preobrazhensky’s ABC of Communism, and in the Marxist tradition generally; or, how Marxism twists itself into a pretzel to avoid endorsing free-market anti-capitalism. Watch it here or below.
La Giornata delle Vittime del Capitalismo
Di Kevin Carson. Originale: Victims of Capitalism Day, pubblicato il 10 maggio 2020. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Su Reason Ilya Somin, secondo una sua pratica annuale iniziata nel 2007, ha scelto il primo maggio, festa dei lavoratori, per commemorare la “Giornata delle Vittime del Comunismo”. Somin parla di 80-100 milioni di vittime nel ventesimo secolo…
Anarchy and Democracy
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
The Anatomy of Escape
Organization Theory