To be governed or not to be governed?

Does our contemporary society need a government or can it do without one? The question may seem delusional to some but not to Philosophy Magazine, which organized a debate between Catherine Malabou and Jean-Claude Monod on this subject. Darling Anar Anarchy is making a comeback! Two forms are distinguished, the libertarianism of big capital, and … Read more

What is the priority view of society?

Before being bad in society, we are bad in our skin.All social problems are dealt with in the wrong first direction, teleological. The real first is ontological: why am I unwell before being bad in what surrounds me? There is a crowd on my identity path Certainly my discomfort comes from what surrounded me. This … Read more

How can we exercise our power without hierarchy?

The citizen’s restrained dream To exercise complete and unmediated power over one’s own life is the dream of every citizen. Ouch! The title of “citizen” immediately curbs the dream. Others surround me, with their competing hopes. They have to be reconciled. “Integral and without intermediary” remain theoretical. If I am on the local population density … Read more

Egodemocrat: the imposture

Non-democrats in democracy Neologisms are convenient, I create my share of them. But is “egodemocrat”, that of Eric Thiers, well found? Not only is there a very precise term for what it describes: anarchist. But ‘egodemocrat’ is a decoy, a sneaky, a contradiction in itself. An egodemocrat is indeed not a democrat. He is a … Read more

The Century of Darkness

A philosophical revival that founded the technological boom The Age of Enlightenment is synonymous with philosophical renewal. The eighteenth century saw the rise of rationalism and liberalism against religious obscurantism and noble conservatism. The Enlightenment is the one that great minds project on the world and the human condition. Humanity is getting rid of metaphysical … Read more

For or against political parties?

Antagonism over political parties Weil is opposed to Kelsen in this debate about philomag. The first vilifies the parties, “leprosy that prevents men from converging towards the just and the true.” For the second, “the ideal of a general interest superior to the interests of groups, is a metaphysical illusion”. Both are partially right. The … Read more

What would an effective ecology be?

The flaws of an anarchist ecology What about the ecologist galaxy? It has its scientists, its spokesmen, its parties, its extremists. No governance. Undoubtedly its major handicap in the face of highly structured mega-industries. Lack of direction that leaves opponents’ lines in the running. Some, radical, cause great harm to the movement. Serene anarchism in … Read more