In Hegelian political philosophy, these ideas mix in a way that celebrates citizenship and repair to the state. And in contemporary liberal political philosophy, it’s usually presumed that obedience to the legislation is required as a prima facie obligation (see Reiman 1972; Gans 1992).
The actuality of inequality, classism, elitism, racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression can be utilized to support an anarchist argument, holding that although a few people profit from state power, a larger majority suffers beneath it. Anarchists who share these varied commitments usually act upon their critique of authority by engaging in nonconformist practices (free love, nudism, gender disruption, and so on) or by forming intentional communities that stay “off the grid” and outdoors of the norms of mainstream tradition. In extreme types this turns into anarcho-primitivism or anti-civilizational anarchism (see Zerzan 2008, 2010; Jensen 2006).
Joseph Raz argues that the acceptance of authority implies … Read More