What is property?

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon ; edited and translated by Donald R. Kelley and Bonnie G. Smith

This is a 1994 translation of one of the classics of the traditions of anarchism and socialism. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was a contemporary of Marx and one of the most acute, influential and subversive critics of modern French and European society. His What is Property? (1840) produced the answer 'Property is theft'; the book itself has become a classic of political thought through its wide-ranging and deep-reaching critique of private property as at once the essential institution of Western culture and the root cause of greed, corruption, political tyranny, social division and violation of natural law. A critical and historical introduction situates Proudhon's 'diabolical work' (as he called it) in the context of nineteenth-century social and legal controversy and of the history of political thought in general.

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  • 1. Method followed in this work
  • 2. Property considered as a natural right
  • 3. Labor as the efficient cause of the domain of property
  • 4. That property is impossible: demonstration
  • 5. Psychological exposition of the idea of the just and the unjust and the determination of the principle of government and right.

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書名 What is property?
著作者等 Kelley, Donald R.
Proudhon, P.-J.
Smith, Bonnie G
Proudhon Pierre-Joseph
書名別名 Qu'est-ce que la propriété?
シリーズ名 Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1994
ページ数 xxxvii, 225 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0521405556
NCID BA21648028
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言語 英語
原文言語 フランス語
出版国 イギリス