Philosophy Talk: Anarchy – Utopian Dream or Dystopian Nightmare?

Sep 1, 2017

Do we really need to be governed by a formal state, or is that merely something the state has convinced us we need?

Anarchism says there's no need for a state, that it would be better to have a society without central government. Anarchists dislike the often heavy-handed authority that government brings. Yet the dream of the stateless society is not a simple one. How can we have law and order without government? What's involved in a self-governed society, free from authority? And how could we ever peacefully transition from central governance to anarchy? John and Ken question authority with James Martel from San Francisco State University, editor of How Not To Be Governed: Readings and Interpretations from a Critical Anarchist Left.

Sunday 9/03 at 10 am and Tuesday 9/05 at 12 noon.