Born into the Russian aristocracy, Peter Kropotkin was one of the most important political and social thinkers of the late nineteenth century. A talented geographer, an explorer in his early youth, Kropotkin was also a revolutionary socialist and has long been considered one of the most influential theoreticians of the anarchist movement. By his exemplary life, and by generating a treasury of fertile ideas, he undoubtedly stirred the imagination of his own generation. Yet although his books are still being published, and he has had a deep influence in many fields, outside of anarchist circles Kropotkin is very much a neglected scholar.
In this pioneering study, Brian Morris seeks to affirm the contemporary relevance of Kropotkin as a political and moral philosopher, and as a social ecologist. Well-researched, wide-ranging, and lucidly written, Morris’s analysis is an important contribution to the history of anarchism and to contemporary debates in political theory and social ecology.
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Brian Morris (Sussex, England) is emeritus professor of anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and the author of many books, including The Power of Animals, Western Conceptions of the Individual, and Anthropological Studies of Religion.Review:
“Peter Kropotkin has been largely ignored as a utopian crackpot, but Brian Morris demonstrates in this wide-ranging and detailed analysis that Kropotkin addressed significantly and perceptively the major issues of the present day.” —Harold B. Barclay, author, People without Government: An Anthropology of Anarchy
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Book Description Humanity Books 2003-12, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1591021588. Bookseller Inventory # 558621