A critique of cultural axioms
The current aim of anarchism is that of enabling a viable future with no domination that can be effectively realized for significant portions of society, if not for everyone.
The author presents us with a critique of those implicit categories that, quiet and unperceived, implicate the most common postulates that lay at the basis of our thinking, focusing on such key themes as: authority, power and its visibility; western philosophy and anarchist thought; the presentation and representation of unity; knowledge and consciousness. He zones in on the political realm, the place where we can imagine a new way of life, beyond centuries of domination, exploitations and lack of freedom.
Criticizing and critiquing key contemporary cultural axioms, anarchist thought and practice flourish by establishing productive links with other segments of twentieth century critical thought, with the aim to promote a renewed anarchist proposal, able to rise to the challenges that await us in the twenty-first century.
Salvo Vaccaro (1959) teaches political philosophy at the University of Palermo. His research focuses on 20th century critical thought - with special attention to French thinkers like Foucault, Deleuze and Derrida - which he combines with contemporary anarchist theory in order to offer a precise analysis of our present and an anarchist and left-libertarian narration strengthened by philosophical readings and heterogeneous politics. For elčuthera he has edited the following anthologies: Il pianeta unico, processi di globalizzazione (1999), Pensare altrimenti, anarchismo e filosofia radicale del novecento (2011) e Agire altrimenti, anarchismo e movimenti radicali nel XXI secolo (2014).
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