Proudhon: What is Property? Paperback
Edited by Donald R. (Rutgers University, New Jersey) Kelley, Bonnie G. (Rutgers University, New Jersey) Smith
Part of the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 270 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 25/02/1994
- Category: History of ideas
- ISBN: 9780521405560