Sorel: Reflections on Violence

Sorel: Reflections on Violence

by Georges Sorel
     
 

ISBN-10: 052155117X

ISBN-13: 9780521551175

Pub. Date: 11/04/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Georges Sorel' s Reflections on Violence (1908) remains a controversial text to this day. It unashamedly advocates the use of violence as a means of putting an end to the corrupt politics of bourgeois democracy and of bringing down capitalism. It is both dangerous and fascinating, of enduring importance and interest to all those concerned about the nature

Overview

Georges Sorel' s Reflections on Violence (1908) remains a controversial text to this day. It unashamedly advocates the use of violence as a means of putting an end to the corrupt politics of bourgeois democracy and of bringing down capitalism. It is both dangerous and fascinating, of enduring importance and interest to all those concerned about the nature of modern politics. This new student edition of Sorel's classic text is accompanied by notes, chronology, and bibliography, as well as a concise introduction to the context and content of this work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521551175
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/04/1999
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Reflections on Violence: Introduction; Part I. Class Struggle and Violence; Part II. The Decadence of the Bourgeoisie and Violence; Part III. Prejudices against Violence; Part IV. The Proletarian Strike; Part V. The Political General Strike; Part VI. The Ethics of Violence; Part VII. The Ethics of the Producers; Appendix I. Unity and multiplicity; Appendix II. Apology for violence; Appendix III. In defence of Lenin.

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