Anti-Fascism and the Ethics of Prefiguration

Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action

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Title Anti-Fascism and the Ethics of Prefiguration
 
Creator Franks, Benjamin; University of Glasgow
 
Subject Applied Ethics; Political Theory; Social Philosophy
anti-fascism, virtue theory, prefiguration, consequentialism, direct action, anarchism, Leninism,
 
Description There is a tension between rival anti-fascist praxes: social democratic, orthodox Marxist and indeed some anarchist movements privilege consequentialist approaches because the goal of defeating fascism is viewed as the supreme value, whilst most anarchists and heterodox Marxist approaches have tended to support prefigurative methods. This paper clarifies the concept of prefiguration to illustrate the differences and conflicts between these anti-fascist approaches and the possibilities of a convergence. In doing so it identifies and replies to some of the main criticisms of prefigurative anti-fascism.
 
Publisher Affinities Editorial Board and Publishing Collective
 
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Date 2014-06-02
 
Type research-article
virtue theory
 
Format application/x-download
text/html
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/affinities/index.php/affinities/article/view/80
 
Source Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action; Vol 8, No 1 (2014): Antiracist Anarchism
 
Language en
 
Coverage United Kingdom (with references to other European case studies)


 
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