Anti-Fascism and the Ethics of Prefiguration

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

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Field Value
 
Title Anti-Fascism and the Ethics of Prefiguration
 
Creator Franks, Benjamin
 
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
 
Date 2014-06-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
virtue theory
 
Format application/x-download
text/html
 
Identifier http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/affinities/article/view/6108
 
Source Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action; Antiracist Anarchism
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/affinities/article/view/6108/5753
http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/affinities/article/view/6108/5754
 
Coverage United Kingdom (with references to other European case studies)
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action
 

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