Mikhail Bakunin’s True-Seeking: Anti-Intellectualism And The Anarchist Tradition

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Spring 2019
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In this essay, I argue that the nineteenth-century thinker and revolutionary Mikhail Bakunin anticipated many of the concerns of twenty-first century post-foundational anarchist theorists. I consider how current post-foundational anarchist critiques of representation, scientific rationality, and Enlightenment humanism echoes Mikhail Bakunin’s notion of ‘true-seeking’ and in so doing I problematise the post-foundational reading of Bakunin as a conventional child of the Enlightenment.

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