Editorial: PM Press

ISBN: 9781629638744

336 págs.

Mutual Aid

An Illuminated Factor of Evolution

One hundred years after his death, Peter Kropotkin is still one of the most inspirational figures of the anarchist movement. It is often forgotten that Kropotkin was also a world-renowned geographer whose seminal critique of the hypothesis of competition promoted by Social Darwinism helped revolutionize modern evolutionary theory. An admirer of Darwin, he used his observations of life in Siberia as the basis for his 1902 collection of essays Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution.
Kropotkin demonstrated that mutually beneficial cooperation and reciprocity—in both individuals and as a species—plays a far more important role in the animal kingdom and human societies than does individualized competitive struggle. Kropotkin carefully crafted his theory making the science accessible. His account of nature rejected Rousseau’s romantic depictions and ethical socialist ideas that cooperation was motivated by the notion of “universal love.” His understanding of the dynamics of social evolution shows us that the power of cooperation—whether it is bison defending themselves against a predator or workers unionizing against their boss. His message is clear: solidarity is strength!
Every page of this new edition of Mutual Aid has been beautifully illustrated by one of anarchism’s most celebrated current artists, N.O. Bonzo. The reader will also enjoy original artwork by GATS and insightful commentary by David Graeber, Ruth Kinna, Andrej Grubacic, and Allan Antliff.

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Piotr Alekséievitx Kropotkin (1842-1921) Geògraf, naturalista, pensador i agitador anarquista, la vida de Piotr Kropotkin és una mostra de relació inseparable entre pensament i acció. Fill d’una família aristocràtica russa i de formació militar, va fer les seves primeres investigacions científiques a les zones de Manxúria i el nord de Sibèria. Després d’abandonar l’Exèrcit pel seu rebuig del règim tsarista, juntament amb una prolífica activitat acadèmica, es va dedicar a una agitació política en la qual va ser determinant el seu contacte amb els cercles del socialisme llibertari europeu. La seva activitat política el va portar a la presó dues vegades: primer a Rússia i, després de fugir i exiliar-se, també a França, on va patir presó durant quatre anys. Actiu políticament fins a la seva mort l'any 1921, va protagonitzar una de les més agres polèmiques al si de l’anarquisme i dels cercles antimilitaristes en posicionarse a favor de França durant la Gran Guerra.   Entre les seves obres destaquem La moral anarquista (1891), La conquesta del pa (1892), Camps, fàbriques i tallers (1899) i El suport mutu (1902).
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Illustrated by N.O. Bonzo
Introduction by David Graeber & Andrej Grubacic
Foreword by Ruth Kinna
Postscript by GATS
Afterword by Allan Antliff

Mutual Aid

An Illuminated Factor of Evolution

30,00

One hundred years after his death, Peter Kropotkin is still one of the most inspirational figures of the anarchist movement. It is often forgotten that Kropotkin was also a world-renowned geographer whose seminal critique of the hypothesis of competition promoted by Social Darwinism helped revolutionize modern evolutionary theory. An admirer of Darwin, he used his observations of life in Siberia as the basis for his 1902 collection of essays Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution.
Kropotkin demonstrated that mutually beneficial cooperation and reciprocity—in both individuals and as a species—plays a far more important role in the animal kingdom and human societies than does individualized competitive struggle. Kropotkin carefully crafted his theory making the science accessible. His account of nature rejected Rousseau’s romantic depictions and ethical socialist ideas that cooperation was motivated by the notion of “universal love.” His understanding of the dynamics of social evolution shows us that the power of cooperation—whether it is bison defending themselves against a predator or workers unionizing against their boss. His message is clear: solidarity is strength!
Every page of this new edition of Mutual Aid has been beautifully illustrated by one of anarchism’s most celebrated current artists, N.O. Bonzo. The reader will also enjoy original artwork by GATS and insightful commentary by David Graeber, Ruth Kinna, Andrej Grubacic, and Allan Antliff.

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Editorial: PM Press

ISBN: 9781629638744

336 págs.

Piotr Alekséievitx Kropotkin (1842-1921) Geògraf, naturalista, pensador i agitador anarquista, la vida de Piotr Kropotkin és una mostra de relació inseparable entre pensament i acció. Fill d’una família aristocràtica russa i de formació militar, va fer les seves primeres investigacions científiques a les zones de Manxúria i el nord de Sibèria. Després d’abandonar l’Exèrcit pel seu rebuig del règim tsarista, juntament amb una prolífica activitat acadèmica, es va dedicar a una agitació política en la qual va ser determinant el seu contacte amb els cercles del socialisme llibertari europeu. La seva activitat política el va portar a la presó dues vegades: primer a Rússia i, després de fugir i exiliar-se, també a França, on va patir presó durant quatre anys. Actiu políticament fins a la seva mort l'any 1921, va protagonitzar una de les més agres polèmiques al si de l’anarquisme i dels cercles antimilitaristes en posicionarse a favor de França durant la Gran Guerra.   Entre les seves obres destaquem La moral anarquista (1891), La conquesta del pa (1892), Camps, fàbriques i tallers (1899) i El suport mutu (1902).
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Illustrated by N.O. Bonzo
Introduction by David Graeber & Andrej Grubacic
Foreword by Ruth Kinna
Postscript by GATS
Afterword by Allan Antliff