Philosophical Anarchism is a Libertarian Unity Anarchist school of thought which holds that the state lacks moral legitimacy whilst not supporting violence to eliminate it. He is very peaceful, wise, and individualistic.
PhilAn believes that the state lacks moral legitimacy but it shouldn't be brought down through violence. Instead of violence, they believe that state should be brought down gradual change and freeing individuals from opressive laws and social constraints of the state and allow all individuals to become self-determining and value-creating. Some may accept the existence of a minimal state as an unfortunate and temporary necessary evil, but they argue that citizens do not have a moral obligation to obey the state when its laws conflict with individual autonomy.
Personality and Behavior
PhilAn is very peaceful. He talks to statists in a calm way unlike the other anarchists which are a lot more violent. He is also very wise and can be seen giving life advice to other ideologies. He is very individualistic and often keeps to himself not really interacting with other ideologies much.
How to Draw
- Draw a ball,
- Fill the bottom half of the ball in dark magenta, and fill the top half in light magenta,
- Draw the Greek letter Phi (Φ) in the middle of the ball, in opposite colors to the ball (i.e. Dark on light, and light on dark.)
- Draw eyes and then you're done!
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- Anarcho-Individualism - My dear son though he doesn't talk to me much.
- Anarcho-Pacifism - Now that's the right attitude!
- Utopian Socialism - My best friend! Peaceful convincing is the best way forward.
- Egoism - You're might be individualistic but you're too violent.
- Noocracy - A fellow philosopher but I think we don't need to rule over others.
- Authoritarianism - You lack any mortal legitimacy to rule over the individual.
- Anarcho-Conservatism - Tories trying to call themselves anarchists? Please just stop...
- Insurrectionary Anarchism - You shouldn't use violence to overthrow the state.
- Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and its Influence on Morals and Happiness by William Godwin (1793)
- Caleb Williams: Or Things As They Are by William Godwin (1794)
- William Godwin: Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary by Peter Marshall (2017)
- Romantic Rationalist: A William Godwin Reader by Peter Marshall (2017)
- The Philosophical Anarchism of William Godwin by John P. Clark (2018)
- Philosophical Anarchism and Political Disobedience by Chaim Gans (1992)
- In Defense of Anarchism by Robert Paul Wolff (1998)
- Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to Classical Anarchism by Paul McLaughlin (2007)
- The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey by Michael Huemer (2012)
- Philosophical Anarchism and Political Obligation by Magda Egoumenides (2014)
- William Godwin was an early Socialist and Proto-Communist, his thought influenced the socialism of Robert Owen and Charles Fourier.