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In this cornerstone of modern liberal social theory, Peter Kropotkin states that the En la práctica de la ayuda mutua, cuyas huellas podemos seguir hasta las. Piotr Kropotkin: La Ayuda Mutua: un factor en la evolución. According to Kropotkin, competition within a species is the rare exception .. de cómo la ayuda mutua es un factor de evolución hcia una sociedad más justa.

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For any type of progress Kropotkin argues that mutual aid is much better than mutual struggle. View all 17 comments. In this cornerstone of modern liberal social theory, Peter Kropotkin states that the most effective human and animal communities are essentially cooperative, rather than competitive. Kropotkin presents a wider view of what “survival of the fittest” truly means.

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Instead Kropotkin argues that mutual aid has pragmatic advantages for the survival of human and animal communities and, along with the consciencehas been promoted through natural selection.

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. From animals who help each other, to earlier humans who survived only because of their communal communistic approach to even present society where despite the inequalities kroporkin by division of mufua, the masses sill help each other to survive. Pyotr in about pages completely dispels the notion of Lw individualism, and presents facts that show that societies that based their structure on cooperation, rather than competition achieved the highest economic, scientific, and moral levels.

In many ways, his work is ayyda that far from Herbert Spencer’s much-maligned work on evolutionary ethics. This formulation has not been used for several decades, and it’s often misunderstood. Return to Kropotkinn Page. The ‘Hottentots’ Kropotkin references now called Khoisan were never a single ayida entity. Perhaps the future of “mutual aid” obeys more the principles of capitalist free trade utopia rather than a syndicalist communist utopia.

The concept of an ‘extended family’ is a krropotkin developed as a technical term to define people who did not live in such ‘patriarchal families’: One of the first advocates of anarchist communism, Kropotkin advocated a communist society free from central government.


One thing Kropotkin doesn’t seem to have realized is that by keeping alive creatures ‘unfit’ for the current environment, qualities that would be useful in other environments may be preserved think the lungfish in the drying-out pond, which have stiffened fins and can walk to another pond–a favorite example of Mtuua Kropotkin argues something else which I wish he’d documented better. One can reject this conclusion, as well as his sunny reading of premodern history, and yet come away feeling that he got the main elements of humanity’s progress just about right.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sep 29, J. This conclusion is almost identical to that of Herbert Spencer, since both emphasize freedom and cooperation as the keys to human progress and happiness.

I wonder what Kropotkin would have said if he was to face the alienation and isolation of man in modern societies. Such an interesting book! It’s true that there were cases in quite a few places in which a ‘rich’ person’s property was buried with the deceased, and others where the property was destroyed. This was also a great read, and after this I went on to The Conquest kropotkiin Bread.

Medical knowledge and sanitation are necessary for any large community to survive–and development of such things is too often neglected without an understanding of the nature and process of disease. The organisation recognised the family as a unit and the private accumulation of wealth, but this was strictly limited to moveable items.

The book was not written as a unit–it was pieced together from essays published, in large part, in the journal The Nineteenth Century. But this tendency was showing a decrease in later years, mainly because society was pushed to individualism by centralized governments around the world, that tried really hard to destroy workers’ complex mutual aids organizations. The argument and science probably won’t sit well with the socially insecure on the left or the right since, well, it basically says care krlpotkin other people and we’ll hitch up kropotkln pants and soldier on into a glorious future.


Part of a series on Anarcho-communism Concepts. Two stars thanks to the remarkable examples of mutual aid in the animal kingdom.

Huxley pissed Kropotkin off enough that he wrote this book. Apr 12, John Byrnes rated it it was amazing.

L’ajuda mútua: un factor en l’evolució – Viquipèdia, l’enciclopèdia lliure

He fundamentally blames the power of centralizing ideas as the destroyers of the libertarian promise of the medieval city. As a whole, I found the book a useful perspective on nature and society, although it could definitely benefit from more biological and anthropological information.

At the time the articles on which this book was based were written, Kropotkin was living in Britain, which explains not only his idiomatic English, but also odd phrases like ‘in this country, we For early man the clan was the main form of organisation and self restraint and self interest was sacrificed for the good of the clan. Jan 16, Umur rated it liked it. But there are even better methods in nature.

Mutual Aid

He waxes poetical about their lost liberties, ayud so many betrayed utopias, in the hands of the feudal lords and political usurpers. The rest of the book is about as you’d expect, giving illustrations of cooperation from “savage” societies and modern societies, and talking about ways in which the modern state works against them.

Both of those themes continue in extreme importance well into the present. The book provides a strong challenge to the “nature kropotiin in tooth and claw” mentality of some of the followers of Darwin and Malthus in the social sciences: If it had, Kropotkin would have known that, except for unmated mostly young males, ALL gorillas live in social groups, composed of a male, several females, and their offspring.

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