Anarchism and Human Nature

Key Ideas about Human Nature in Anarchism

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Is Anarchism positive or negative about human nature?
Positive and highly optimistic
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What does Utopianism mean?
The belief in an ideal or perfect society, critiquing the current system through the creation of a perfect alternative
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What happens to those who are brought up with power, privilege and wealth?
They become oppressive and tyrannical
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What do all humans have the potential to become?
Cooperative, sympathetic and sociable
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How do anarchists respond to Lord Acton's statement that 'power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely'?
Anarchists would argue that power in any shape or form will corrupt absolutely
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Why is anarchists' theory about the state often criticised?
It offers no explanation of the way in which political authority arose to start with
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