Théorie de la propriété. (Oeuvres posthumes de P.-J. Proudhon.). Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.
Théorie de la propriété. (Oeuvres posthumes de P.-J. Proudhon.)
Proudhon’s Last Words on Property

Théorie de la propriété. (Oeuvres posthumes de P.-J. Proudhon.)

Paris; Bruxelles, [etc.]: Librairie Internationale; A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie, 1866. First edition. In somewhat later half leather, with gilt title on spine. [4], iii, [1], 310, 4, [2] p. Bookplate on pastedown. Slight rubbing at extremities, lower corners bumped. Inside clean. Overall in fine condition.

First edition of Proudhon posthumously published last essay.

Proudhon’s last essay, the "Théorie de la propriété" was posthumously published from an unfinished manuscript written around 1862, in the year of his death by friends. “What becomes clear from this work is that there is no significant change in Proudhon’s perspective on property and possession. The usual themes of his work are there, such as the land as common property, workers’ associations, and the absolutist nature of property. His apparent new found support for ‘property’ is not for capitalist private property. Rather, it is for property which combines ownership and use. As such, rather than a conversion away from his previous ideas this work represented more a slight shift in his position. The vision expounded is the familiar Proudhonian one of and artisan, peasant and workers co-operative based economy” (McKay, 2011).

Bibl.: McKay, I.: Property Is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Anthology. Edinburgh; Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2011. pp. 775–784.


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