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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Nov 20, Walt rated it it was amazing. Concluding at each stage that mutual aid and support, and not mutual struggle, sustains life. Kropotkin’s work contains a lot of references to 19th century biology, sociology and anthropology.

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Examples of altruism in animals include kin selection and reciprocal altruism. Is Kropotkin’s view of human nature completely inaccurate and confounded by the available evidence? If Kropotkin drew inappropriate hope for social reform from his concept of nature, other Darwinians had erred just as firmly and for motives that most of us would now decry in justifying imperial conquest, racism, and oppression of industrial workers as the harsh outcome of natural selection in the competitive mode.

Taking pretty much everything that current cultural and social thought vultures around down a couple of notches, Kropotkin makes a logical, sad-because-it-was-even-necessary argument for what biologists now call mutualism.

L’ajuda mútua: un factor en l’evolució

To see what your friends mutka of this book, please sign up. It is interesting that he singles out the non-conformist church as uniting against the established church in support of the poor. While helping them to thwart the Feudal owners the centralised State was established. For example, did you know a female kangaroo can ‘freeze’ an embryo aayuda literally–it’s not a matter of cold, just of slowing the maturation rate in bad seasons, then reactivate the same pregnancy later?

Even in the period dominated by the great states, the present for Kfopotkin, mutual aid institutions still flourished despite the state’s intimidating presence. The land was still the common property of the tribe. Mike Menser made me read it for a class he was teaching on social philosophy.


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I was expecting more from this book This is true in several other Indo-European languages, as well. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The concept just seemed so basic that it didn’t seem necessary to read the damn thing. I was most interested in savage and barbarian society, where again, he’s preaching to the choir, but that makes this book a feel-good read for me and in fact an escape from other lines of thought. The book provides a strong challenge to the “nature red in tooth and claw” mentality of some kopotkin the followers of Darwin and Malthus in the social sciences: I could have gone back and found the citation, and reread that part again: The subsequent chapters trace the history of humanity through a picturesque sequence of snapshots of human collectivism but with a fundamentally libertarian bent.

The essays each focus on mutual aid amongst one of the following: It had its own self-jurisdiction, its own military force, its own general assemblies, its own traditions of struggles, glory, and independence, its own relations with other guilds of the same trade in other cities; it had, in a word, a full organic life which could only result from the muua of the vital functions.

He is also subject to the great kro;otkin of Mutual Aid which grants the best chances of survival to those who best support each other in the struggle for life.

As a whole, I found the book a useful perspective on nature and society, although it could kropotkln benefit from more biological and anthropological information. Apr 02, Josiah Miller muttua it really liked it Shelves: At the time, no research on gorillas in the wild had been done. Works by Peter Kropotkin books Books about evolution Heinemann publisher books Mutualism biology Philosophy books Works originally published in Nineteenth Century periodical.


Essential to the understanding of human evolution a 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.

Both of those themes continue in extreme importance well into the present. I may do this sometime–but if I had read the appendices at once, I wouldn’t have needed to do the labor. Oct 18, P. As with other political thinkers, so, too, with Kropotkin–his analysis of human nature is critical for understanding his overall philosophical position. Before this book, evolution always favor those who can out-compete that lead to zero-sum games.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I wish evolutionary theory had continued on its Russian path, or perhaps, that I lived there. It offers a great contribution to evolutionary theory that is still relevant today, in the guise of group selection theory, and many ways still offering a valuable platform for future research.

He was one of the first systematic students of animal communities, and may be regarded as the founder of modern social ecology.

Such an interesting book! Quotes from Mutual Aid. Primitive man always preferred peace to war, though migration was sometimes necessary and often led to war. But the chapters about barbarians and the mediaeval city, totally filled in a gap ayudz my understanding of the history after the fall of the Roman empire and before the modern era, and the origins of some of the hierarchical structures that plague us to this day.

An interesting combination when read with Darwin’s original writings, and supplement to any contemporary liberal thinker’s library.