Gustav Landauer: le devenir révolutionnaire comme alternative anarchiste

Abstract : The German philosopher and activist Gustav Landauer (1870-1919) promoted an original form of “anarchism-socialism”, challenging thereby the social and political life under Wilhelm II. In questioning the norms of his time and their solidifying into a lasting system, Landauer advocated a detour through the individual in order to build community. His project of a society to be built “through separation” is an invitation for anyone to severe the artificial ties to existing institutions in order to find in the spirit that inhabits every live being the root of their longing for community. His conception, which is as much based on experiments made by “life reformers” as it was an inspiration for them, relies on the action of creative individuals in charge of their destiny. Beside the massive political systems of his time, Landauer’s work is full of concrete propositions for the realisation of alternatives. It also offers a reflection on alternativeness itself.
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Anatole Lucet. Gustav Landauer: le devenir révolutionnaire comme alternative anarchiste. Recherches Germaniques, Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2016, De la Lebensreform à l'altermondialisme. Métamorphoses de l'alternativité? Lebensreform – Antiglobalisierung. Metamorphose der Alternativbewegungen?, pp.69-88. ⟨http://journals.openedition.org/rg/846⟩. ⟨halshs-00962360⟩

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