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 (pro͞o-dōN′), Pierre Joseph 1809-1865.
French anarchist who believed that human moral development would ultimately eliminate the need for laws and government.


(French prudɔ̃)
(Biography) Pierre Joseph (pjɛr ʒozɛf). 1809–65, French socialist, whose pamphlet What is Property? (1840) declared that property is theft



Pierre Joseph, 1809–65, French socialist and writer.
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Though neither by temperament nor conviction a revolutionist, Dostoevsky was one of a little group of young men who met together to read Fourier and Proudhon.
Se considera la Revolucion Francesa, Rousseau, Montesquieu y la Declaracion de los derechos del hombre y del ciudadano como influyentes en la independencia, pero tambien se presentaron ideales utopistas (Robert Owen, Fourier, Saint-Simon, Proudhon, Considerant .
In some ways Tucker and the Replogles were peas in a pod: Each mixed the radical egoism of Max Stirner with the monetary schemes of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.
Es alli, sin embargo, donde radica el mal, porque su fundamento, como lo dice la interpretacion que hemos hecho de la Caida, se basa en la posesion--la propiedad, afirmaba Proudhon, es el robo; la posesion, escribio Lanza, es el asesinato, es Cain, es el despojo--.
Karl Marx's The Poverty of Philosophy has played a key role in associating Pierre-Joseph Proudhon with the idea of labour-time money.
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Had Wilder read Cesaire's La Martinique telle qu'elle est, which dates from 1979, he could have cited the mayor of Fort-de-France to excellent effect: "In the great debate that opposes Marx to Proudhon, I am, on this precise point, on the side of Proudhon and Bakunin rather than that of Marx".
His friends and collaborators included Garibaldi, Mazzini, Michelet, Louis Blanc, Proudhon, Victor Hugo, and Thomas Carlyle.
His hero is 19th-century anarchist philosopher Pierre-Joseph Proudhon who coined the phrase "property is theft".
In this paper, on the basis of textual analysis and new archival materials recently published in France, I argue that Reclus's influence particularly affected the Annales's founder Lucien Febvre, and that it springs from not only Febvre's scholarly interest in Reclus, but also his early engagement in socialist milieus and sympathies for both anarchism and figures like Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.
Proudhon, na Filosofia do progresso (1853), julgava criteriosamente as Banhistas: "A imagem do vicio como a da virtude faz parte tanto do dominio da pintura quanto da poesia: segundo a licao que o artista quer dar, toda figura, bela ou feia, pode atingir a finalidade da arte".
Wistrich states his thesis clearly and explicitly: "A poisonous anti-Jewish legacy can be found in Marx, Fourier, and Proudhon, extending through the orthodox Communists and 'non-conformist' Trotskyists to the Islamo-Leftist hybrids of today" (xii).