Godwin and Anarchism

William Godwin

William Godwin, a political thinker of Anarchism

William Godwin ia a political theorist, essayist and novelist. In both early and late lige, Godwin was regarded as a hack of no great distinction, but in the 1790s he achived wide proeminence, even notoriety, with his major work : Enquiry concerning political Justice (1793), in which he expressed the view that all types of government and society are neccesarily corrupt on amount of vested intesrests in prejudices of nationality and class.

His Anarhism, which was founded on strict determinist and utilitarian principles, exercised considerable influenced over the radical intellectuals of his time, and particularly attracted the romantic poets. Even on Malthus.

Cite this article as: Tim, "Godwin and Anarchism, May 24, 2012, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, May 24, 2012, https://www.the-philosophy.com/godwin-anarchism.

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