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Studying input that various disciplines have on subject makes you understand some more why anarchy is rather impossible to achieve in any other way than unpremeditated violence it comes disguised as mostly.
Economists, experts if not inventors of models so heavily in use in all disciplines now, are refreshingly unscrupulous in doing away with state organisation as we know it today, yet alternatives they come up with turn out often more tedious than what governments propose anyway. However, economists do have most leeway it seems to argue case for greater thought of alternative rule. The current rise of libertarian thought that's by product of US global dominance goes hand in hand with ideas that economists have been mumbling on about for ages; leave world to its chaos and one way or other an order will emerge. Most of them base their systems on appropriation of property in some way or other, which might be a good idea. Basing your initial foundation around who owns what is proving a workable concept if you look at European Union. But somehow it feels a bit hollow and to only have economic principles ruling a society would essentially be degrading for humanity.
The ideas of other scholars provide more exciting input. Philosophers come out with by far most interesting ideas but it might be frustrating to gauge just how consequential or tennable their views are for rest of world. The current trend in academies is to loosen philosophical debate from belief that it is arguing about a real reality. This has opened up discipline to condemnation that their so called 'language games' is reducing philosophers to fools rather than wise men. Yet this dismissal is unfounded, because not all philosophers stick to idea that reality is merely known through language and even if this were case anyway, there would still be too much value in this to dismiss it.
From practical point of view however, philosophers come in most handy when structured thought about alternative society organisation is focused on technology or science or a mixture of both. The debate in sciences and in philosophy of science over whether reality is determined by interwoven forces or whether there is no relation between them -the battle between determinists and pluralists- is by far not resolved. Yet, given modern society's leaning to include anything to do with our immediate future, it is likely that not only will we see this debate feature prominently in any research on alternative ways of organising real life, but also in established system. In fact, anarchization of life has started ages ago, and we simply need to realise it.
All efforts by humans are geared toward mastering dizzying intricacies of life some way or other, but speed at which this takes place is a determining factor for success rate more than anything else. The sciences provide this speed, so it's no wonder that rest of disciplines are gathered around this consternation and have started to provide their tools in a scientific light.
That is why it is interesting to see what's going on in philosophy of science. It appears to yield ideas for finding decisive answers as to whether philosophers are right in stating that researching chances for a country to be ruled by alternative rule might be pointless because -as many economists, philosophers and scientists claim- way reality interrelates is determined by forces we do not have a chance to control. The debate is by dint of nature of perceived progress of sciences imperative for any initial thought on way society can be organised alternatively.
Angelique van Engelen is a freelance writer working for www.contentclix.com and living in the Netherlands. She also contributes to a writing ring http://clixyPlays.blogspot.com