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Proudhon, Pierre Joseph. System of Economical Contradictions: or, the Philosophy of Misery
Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library



    THE
WORKS OF P. J. PROUDHON

VOLUME IV.
SYSTEM OF ECONOMICAL CONTRADICTIONS.
I.

Published and Sold by
BENJ. R. TUCKER, BOSTON, MASS.
1888

SYSTEM
OF
ECONOMICAL CONTRADICTIONS
OR,
THE PHILOSOPHY OF MISERY.

BY
P. J. PROUDHON

Destruam et ædificabo.
Deuteronomy: c. 32.


VOLUME FIRST.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY
BENJ. R. TUCKER

Published and Sold by
BENJ. R. TUCKER, BOSTON, MASS.
1888

University Press:
JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE



CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

CHAPTER I.

OF THE ECONOMIC SCIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

1. Opposition between Fact and Right in Social Economy43

2. Inadequacy of Theories and Criticisms . . .52

CHAPTER II.

OF VALUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

1. Opposition of Value in Use and Value in Exchange73

2. Constitution of Value; Definition of Wealth91

3. Application of the Law of Proportionality of Values108

CHAPTER III.

ECONOMIC EVOLUTIONS. -- FIRST PERIOD. -- THE DIVISION OF LABOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

1. Antagonistic Effects of the Principle of Division131

2. Impotence of Palliatives. -- MM. Blanqui, Chevalier, Dunoyer, Rossi, ant Passy . . . . . . . 144

CHAPTER IV.

SECOND PERIOD. -- MACHINERY . . . . . . . . . . 168

1. Of the Function of Machinery in its Relations to Liberty170

2. Machinery's Contradiction. -- Origin of Capital and Wages184

3. Of Preservatives against the Disastrous Influence of Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

CHAPTER V.

THIRD PERIOD. -- COMPETITION. . . . . . . . . . 217

1. Necessity of Competition. . . . . . . . . 217

2. Subversive Effects of Competition, and the Destruction of Liberty thereby . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

3. Remedies against Competition. . . . . . . 258

CHAPTER VI.

FOURTH PERIOD. -- MONOPOLY. . . . . . . . . . . 272

1. Necessity of Monopoly . . . . . . . . . . 273

2. The Disasters in Labor and the Perversion of Ideas caused by Monopoly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293

CHAPTER VII.

FIFTH PERIOD.POLICE, OR TAXATION. . . . . . . . 319

1. Synthetic Idea of the Tax.Point of Departure and Development of this Idea. . . . . . . . 321

2. Antinomy of the Tax . . . . . . . . . . . 332

3. Disastrous and Inevitable Consequences of the Tax. (Provisions, Sumptuary Laws, Rural and Industrial Police, Patents, Trade-Marks, etc.). . . . . . . . . . . 348

CHAPTER VIII.

OF THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MAN AND OF GOD, UNDER THE LAW OF CONTRADICTION, OR A SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM OF PROVIDENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403

1. The Culpability of Man. -- Exposition of the Myth of the Fall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409

2. Exposition of the Myth of Providence. -- Retrogression of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439

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