The knowledge that every social change is also a cultural transformation, poses the problem of the existence of an anarchist existential philosophy which is capable of providing a valid and complete alternative to that of Domination.
Up to now, anarchism has not been capable of creating such a philosophy.
The aim of this contribution will be to discern whether the history of anarchist thought and practice contains elements that can be useful for the elaboration of a libertarian philosophy of living, and to determine the cause if such elements are lacking.
To this end, the theoretical contributions and their influence on the daily life of militants have been analyzed, with particular attention being paid to the work of E. Armand.
This analysis has highlighted the incapability of "historical" anarchism to provide elements which, going beyond more general principles, can serve in the construction of an anarchist existential praxis suited to the present.