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Does the current “ruling ontology” deny any possibility of a social causation of mental illness?

Suppose (without loss of too much generality) that I am anxious. There are two conceptualizations I could consider. First, the one given by the "ruling ontology": I suffer because I am ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

But even if colonialism is not palatable as it is a power structure of oppression, isn't there room for everybody to enjoy the benefits of lightbulbs (and vaccines, and a lot more)? Wouldn't rejecting ...
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What's the name of the "God creates Evil" fallacy?

It's not a fallacy, it's a paradox that must be addressed by pro-Christians, anti-Socialists/anti-Communists, etc that goes by the common name, "The Problem of Evil". Have the theists adequately ...
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Does the current “ruling ontology” deny any possibility of a social causation of mental illness?

"The current ruling ontology denies any possibility of a social causation of mental illness." The actual debate is about a politics where problems are essentially systemic vs a politics ...
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Would an universal basic income eliminate exploitation (a la Marx) in capitalism?

(This is a short unsourced answer for the time being, when I have the time later, I will update it with sources and details) From a Marxist point of view, UBI doesn't solve the problem of ...
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What is intrinsic in Capitalism which leads to accumulation of wealth with a minority?

Very roughly, a Marxist viewpoint would hold that inequality is intrinsic to capitalism since capitalism is a system in which the means of production are privately owned and are used to make profits ...
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Historically, what comes after Capitalism according to Marxist thinking?

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” -Buckminster Fuller Feudalism is considered the previous ...
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A different kind of ideology somewhat between capitalism and communism

Capitalism is an economic system. Free-markets and market-liberalisation are part of an ideological stance, typically called liberalism. Socialism is a model of shared ownership, which can include ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

Is science Eurocentric? Well, if one means that one pays homage to the language and philosophy of science, yes. The roots of science go back to the Ancient Greeks, and modern science was invented by ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

I think that there are several factors at work here in parallel. 1) Colonialism left a bad taste I think that the colonialism tie is somewhat of a correlation-not-causation effect: the West tried to ...
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How did subjectivity change with capitalism?

Capitalism for Marx I go along with David Miller's working definition of what capitalism meant for Marx : Capitalism - This is understood in Marx's nineteenth- century sense, as an economic ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

I don't know of a specific philosophical definition of decolonialism. I've found a discussion of decolonization, but it doesn't address your specific questions. So my answer will be "...
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Does the current “ruling ontology” deny any possibility of a social causation of mental illness?

Taking alone the three keywords from the heading of your post: Ontology – social causation – mental illness. There are different types of mental illness, see ICD-10. There are diffent social ...
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Capitalism stance on natural disasters

Providing resources for rebuilding private infrastructure would not be considered a role of government under the Objectivist conception of capitalism. People do not have a “right” to be free from the ...
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Capitalism stance on natural disasters

Sometimes a disaster takes place that will make human life impossible in some particular limited context - Ayn Rand calls this an emergency: http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/emergencies.html In ...
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Is (almost) every store unethical due to its pricing strategy?

Ethics of pricing Interesting question : the practice is as old as selling, but you object to it ethically or at least raise the question of its morality. I have not considered the practice from this ...
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A different kind of ideology somewhat between capitalism and communism

But innovation is driven not by morality, or by the wish to help, but by the wish to make one's life easier or to have more. Really? First, lets take it for granted that the major innovation in the ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

Questions Is this conclusion equivalent to science being a colonial posture? Is modernity euro-centric? Is the computer or the lightbulb, “colonial technology”? Am I working against my decolonial ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

No wonder as Mark Fisher observed "It is easier to imgine the end of the world, than the end of Capitalism." Because, Capitalism is so poorly defined in most discourse, that it has this ...
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Ethics of involuntary participation in an unethical hegemony

You cite some good examples. If you look at Das Kapital by Karl Marx, you can see that it is implicit that the worker is forced to participate in the capitalist system. They are metaphorically in ...
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Do Deleuze and Baudrillard really advocate extracting capitalism's "subversive energy"?

I am not an expert on Baudrillards views, so my response will relate only to what Deleuze & Guattari wrote on this theme, often labled "accelerationism". However what I understand of Baudrillard's ...
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Would an universal basic income eliminate exploitation (a la Marx) in capitalism?

Yes. Not only would it eliminate exploitation but it would eliminate capitalism all together: Because the generation of surplus is at the heart of what defines "capitalism" (at least in the ...
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Is (almost) every store unethical due to its pricing strategy?

I think the answer to this question depends a lot on your definition of what constitutes something 'unethical'. Obviously, I can't tell you what to believe, because I do not know your ethics. However, ...
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Is the internet a commodity in the Marxist sense?

The simplest definition of a commodity consistent with Marx is that it is anything produced for market exchange. Internet access is clearly a commodity in that sense. You pay for it. Even when you ...
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What is intrinsic in Capitalism which leads to accumulation of wealth with a minority?

Think of any board game that uses a resource management mechanic... at the beginning of the game, everyone starts with the same exact quantity of resources, and by the end of the game, some have (...
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A different kind of ideology somewhat between capitalism and communism

This position on Inheritance sounds a lot like John Stewart Mill's stance, discussed in his Principles of Political Economy (link to a relevant chapter on property), which is a bit more nuanced than ...
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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

Science is not by its nature a colonialist enterprise. But perhaps the scientific establishment that developed in the West did so as a byproduct of colonialism. That says nothing of the scientific ...
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