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Arguments against "The good life is a happy one"?

A utilitarian like Peter Singer would argue that the morally good life is one that maximizes happiness for the greatest number of people, which likely involves being vegetarian or vegan, and donating ...
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Arguments against "The good life is a happy one"?

Materialists (I'm thinking of Horkheimer, whom I have read very little of) do not think that happiness and the objects of desire are virtues, only that it is a fact that some people have virtue (such ...
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Are the justifications of an irrational society false?

While I'm not a critical theorist, here is a capitalism-critique as a bunch Horkheimer keywords: Instrumentalized Reason In capitalism, rationality is primarily concerned with efficiency, control, and ...
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Are the justifications of an irrational society false?

Horkheimer appears to be using "treated as a rational being" as a stand in for "treated as a morally prioritized object of value". One does not get the second from the first, ...
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Are the justifications of an irrational society false?

Unfortunately I can’t speak to your source, but perhaps some discussion of Heuristics and maladaptive behaviour might be useful here? So firstly, you’re quite correct - “Society says X, Society is ...
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