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What does Marx say about the humanity of the ultra wealthy?

It's been a while since I read Marx, but I'm fairly certain that he describes them to be amoral rather than immoral: The capitalist is forced to grow, forced to play the game, whether they like it or ...
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Is tolerance for other cultures and peoples an essential trait of Western Humanism?

For some cultures, yes. For all cultures, no. There comes a point at which humanism must find itself opposed to any culture which is - to a certain extent - intolerant of any values humanism holds ...
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Is harming others always considered bad?

Why do humans consider causing bad to others as bad and represent it as bad act ? For an answer to this question you can simply apply this: 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you'. ...
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Can objective morality exist apart from the existence of a transcendent being?

They all seem to be trying to get an ought from an is. Who are "they all"? Anyway, I'll provide two things. Firstly, a taxonomy of theories that argue for "objective morality" (or something close ...
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Where exactly does the value of an individual human lie?

To the early Christian fathers, those who wrote the works compiled into what we now call today the Philokalia (the love of beauty), the value of human life is that of the nous, or consciousness of the ...
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What is the difference between a "human being" and an "individual"?

I mean in the end it's probably just preference of the author and where you place the priority. Like both terms could be used to describe a person with some level of abstraction and distance. Though &...
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Where exactly does the value of an individual human lie?

Values are very important to sustain dharma. And if one wants to know exactly where values lie, (strictly speaking) he must know himself; otherwise we can say it is in the mind. Since there is the ...
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Where exactly does the value of an individual human lie?

Regarding valuing humans in general, humans don't objectively have value, but we should value others because: We want to be valued (which may be aided by reciprocation) We'd want to be valued if we ...
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Secular humanism and ethics

I think Paul Kurtz does mean to use “ethics based upon reason” to mean ethical thinking that utilises empirical sciences, contrasting the way in which non-secular ethics rely on a sense of absolutism ...
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Does humanism's rejection of God necesitate relativism?

Both the terms you use, 'humanism' and 'moral relativism', have several meanings but a manageable discussion is still possible - and useful. You interpret 'humanism' as a view that excludes the ...
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How Humanism, the philosophy of the Enlightenment, and classical liberalism are related?

The relationship between classical liberalism and the Enlightenment is easy to identify. John Locke is a paradigm philosopher of the Enlightenment and often identified as the father of English ...
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Is human nature a problem for Marxists?

The short answer, no. "Human nature" does not cause any sort of problem for marxism. For more information look into "The Leviathon" by Thomas Hobbes or modern (after 1980s) studies ...
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Is human nature a problem for Marxists?

The short answer is: through the dialectic, or the process of the action and reaction of historical materialist processes. Hegel's picture of the dialectic was the manifesting of Absolute Idealism, ...
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What does Marx say about the humanity of the ultra wealthy?

Dialectical Materialism discovered the natural law that all classes under capitalism are determined more by their material position in the production process rather than on moral, individual freedom ...
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Is my existence contingent in experiences of nausea, and if so what is authenticity?

The nausea is the breakdown of a preconception, some network of assumptions that constitutes a paradigm that is giddyingly coming undone. On to the next, deeper level. Before & after are both ...
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Were the English and French Enlightenment thinkers influenced by Renaissance humanists?

Good question indeed. I never heard or read a connection between the two, something I find astonishing. One element of response could be in the 'tabula rasa' approach typical of enlightement ...
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Secular humanism and ethics

Logic is a guide to take you from premises to conclusions without taking a wrong turn. That means that even if you follow logic correctly, your conclusions are only as reasonable as your premises. If ...
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Is Confucianism a humanism?

The response to the question "Is Confucianism a humanism?" is yes and no. The points made below are backed by quotation from diverse documentation. Quotations concerning Confucianism as ...
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Is the foundation of morality subjectively survival and happiness, and why or why not?

The foundation of morality is the knowledge of good and evil, which itself is based on the concepts of pain and pleasure <== and those two, sure, are 100% subjective experiences! It is having them ...
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Is the foundation of morality subjectively survival and happiness, and why or why not?

Is the purpose of a fire to require more fuel? Having fuel is a precondition of having a fire, and it continuing to have fuel is a precondition of it remaining, to be a subject for discussion. ...
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Is the foundation of morality subjectively survival and happiness, and why or why not?

This is a very, very simple problem: morality is a code of conduct decided by human beings on the basis of our sense of fairness. Any community of humans needs a code of conduct simply to be able to ...
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What do Marxists make of contemporary technophobia?

For Marxism, industrialization, technological development, and innovation is a good thing because it lays the foundations for socialism. See my answer here. In fact, it says it right there in the ...
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What does the term "ego" really mean?

Greetings to Everyone, “To my mind, "Ego", conveys the idea of the "person" as the one responsible for subjectively making judgments about that which is external. In non-...
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What does the term "ego" really mean?

Welcome, gartien asimbahwe. 'Ego' is the Latin word for 'I' but its sense in modern philosophy depends very much on its context. In Descartes' 'cogito, ergo sum' (not his own phrase but a Latin ...
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About ideologies or movements for an unwanted werewolf, is Dualism? [Spanish accepted]

Thanks a lot to: – ClearMountainWay for guiding me in this endevor. There is a lot of recent study about the nature of animality sparked by the book "The Animal That Therefore I Am" by Jacques ...
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Is anger an adaptive trait? If so why should/not we get rid of it in a progressing civilization

Anger is entirely necessary and functional part of the human psyche. The entire point of this emotion is to make things fair, something that a progressive civilisation definitely needs. Like all other ...
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