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What did Judith Butler mean by "differential axis of domination" in Gender Trouble?

What follows is pure exegesis. 1. The notion of subject In the first part of the quote, she basically shifts the notion of "subject". Subject in that context is not used as in "...
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Is "democracy" a preferential system, even when everyone has "just one vote"?

If by 'democracy' you mean 'majority rule', then democracy will ex hypothesi favour the majority and its preferences. There is no inherent reason why those preferences should not allow for and include ...
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Are there ethicists who defend the conclusion that "harm" be defined by the individual being harmed?

As we have seen of late, and as Jonathan Haidt so adeptly pointed out in his The Coddling of the American Mind, the concept of harm has essentially been reconstituted to include things like having ...
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What does it mean for someone to "found a state/government"? And why can they do it?

When people talk about 'founding' a state, they mean two things: Defining a certain territorial region that the 'state' will have sovereign authority to administer and control. Creating a body of ...
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What distinguishes a Hypocrite from Demagogue?

Welcome johnsmiththelird I read your question with interest. It does have philosophical dimensions, which I've tried to show below. I'm not sure how much we gain when we conceptualise hyocrisy (and ...
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