Author: Dan Lowe Categories: Historical Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Race Word Count: 999 Listen here, video below Aristotle (384-322 BC) is one of the greatest philosophers, and his moral and political philosophy remains especially influential. But he also believed that, for some people, being enslaved was just and even beneficial for … Continue reading Aristotle’s Defense of Slavery
Karl Marx’s Conception of Alienation
This essay focuses specifically on Marx’s theory of alienation, which rests on Marx’s specific claims about both economics and human nature.
Author: Dan Lowe Category: Ethics Word Count: 994 Human beings use non-human animals in a variety of ways: for scientific experimentation, clothing, and food. These uses typically harm animals, and causing harm is often wrong. So what is it about animals, if anything, that might justify harming them in these ways? One answer is that … Continue reading Speciesism