Author: Dan Lowe Categories: Historical Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Race Word Count: 999 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 them. How could Aristotle … Continue reading Aristotle’s Defense of Slavery
The general idea of alienation is simple: Something is alienating when what is (or should be) familiar and connected comes to seem foreign or disconnected. So if work in a capitalist society inhibits the realization of our species-being, then work is to that extent alienating.
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