The Philosophy of Construction

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The Vulgarizations of Marxism

This is the second essay in the Meaning of Marxism series. The first can be found here. Marxism is the most intensely discredited theoretical problematic in contemporary intellectual culture. Unlike other discredited theoretical problematics, like classical philosophy for being racist and misogynistic and evolutionary psychology for drifting towards social darwinism and eugenics, most critiques of […]

Intro to the Meaning of Marxism

This is an introduction to a series of essays on the Meaning of Marxism. “What is now happening to Marx’s theory has, in the course of history, happened repeatedly to the theories of revolutionary thinkers and leaders of oppressed classes fighting for emancipation. During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, […]

Marxist Critique of Human Rights

What Are Rights? Human rights stem from the philosophical tradition, and specifically the notion of natural rights developed by philosophers such as John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. Locke argued that there were three major natural rights: the right to life, liberty, and property. For Locke, natural rights are self-evident, and they come from the law […]

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