Saturday, July 10, 2021

Philosophical Thought: Morality and Power

My today's philosophical thought:

Morality is a plea to be oppressed fairly, and not excessively.

Dominants have little use for morality, except that a society with fair oppression is more stable against degradation, revolution, civil war, and sabotage.

(All societies are dominance hierarchies, and oppression is a structural feature of any dominance hierarchy.)

Inspirational background: the 1939 book "The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939" by EH Carr

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