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Marx And Morality

category international | anti-capitalism | opinion/analysis author Monday January 11, 2016 20:33author by Paddy Hackett Report this post to the editors

Morality based on materialist conditions

Society determines the character of culture.

Society determines the character of culture, consciousness and morality. Capitalism, then, determines the nature of morality. Consequently it provides the conditions that enable us to condemn the exploitation of labour power as morally wrong. If exploitation is morally wrong then there is a necessity to eliminate it and replace it with social conditions that are exploitation free. In this sense we can say that there is a materialist basis that justifies condemning exploitation and alienation as morally wrong.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   You've jumped over too many steps     Mike Novack    Sat Jan 16, 2016 01:44 
   Mike And Paddy     Paddy Hackett    Sun Jan 17, 2016 21:05 
   I'll try once more, Paddy     Mike Novack    Tue Jan 19, 2016 19:47 


 
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