- Capitalism and Alternatives -

I'm stuck in metaphysics

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on April 16, 1999 at 11:46:08:

In Reply to: Is there a political alternative to capitalism as it exists today? posted by Yiannis on April 09, 1999 at 11:40:33:

: The person in its individuality is proved to be the proper source and indeed the only effective core of decision making in the society. The complexity of human nature and the freedom of the man as this was awarded by God may not be limited by any collective choice.

SDF: Thusly the author enshrines the "person in its individuality" by claiming some "award by God." One wonders what collective choice has been made to respect such a shrine, since, after all, God is known in this world by His communities; Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hinduist, Confucian etc.

: Thus the center of socialism should (and really is) the person in its unity. The main issue which socialism attempts to introduce is the definition of wealth and the way to achieve it.

SDF: Actually the primary issue-at-hand in discussing socialism is the relationship between individuals. Here we should make a distinction between the ideology of individualism, the social roles of each individual, and the body of each individual. If we are to respect the "person in its individuality," we should know WHICH individuality we're respecting. Please see my post here.

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