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Philosophically speaking...

Posted by: Red Deathy ( SPGB, UK ) on November 11, 1998 at 17:12:26:

In Reply to: Can you say esoteric? posted by Stuart Gort on November 06, 1998 at 13:49:41:

: That might be because it appeals only to the most indoctrinated of
: activists Dad. Even at this site there could only a few folks who would
: sit through what would have to be the very edge of leftist thought. Add
: that to the scarcity of what is most likey a publishing boondoggle and
: the likelyhood of finding a reading commorade decreases further.

Actually he is a fairly reasonable utilitarian philosopher, who has extended teh limits of utlitarianism to make claims against 'speciesism', to the extent that tehre is no reason not to treat sentient animals the same as humans. He has slight draw backs in terms of his eugenic propositions, such as infanticide (legitimate by utilitaran reasoning), and teh gneral problems of utilitarianism in general.

He's also writte books on Marx and a few otehr things. ISTR that he was not allowed to speak in Germany because of german academics dislike of his trend towards eugenics, but I might be getting him confused...

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