Herbert Spencer: Social Darwinist?

Herbert Spencer, the famous 19th century philosopher, is often misrepresented as the father of social Darwinism and a precursor to the Eugenics movement. The idea of social Darwinism claims that Darwin's theories of biological evolution and natural selection can be directly applied to social organization. Those members of society that cannot survive should not survive, … Continue reading Herbert Spencer: Social Darwinist?

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Major Weak Points in Karl Marx

Among the theories and ideas of Karl Marx, we can find many weak points. Most important of these, perhaps, is the labor theory of value, because it is upon this that Marx proves that capitalists exploit the proletariat. This principle of exploitation in and of itself is what justifies the destruction of the capitalist order—without … Continue reading Major Weak Points in Karl Marx