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The ethics on darwinism and social darwinism

Has someone written a monograph on ethics related to social darwinism and darwinism?
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Ernesto Laclau: 'Any repetition that is governed by a structural law of successions is space'

There is a debate going on about Ernesto Laclau's argument that any repetition that is governed by a structural law of successions is space But what does he actually mean by that?
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Why does the government pose a Ban on things which have not been Scientifically proven to harm us? [duplicate]

A High Court bench of my country, on Oct 24, 2018, passed a law which asks telecom providers to block all pornographic websites. The 1961 international treaty Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ...
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Is the fact that private investment schemes are scams the main justification for social security? [closed]

Social security in the long term is just taking money and giving it back later. I am trying to understand the point. The only justification I see is if private investment managers are very bad and ...
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Famous European Member of Cabinet “Bridge-Builder”

Are you aware of any famous recent examples (possibly supported by an article) where an European Head of Government appointed a cabinet member because of his capability to bridge the majority to the ...
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Is India moving towards capitalism? [closed]

These days we see the current government of India (led by the National Democratic Alliance) favoring and profiting Indian and foreign capitalists. Is India moving again towards the direction of ...
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Who are the homeless

I would like to know more about the background the homeless populations in America’s cities. These narratives should drive public policy but after many searches over the past year, I still consider ...
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What is the minimum age before your political views are considered well thought out and educated? [closed]

I see a lot of the time people shut younger people down when arguing politics because they say that they aren't wise and educated enough to have these opinions. What age or education level do you ...
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Is there a feasible route by which UK housing can be made more affordable without devastating the housebuilding sector and its employees?

This question is prompted by a comment on the radio today, in which it was stated that house prices in the UK are about 10x average earnings (compared to the historically safe ratio for a mortage of ...
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Are there any societies/nations that use Torah laws?

There are societies that use Sharia laws. Are there any societies that use Torah laws? I know that the Torah influences some societies to enact some "far fetch" laws. Christians, for example, use, "...
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Are there political answers to AI-induced mass unemployment? [duplicate]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely discussed at the moment, e.g. on numerous occasions at the World Economic Forum 2017 and 2018 in Davos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw4aWeL3v5g) (2018 ...
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What is the term for the idea that everyone should vote according to their own best interests? [closed]

What is the name for the theory that democracy should work like the more optimistic theories of free market competition, where (ideally) things work best when everyone votes narrowly according to ...
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What motives do those supporting gun control assign to the NRA?

Related to this question, asking about the motivations of the NRA, it seems appropriate to look into what the opposition says about the NRA. What motivations have those who support gun control assign ...
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How to measure equivalency- the David vs Goliath problem [closed]

I'm really looking to see if any work has been done on this area and where I could find it, or if my terminology is correct. Assuming a very abstract concept of human interaction, how does one measure ...
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Does any legislation permit three or more legal parents?

In The Netherlands, a group of eight political parties (representing 75% of the 2012 parliament and still >60% of the 2017 parliament according to current polls) has pledged, following an earlier ...
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Body Language of Hand on the Back: A power statement? [closed]

This is a question about body language I notice more from US political figures and I experience sometimes from other positions of power such as CEOs, pastors, various leadership roles. Is this a sign ...
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What sort of evidence exists that higher salaries for political offices attract better candidates?

Legislators sometimes raise their own pay while claiming that it helps them do a better job and attracts better candidates. Sometimes the pay raises are justified with seemingly scientific claims. ...
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If authoritarian regimes are so bad, why do we see so many of them?

This is my first question here... If authoritarian regimes are so bad, why do we see so many of them? I don't understand why they are so prevalent in the world. It can't be because people are gullible ...
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Why religious fractionalization index of Turkey so low given %20 percent of Alevi existance?

In the data from Wikipedia Turkey has religious fractionalization index value 0.0049 which makes it the fifth least fractionalized country. But from this data it can be seen that %20 percent of the ...
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What policies exist to help elderly homeless people with serious mental disabilities?

I was at McDonald's last night and saw this old man sitting at a table alone, not eating. I watched as he got up and scooted out into the parking lot on his walker, looking around every few moments ...
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Book recommendations: What social/political structures are humans inclined to form? [closed]

This may fall under the scope of Anthropology, but here goes: I'm looking for a book which explores the question: What social/ political structures are humans naturally inclined to form? What social/...
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Do people who self-identify with the term 'social justice' tend towards respect for the individual or for the collective?

Note: this question has been edited as a result of feedback in the comments. The original title was "Do people who self-identify highly with 'social justice' tend to be left or right wing?" and some ...
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Who are the key individuals in Canada's Old Age Security program?

I am a student doing a project on the Old Age Security (OAS) program for Civic Studies 11. I have tried researching important individuals involved in this program, but could not find anything. Any ...
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How can a classless society exist with religion

Are classless societies and religion mutually exclusive? I believe that this is one of the major hurdles of communism; that the only way to remove socioreligious classes would be to ban religion, but ...
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Can providing a basic income to a subset of poor citizens benefit the government politically?

I am looking for empirical evidence that making direct monetary payments to targeted groups of deprived people - say paying all families living in a certain poor district fifty dollars every month, ...
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How many people are in favor of legalizing marijuana, but have no intention of ever smoking it?

I know someone (an American) who supports legalization of marijuana, but he has no intention of ever smoking it. (He mildly disapproves of it, but doesn't think its consequences are severe enough to ...
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What is ISIS fighting for?

I can't find anything on the subject that isn't extremely biased in either direction... Can anyone give me a down to earth answer to what ISIS's ideology is, what exactly are they fighting for? They ...
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In which case is separatism considered legitimate?

What historical background usually gives a nation/minority within another country legal grounds for separatism in the eyes of international community?
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US relationship with Saudi Arabia

How does the US justify its relationship with Saudi Arabia when half its population are in essence property i.e. slaves (women). Besides the oil, and if that is all how do we in the US reconcile our ...
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Is authoritarianism an effective route to good social policy? [closed]

In terms of social policy, I'm struck that modern research seems to suggest that the traditional authoritarian (and often perceived as right-wing) approach is almost always wrong. For example: ...
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What is the role of Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretaries in Canada?

I need your help, I am looking to find more information or if someone can tell me more about What is the role of Ministers and the Parliamentary Secretaries in Canada? Look forward to your response. ...
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Does social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. play an important role in many upheaval movements? [closed]

Does social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. play an important role in many upheaval movements? Such as what happened in Ukraine or Egypt, where the government were removed.
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Are political alignments of African or Caribbean black immigrants in line with African-Americans?

Anecdotally, I have found that anyone I personally know who is a first-generation immigrant from either Africa, or non-Hispanic Caribbean (less so) is a lot more likely to be "righter-wing" in their ...
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Is “non-white” politically incorrect in South Africa? [closed]

My sociology tutor claims that the word "non-white" is associated with apartheid values, and has requested us not to use it in essays. Do you agree with this? Some of the authors of the articles that ...