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Why does the left support the blank slate theory?

Frame challenge: The question of innate differences between human populations is not a question of politics, but perhaps anthropology. Politically speaking, the difference does not seem huge, and when ...
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Why does the left support the blank slate theory?

Sigh… First, the Left — to the extent that the Left can be treated as a unified whole — does not subscribe to the 'blank slate' theory as suggested. It holds that people are politically equal: where ...
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What's the relation between "social-liberalism" and "socialism"?

Though most people don't realize it, the term 'socialism' predates Marx by a good bit. The early socialists were people who objected to the rampant egoistic individualism of industrial era capitalism, ...
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What's the relation between "social-liberalism" and "socialism"?

That largely depends on the context, country and era in which it is used. Like you seem to think of these as fixed ideologies, but practically these are just adjectives. Liberal referring to "...
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The flaw in the [rationalism = utopian = socialism] and [empiricism = realism = liberalism] Burkean argument

I mean when he speaks of "British empiricist traditions" and "French rationalist tradition", I assume that he refers to this distinction between continental and analytical ...
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The flaw in the [rationalism = utopian = socialism] and [empiricism = realism = liberalism] Burkean argument

An obvious problem with that reasoning is that it completely ignores the specific circumstance of being which heavily influences if not outright determines the consciousness, as noted by Marxism. ...
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The flaw in the [rationalism = utopian = socialism] and [empiricism = realism = liberalism] Burkean argument

Drawing the line "rationalism" --> "socialism" --> "stalinism", seems quite flawed, for a lot of reasons: (1) Rousseau (whom Hayek cites along with French ...
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