Peter Singer & the "Quality of Life" Ethic (was Re: Replying toMarta...)

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Sun Dec 10 16:01:44 MST 2000



Jim Farmelant wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Dec 2000 16:17:06 -0800 "Macdonald Stainsby" <mstainsby at tao.ca>
> writes:
> > > Has anyone read Marx's thoughts on suicides?
> > >
> > > Yoshie
> >
> > It's been awhile, but if I recall it was around the same dynamic as
> > that of alienation
> > and religion- that it can be used as an escape from the pain
> > inflicted by the capitalist
> > system. In the light of what *causes* it, it is the bourgeoisie who
> > effectively would be
> > the murderers of workers who opt out. This is all sketchy memory
> > here:
> >
> >
>
> >I was wondering if anyone has attempted to relate Marx's thoughts
> on suicides with those of Durkheim's.  I suppose that would get us
> into a discussion of how Marx's concept of alienation is to be
> related with Durkheim's notion of anomie.
>

Yes, Giddens goes into depth of contrasting Durkheim's anomie, Marx' s
alienation and Weber's rationalization, in his _Capitalism and Social
Theory_.


Xxxx



>
> >Going back to Intro. Soc. 101.
>
> >Jim F.
>
> > Macdonald
> >
>
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