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    Thus, Marx concluded, there are no “objective” ideas. Ideological or philosophical arguments over what actions are really “true” or “just” are irrelevant, since “truth” and “justice” are only what humans make of them—the definition of “justice” varies according to the changing social circumstances of the human beings who are attempting to define it.
    I assume this statement also must apply to itself.  Maybe true, maybe false; maybe good, maybe evil.

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    by dov12348 on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 01:07:03 PM PST

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      Yes in that it does apply to itself, but no because the theory itself is meant to apply across class lines and as such is not subject to the same problems as it points out. Framing it as science, which it was intended to be, was to position it the upper classes ideologically while maintaining a goal and ideology of lower classes. In practical terms however it would apply to itself.

      If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

      by AoT on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 12:45:42 PM PST

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