Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Disconnect Between Philosophy and Politics

The arguments in philosophy and politics are interminable. If you are convinced that these are easy subjects, then you are lacking in historical consciousness. Only the ignorant and the illiterate are certain about the political path that the world should take. The more philosophy and politics you know, the less sure you are about the political path for attaining peace, prosperity, and moral and material progress. There is a disconnect between the history of philosophy and the history of politics, which proves that a connection between philosophical theory and political action is not possible. The tenets of moral theory and political theory cannot be argued and demonstrated without making an appeal (an illogical leap) to religious ideals, man’s intuitions, the so-called self-evident truths, the utilitarian ends, the deontological doctrines, and virtue ethics.

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