Refuting Marxist Arguments
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 10 June 2012, Question 4
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 10 June 2012, I answered a question on refuting Marxist arguments.
How can I effectively counter Marxist economic arguments? My family and friends often advocate Marxist economic ideas – for example, that wealth should be redistributed according to need, that corporations and corporate profits are evil, and that rich people have too much money. How can I best respond to these arguments?
My Answer, In Brief: If a person is open to argument, you need to focus on his underlying moral premises. Be friendly, speak to his context, and address his concerns.
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I'm Dr. Diana Hsieh. I'm a philosopher specializing the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I received my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. My dissertation defended moral responsibility and moral judgment against the doubts raised by Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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