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isnt complete equality and no hierarchy against human nature?

edited to fix tags
asked Sep 24, 2012 by anonymous
edited May 7, 2013 by dot
a) depends on what you mean by equality and/or hierarchy.
b) explain what you mean by "human nature".
c) people lived without the kinds of institutionalized hierarchies (like the ones we live with) for a long time. even feudal history is short compared to how long we've been around, much less capitalism.

you might want to do a search here for "equality".

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Hierarchy: In my opinion it probably is. I would phrase it different and not as absolute though. Human have traits that perhaps always will group themselves in hierarchies. There's something naturally that happens. It doesn't mean its a good thing just because something is "natural". Rape and murder are also a part of human nature. Humans have negative traits. If you want to defend hierachies you'd have to try other arguments than it being "natural".

Equality: Seems a bit strange to say that equality is against human nature though. You'd have explain better what you mean here.
answered Sep 26, 2012 by Svankmajer (150 points)