Are there any philosophies centered around the fact that people are

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In summary, the phrase "people are" in philosophy can refer to the essence of human beings, their distinct characteristics, or their collective existence. There are philosophies that focus on the nature of humanity, such as humanism and existentialism. Some philosophies view people as inherently good or bad, while others debate the role of society in shaping individuals. Philosophical perspectives on human nature can greatly impact our understanding of morality, with some seeing it as a natural expression of goodness and others as a necessary societal construct.
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Are there any philosophies centered around the fact that people are irredeemable idiots?
 
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Char. Limit said:
Are there any philosophies centered around the fact that people are irredeemable idiots?

That's religion.
 
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JoeDawg said:
That's religion.

annnnnnd that takes the cake.
 

1. What is the meaning of "people are" in philosophy?

In philosophy, the phrase "people are" can have several different meanings depending on the context. It can refer to the fundamental nature or essence of human beings, the characteristics or traits that make us distinct from other creatures, or our collective existence as a social and cultural species.

2. Are there any philosophies that focus on the nature of humanity?

Yes, there are several philosophies that center around the concept of humanity. Some examples include humanism, which emphasizes the value and potential of human beings, and existentialism, which explores the individual's search for meaning in an often chaotic and uncertain world.

3. Do any philosophies view people as inherently good or bad?

Yes, there are philosophies that hold different views on the inherent nature of people. For instance, some religious philosophies may see humans as inherently sinful or flawed, while others, like humanism, may view humans as inherently good and capable of moral and ethical behavior.

4. Are there any philosophical debates about the role of society in shaping individuals?

Yes, there are many philosophical debates about the influence of society on individuals. Some argue that society heavily shapes and molds individuals through cultural norms, social structures, and education, while others believe in the individual's inherent autonomy and ability to resist societal influence.

5. How do philosophical perspectives on human nature impact our understanding of morality?

Philosophical perspectives on human nature can greatly influence our understanding of morality. For example, if one believes that humans are inherently good, they may view morality as the natural expression of that goodness. On the other hand, if one believes in the inherent selfishness of humans, they may see morality as a necessary societal construct to maintain order and prevent harm.

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