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Fossidarity wrote

I think that all systems will eventually collapse, be it at the destruction of the solar system by the sun dying. But that's not really constructive for this conversation.

I believe that the collapse of capitalism in it's current form will happen. Of course some elements might be preserved and it might even be replaced with something much worse. But I do believe that the high level of ecological unsustainability will lead to ecological collapse which in turn must lead to at least the end of the current form of capitalism. The question is what form it will mutate in to or if it will be replaced completely by something else (hopefully something better).

I realize this all sounds a bit wishy-washy but nobody can predict the future of course.

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Fossidarity wrote

I'll just take the first 2 lines from Wikipedia:

Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit. Characteristics central to capitalism include private property, capital accumulation, wage labor, voluntary exchange, a price system, and competitive markets.

This suits what I want to see collapsed well enough.

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Fossidarity wrote

I just watched some of "Internet Comment Etiquette with Erik", and although he has some good points about some topics I don't think he fits here, he uses a lot of sexist language.

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Fossidarity wrote

Wow that's very interesting. The first thing that popped in my mind when I read about Materialism vs Idealism in this thread was Materialism. Now I feel like both are equally valuable.

Off topic: as someone who has no western-philosophical background whatsoever, what are some good books to get into this? Can you recommend me something from Hegel or something how his ideas influenced other philosophers, preferably anarchists.