Talk:Antihumanism

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I am the author of the wikipedia antihumanism article that this was rewritten from. Of the authors mentioned here the only one that could be called anti-humanist without controversy is Heidegger. The term is more closely associated with 20th century French structuralist thinkers such as Althusser, Foucault, Derrida etc. Although these were indeed heavily influenced by Marx, Nietzsche and Freud, many scholars would stress that these three were strongly humanist in their thought. 86.44.219.169 (talk) 16:16, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Additionally, the morality section has very little to do with the views of thinkers labelled "antihumanist". It claims that anti-humanists eschew moral baggage when it comes to issues such as eugenics when Foucault's concept of biopower offers a powerful critique of the logic behind eugenics. In Foucault's case, what he was often concerned to demonstrate was that Enlightenment ideals of the power of reason did not have the emancipatory weight that they were believed to have.

The phrase "antihumanism" originated with Louis Althusser's writings in opposition to the Marxist Humanist movement of the 1950s and and 60s. The Marxist Humanists emphasised the writings of Karl Marx where he was most concerned with the dehumanising nature of work and competition in capitalist societies, and with a view of communism as a society that would restore dignity to work and to human life. Althusser believed this to be a remnant of bourgeois ideology in Marx's thought and opposed to this a "scientific" view of history as an impersonal process within which human individuals have little to no say. Outside of Althusser's writings, "antihumanism" became more widely associated with the structuralist movement of the 1960s, which countered the extreme subjectivism of existentialism with a deterministic view of humans constantly shaped by social structures (such as language) within which the have no agency. 86.44.219.169 (talk) 19:32, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Please, please help improve our entry if you can. Blue Talk 23:35, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

I changed to the article. I'm aware it could be more clearly written but it doesn't go into eugenics and euthanasia which have a very tenuous connection to the French structuralism. This is not to say that the issue of morality and ethics is completely irrelevant here but I don't really have time to write an extensive section about it. 05:02, 13 November 2011 (UTC)— Unsigned, by: Hanshans23 / talk / contribs

YouTube Chanel "Miss Misanthropist" As The Representative[edit]

The woman I feel sorry for most is Miss Misanthropist whom I have compared to Marceline Abadeer from Adventure Time, because she has been abused boy both genders equally, which has given my fear, anxiety and sadness for days. Especially look at "Why I Am A Misanthropist." is why no one should trust anyone, even thougth most people I know have gained my trust but I and other people who have been treated fairly don't matter because we don't deserve it while others suffer.--180.216.68.197 (talk) 04:21, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Malthus?[edit]

Does "There's too many humans" count as a fundamentally anti-humanist perspective? ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 15:15, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

@Ikanreed Why would it? I certainly don't think it does. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 15:17, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Interpreting it in the most literal possible sense? ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 15:19, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
@Ikanreed Are we talking Childfree movement, Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, Hard green, or all of the above? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 15:23, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
I really specifically meant Malthus himself. NeoMalthusian movements have a variety of motivations, some of which are distinctly and obviously antihumanist, some not so much. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:03, 20 September 2018 (UTC)