Leftism and Determinism Part II

Yesterday I made the argument that core of the modern left’s political philosophy, that all people are worthy of equal concern, is reliant on determinism. I pointed out that this means that determinism is not merely an innocuous plaything for armchair philosophers, but a substantive moral position in its own right. This obliges us to take it out of its philosophical box and bring our worldview into consistency with it. I then posed two questions, which I intend to attempt to answer today:

  1. What other elements of our philosophy do we have to bring into consistency with determinism?
  2. Does determinism necessarily leave us with a bleak or depressing account of life?

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